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  1. SlyPokerCat

    SlyPokerCat cats rool dogs drool

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    No they won't
     
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    Hoopguru Well-Known Member

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    Once JBuss and Robbie see they are as mediocre as 26 other teams are, as in years past they will try their magic once again.
     
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    Tanking will not benefit them.

    In 2023, the Pelicans have the right to swap picks with the Lakers in the first round via the Anthony Davis trade.
     
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    Hoopguru Well-Known Member

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    I knew that but totally forgot. Thanks
     
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    they won't have to....going by their history some idiot GM will trade them the #1 pick for Westbrook
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    I thought they already had two generational players on that team? Three is you count the guy that averaged a triple double all season?
     
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    CJ_is_Gone Well-Known Member

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    You can't have it both ways...

    Would you have rather given up the #7 pick (Sharpe) for Nance?

    The protections were put on the pick by Portland - not Chicago.
     
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    The guy that averaged a triple double that cant shoot worth beans? And nobody wants in at end of games. That guy!
     
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    If Silver wants Wemby in LA it prob will happen in some magical way!
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    hE pLaYs bEttEr AT tHe eND oF THe SEasOn!
     
  11. WesleyMatthews

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    Wemba looked incredible the other night. Best prospect since LeBron?

    Blazers need to make a decision quick on trying to win vs tank this season. Last year they waited until January which kept us out of the top 5 picks.
     
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    they aren't as much protections as impediments. Teams almost never protect a pick that long. It's almost always for 2 or 3 seasons, at most, than switching to a 2nd round pick or two. And those are usually for players quite a bit better than the often-injured Nance

    a good GM would not have encumbered Portland first's for 7 years, certainly not for Nance.
     
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    c'mon man. Blazers would not only have to trade Dame, they'd have to trade Grant, Nurkic, Hart, and maybe even Simons to have a chance to 'compete' for the first pick. And even if they had the worst record in the league, they'd only have a 25% chance of landing on #1
     
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    We will know by the end of November this year.
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    I thought it was 14%?
    But they have like 66% of getting in the top 3?
     
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    PDXFonz I’m listening!

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    But big choker while in the playoffs.
     
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    Dame isnt going anywhere.
     
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    14% is the correct number. Man if we tank the season and get 2-3, it will still feel like a failed season.
     
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    you're right....14% of #1. But only 40% of top-3

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