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Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by MickZagger, Oct 6, 2022.

  1. LayneStaley

    LayneStaley Well-Known Member

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    I think the weakness is he looks like he’s walking around on a couple of number 2 pencils. After Chet getting hurt(similar body type) my concern is health. Can you imagine if we won the lottery and the big man curse hit again.
     
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    So if you want to tank for him you're going against the greatest player in our teams history..
     
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    Nhawz Lickety Brindle

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    I agree, VW is not an option for Portland, but we still need to tank. We are not winning a damn thing this year, so ASSETS are the main goal of this season and the highest pick in the draft possible is what we need.
     
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    If they lucked into the #2 pick, the overwhelming consensus is PG Scoot Henderson. Since I feel they need to add talent, I'd have no issue with them drafting the BPA even at a position they're deep at and then balancing the roster with trades.

    I'm pretty much always for drafting for talent over need

    STOMP
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    Try this on for size.
     
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    Rastapopoulos A hot bath?

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    You must be kept really busy in December telling all the kids that Santa isn't real
     
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    Rastapopoulos A hot bath?

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    I must've missed the Bill Walton quote
     
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    BassPlaya Funkasectomy!

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    Losing on purpose is being a loser. Period.
     
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    Rastapopoulos A hot bath?

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    Oh wow, I guess he's righ...

    ...ong.
     
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    Rastapopoulos A hot bath?

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    One thing's for sure: as long as we're tanking, Chauncey's job is safe. I don't think I'll be happy if he lasts into next season, though.
     
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    Hollinger has an article out today about how scouts are not excited about anybody in the draft outside of the top two. The only reason the Blazers would have any interest in maintaining their draft pick this year is so they might be able to trade it.
     
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    If we lost 70% of our games left (also plausible because we have a lot of injuries), we have decent odds of having the fifth worst record. I'll take those odds for VW. (I also just bought a VW EV, so I'm even more onboard to land VW)
     
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    PtldPlatypus All in, baby Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    The replies to this tweet are priceless.
     
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    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    The math is not your friend. The 5th spot will get you a 10.5% chance of getting the top pick, and around a 55% chance of picking 6-9.
     
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    You have to laugh at the T-Rex stuff.
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    And that leaves 35% of 2-5. Add the 10% to that and you have 45% of a top 5 pick.
    This is by design.
     
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    Of course. The current system is designed to give the worst teams decent picks, but not enough certainty that somewhat better teams will be encouraged to tank. In a draft where only the top couple of picks are viewed as can’t miss, throwing away a shot at the playoffs makes minimal sense, especially when your best player is 32 years old.
     
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    I agree. Never been a fan at all of trying to lose.
     
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