Tank for Wembanyama

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  1. MickZagger

    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    I’ve seen enough through preseason to see we have matchup problems and not enough size. Our bench won’t be able to score.

    Bury the hatchet and let’s roll the dice, babies
     
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  2. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers RIPcity

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    Be pretty hard to fake ten injuries.

    Unless you're saying, we should blow it up?
     
  3. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    He needs to add weight.
     
  4. MickZagger

    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    Precisely.
     
  5. MickZagger

    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    I think he’s got more on the bones than Durant did at that age
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Seems like too nice of a guy to have his career ended by injuries.

    #BlazerCurse
     
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  7. BlazerWookee

    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    <facepalm>
     
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  8. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Better trade Dame because otherwise we're not tanking again :lol:
     
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    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    You’re in love with mediocrity.
     
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    Exactly. Good luck trying to convince the coaches and players to tank again. Let's talk after the all-star break. A lot would have to happen for us to intentionally lose games.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    This kid is gonna snap in half like Chet.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I would love to here the JinxSpeed guys opinion on this. He was just blasting me because he said how amazing our bench is.
     
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    I’m against tanking talks this early. That being said, a loaded draft makes it easier for me to stomach a losing season. In a loaded west, we could still be 9-10th in the west and still have a top 8 pick.
     
  14. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    So now the JinxSpeed guy has hacked your account?
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Imagine making this thread in the preseason.

    3 games that dont matter. at all.
     
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    OKC will draft him
     
  18. STOMP

    STOMP mere fan

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    On top of the ridiculous physical attributes & skills, his mom is a basketball coach. Given health (which isn't a given for anyone), his floor is above almost any other Big's ceiling.



    STOMP
     
  19. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Objection!

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    The trouble with that plan is that's more likely to lead to injuries. People keep comparing him with Ralph Sampson, which is fair (and ominous) but anyone remember Rik Smits? Nowhere near as athletic, but his early years were just constant injuries because they kept trying to bulk him up and his frame couldn't take it. Finally Larry Brown said he could be skinny and the Pacers almost made it past Shaq's Magic to the finals.

    They showed a picture of Wembanyama next to Gobert yesterday, with the point being to illustrate how much taller the kid is, but it also illustrated that he has comparatively much narrower shoulders:

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    Rastapopoulos Objection!

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    It would be funny ("funny") if the Blazers did end up with the #1 pick. Of course you take Wembanyama, but I bet there would be huge Oden-based soul-searching.
     

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