Sharpe vs Other Rookies

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  1. blazerfan11

    blazerfan11 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like he can be an above-average rebounder any time he decides to.
    I sure wish both Sharpe and Walker were getting more playing time.
    The goal for the Trail Blazers should be to get better, not win games. They are not mutually exclusive.
     
  2. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I want to see him rebound more and get more assists/stats in his boxscores. But I'm really happy with what he's doing (tho he is a bit inconsistent at times, but that's to be expected).
     
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    He needs to work vigorously on his handle during the offseason
     
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    Yea like we been in the lottery since we got Dame
     
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    What does this post even mean? :dunno:
     
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    I'll soil myself and be the Eeyore interpreter for this post

    he trying to say that Sharpe is the most talented player Portland has drafted in a long time only because he's the highest draft pick Portland has had since they drafted Dame. It's a way to dismiss Sharpe, but ironically, to get to that dismissal he has to back-door acknowledge what a positive impact Dame has had for Portland
     
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    It's not that ironic because @AldoTrapani is incredibly erratic when it comes to Dame, one minute he is complaining about feast or famine and telling us how he told us that Dame's not a superstar or is washed and the next minute he's talking about how he feels sorry for Dame because he's so great and this organization is such shit or how he's a superstar that will never get the chance to play with another superstar and he likes to guarantee shit like a child speaking in absolutes. The only consistent qualities about Aldo's takes are that they are negative and with the exception of simple predictions they make very little sense.
     
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    The dude (or dudette) is trolling everyone. He doesn't believe half of what he types.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    It's probably Mixum. That was his MO. Nothing new.
     
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    I really don't think it's someone trolling at least not in the classical sense. Aldo believes the bullshit that he spews, it's not just to get a rise out of people. The dude is just incredibly negative and doesn't really understand what's going on most of the time. Terrible takes not meant to get a response but made because he thinks they are somehow legitimate.
     
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    Exactly! Of course he’s the most talented bc we never picked anywhere near that high since Dame got here! Granted we did have that Zach Collins draft but that was the 10th pick we traded up to.
     
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    There is another poster here who is very similar and his handler told me that he is always “joking” and not serious. Hard to tell around here.
     
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    We drafted CJ in the lottery the year after we drafted Dame.
     
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    what could have been

    do you think Dame & Giannis would be a good tandem?
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    It didn't even make sense at the time. I didn't understand why we would draft a short combo guard after we just drafted Dame.
     
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    Because Olshey couldn't think of anything past trying to replicate the Warriors.
     
  17. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I don't even know if it was that.... I think Neil was a good evaluator of talent, but a bad chemistry person, so he would become fixated on a player regardless of fit. Taking CJ right after drafting Dame, or trading up to get Collins when we clearly needed more veteran players and not a raw rookie big man.
     
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    he drafted CJ 2 years before the Warriors won their 1st championship. It was simply a case of Olshey falling madly in love with a player during the draft process and no amount of obvious reality was ever going to budge him away from his ego-driven belief that CJ was an elite player and that a 6'3 wing would work in the NBA. Blind, stubborn, and stupid is a bad combo for a GM
     
  19. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Yup. Neil's ego and hubris would not allow him to recognize that he was wrong about something. He'd double down or blame someone else.
     
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    Olshey was absolutely correct if he thought CJ was an elite player. Remember, ESPN ranked him as high as 13th in the league at one point. Even if they over-valued him somewhat, that's certainly in the elite mix. The fit alongside Dame was always an issue, but CJ is currently getting all-star talk as the lead guard in New Orleans. He certainly works in the NBA.

    Calling Olshey blind and stubborn on that topic is rather ironic.
     

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