Simons is legit

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  1. BonesJones

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    Simons played? When? He had 2 games with meaningful minutes outside of the last game of the season. Skal had 0. Jake Layman got benched for no good reason and it took Stotts far too long this season to stick with him being a part of the rotation.

    He doesn't suck as bad as Nate in that regard? Okay. Nate isn't relevant.
     
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    Here is a question for you junkies out there who want to win so bad ...
    Would you trade Anfernee Simons + ET (or Moe or some other pathetic contracts we have) for a solid 3 or 4 ? (can't think of any name right now). Or let's just say Pascal Siakam ( + some contracts to make the numbers work ), since his name is still hot ...
    So, instead of trading our 2019 first rounder, we trade Simons ... + Bad contracts
     
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    Exactly my point, perhaps my choice of words was poor. Stotts does not "trust" that Simons is better even though he has shown promise. Maybe he will be a superstar but not now. Still needs reps though, more than ~1:20 in the 4th of a blowout.
     
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    No, you're wrong. Stop spinning it.

    Stotts had a better iron than Simons. Plain and simple.
     
  5. GhostOfPGA

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    I am so excited to see what he looks like when training camp rolls around.

    I do believe he is gonna be in the Seth Curry role next season.
     
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    I really don't care to debate Nate's relevance or Simon's court time....I made my point...I would expect you to find a Stotts glitch somewhere in the narrative...I've already read those posts ….Simon's played garbage time and a few sub minutes...which was my point..he played. My talking points are my own...you've expressed plenty of your own Bones. Jake stunk up the last 3 or 4 times he was in the rotation after a great year...he didn't end the regular season playing very well...and I liked his game. In the playoffs most coaches go 8 deep....Stotts used most of his bench...I say Stotts gives bench players more opportunities than most nba head coaches pretty consistently...Rodney Hood just took Jake's minutes
     
  7. BBert

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    Simons looks 13 years old in that picture. When he matures physically and learns the NBA game and techniques, and how to defend different established players, he is going to be GOOD!
     
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    The Blazers are dog's ass lucky any time a player of Simons' caliber falls to them. No I would not mortgage the future for some mediocre forward.
     
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    A kid who looked like Simons coming into the league that everyone said was never big or strong enough to stick as a rookie was Steph Curry..everyone thought he had glass ankles as well
     
  10. BonesJones

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    Yet he shouldve taken Evan's or Moe's.

    Stotts went deeper because he was still making the silly mistake of starting Moe and Chief who gave us nothing from the 2nd round on. He went 9-deep to play ET who was horrible in the playoffs and somehow thats a credit to Stotts?

    Jake had a 3 or 4 game slump amd was immediately discarded in favor of worse veterans. Thats exactly what the complaint is.
     
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    Stotts was and never will be perfect but he sure is making his haters work pretty hard reaching to find things to complain about.

    I mean really really STREEEEEETCHing. Now he didn't play a kid enough.
     
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    Like the saying goes, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. Unfortunately some are assholes with opinions. :devilwink:
     
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    Name a rookie under Stotts who played extensive minutes his first season BESIDES Dame? When it comes to players like GT, Simons, etc. they all sit their first year and Stotts and his staff develop them pre-game, post-game and throughout the year.

    We have one of the best player development staffs in the league, a majority of our draft picks turn into NBA caliber role players. I'll gladly take some of Stotts' shortcomings for his ability (along with the staff) to turn late 1st/early second round players into contributing guys.

    Oh by the way....we don't get out of the 2nd round if Stotts doesn't play ET.

    We get it Bones...you've got a YouTube channel and played basketball thus you know more that a seasoned NBA coach. Doesn't mean every thread needs to turn into a Stotts-bashing bonanza.
     
  14. riverman

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    Meyers his first season played extensive minutes
     
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    I guess the shoe fits in my case. I've had plenty of time to form my opinion and finely tune being an asshole.
     
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    Meyers was so lost early on, cringe worthy. Glad he has stuck with it and has gotten to where he is at now.
     
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    He did play quite a bit. Maybe more so because of the lack of centers on the roster. JJ Hickson and Meyers at center with Freeland and Aldridge as PF's.
    The Blazers had 7 guards that year. They seriously were playing small. They also played Victor Claver quite a bit as a rookie though he was a euro and had more experience.
     
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    Zach when got in the rotation last year he was average about 16 to 20 minutes a game. But Stotts put his young players in not to fail so they start not have confidence in their self's. I think Simons will be legit NBA player and seems like got stronger at the end of the season and that was his biggest problem last year was his strength.
     
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    Simons seems to be a quick study and full of confidence....he'll crack the rotation before most rookies
     
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    Naw, you're far from that type. It's the ones that think they are experts and think they know more than those actually in the business.
     

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