Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Natebishop3, May 7, 2019.
That was a terrible call...
I'm not opposed to a different starting lineup, but my take on the last game was lack of focus/effort on defense. I especially noticed several sloppy plays by Chief and CJ that seemed ambivalent in terms of effort. Several uncontested layups while players just watched.
If your Stotts do you decide that you are better off motivating the existing starters, which has worked at times, or changing the lineup, which is completely untested and takes players out of their precious rhythm? It seems lose-lose for Stotts.
Sit Aminu in favor of Zach. Period.
Play Meyers. Play Jake.
Play with aggression. Be the aggressor. Get a fucking rebound instead of sprinting back down the court as soon as the shot is released.
Then again, Terry never takes my advice.
The refs give Moe fouls like they are going out of style. Ain't no way Stotts alters the lineup. I am 100% convinced of that. Yes, it will be the end of the series too.
This offseason we need a backup point guard and a starting power forward.
Jake has played 11 minutes in this series. He has contributed 1 point and 1 rebound in 11 minutes. Not sure that sort of production is really going to help. Plus as soon as he comes in they just attack him on defense.
Aminu is having his worst post season in his career.
9 ppg, 7.6 rebounds off 35% shooting and 30% from three.
If people wonder why Dame is struggling, it's because people like Aminu are stinking up the joint.
Harkless is shooting 21% from three.
That's because Mo fouls like it's going out of style.
My pipedream is something like:
Harkless and #25 for Prince and #41.
Then ET, ML, ZC, 2020 and 2022 1st round picks for BG
Then resign Kanter with the Full MLE, Hood for $4.15M (Non-Bird), & Aminu for $7M.
Lillard (36) / McCollum (12)
McCollum (23) / Hood (18) / Simons (7)
Prince (32) / Aminu (12) / Hood (4)
Griffin (30) / Aminu (18)
Kanter (28) / Labissiere (15) / Griffin (5)
Dame struggled last season when Aminu shot great.
Why sign Aminu when Vonleh will be cheaper?
Because we'd have Aminus bird rights. What would we use to sign Vonleh?
I'm looking for energy, attitude, and fresh legs. Whatever it takes.
Ive seen it probably 20x times now, and I still don't think its worth a flagrant. In my opinion that play happens a lot and most of the time its just a foul... I guess if they want to call that flagrant than Im ok with it if its consistently called consistently.
Dame struggled last year because he had Rondo/Holiday/Davis gang banging on him.
It's for safety.
He shoulda put the arm up straight and actually tried to play some fucking defense...
Around 8% of men from Asia are the direct descendant of Genghis Khan.
I am looking for more points then the Nuggets and Jake doesn't help on either end of the court for that to happen.
I biggest problem we have one rim proctecter on this team and he comes off the bench. Zach has not rebound well except a couple of games. But what he has done is block shots and change shots at that rim. Plus he has guard Jokic and Millsap pretty good this series. I would start Dame CJ Aminu Zach Kanter. I would play our guards on there guards because Murray is torching our towards so that not working and I think that's has something to do we not rebounding very well because they out position to rebound. The reason Aminu over Harkless better rebounder and bigger threat from 3.
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