Tentative Blazers Rotation?

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  1. TBpup

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    To start the season?
    Dame/CJ/Hood/RoCo/Nurkic (if Hood is ready to start in 4 weeks)
    Ant/Trent/Jones/Little or Gabriel/Kanter (Collins won't be ready to start the season. Ant may play very little and Dame/CJ roll with the 2nd unit)
     
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    Serious Question:
    Who's guarding LBJ, and who's guarding AD?
    In the playoffs it was Trent and Wenyen, what about now?
     
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    It really would help if we knew when Zach was going be back i i would say early January if he had his operation in September but it's going really depends on when he's back in the fold.
     
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    Fun fact.

    ROCO has a longer reach ( 7’ 1.75”) than Zach Collins (7’ 1”)
     
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    We legit need a long ass 4 who can defend
     
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    I ask myself the same thing, Nurk? He is 1-8 against Davis in the Playoffs, Collins? He would foul out in the 1st half if he has to guard AD, there are just a few who could guard or at least slow down AD and that's Embiid, Bam, Gobert?, Simmons, Draymond, Giannis and that's probably it. Lebron is unguardable
     
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    I absolutely agree. I wish we had the MLE to spend on a guy like that.
     
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    Maybe we can sign Anthony Davis to guard AD ....
     
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    Trent, Jones, RoCo, Collins.

    Maybe Little if he becomes a rotational guy.

    Then we need Nurk to win Harrell matchup and DameCJ dominate their matchups.

    Its going to be tough, there's a reason the Blazers aren't the title favorite the Lakers are.
     
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    But Zach is 4 inches taller. That figure you point out is wingspan.
     
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    Yes. My mistake
     
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    I really think that when you play the Lakers you have to put one guy on LeBron, for us that would be RoCo and one guy on AD which would be Zach. For Zach especially but really for both guys you tell them not to worry about shutting them down and not to play too aggressive aka don't get into foul trouble. Just stick with your assignment and be a pest. Then we don't let anyone else on that team score any significant points. All we have to do at that point is have our entire team outscore AD and LeBron which is easier said than done. Not to beat a dead horse but I always will, this strategy doesn't work while playing CJ major minutes because he won't be able to shut down his assignment even if it's a decrepit Wes.
     
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    Dame
    CJ
    Covington
    Melo
    Nurk

    Second unit
    ?
    Trent
    Hood
    Jones
    Kanter

    dunno what happens to Collins tbh. Maybe he won’t be ready for the season. If he is, he replaces Kanter.
     
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    Melo as our starting '4' does not give me cause for optimism.
     
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    This is not how I would do it, but it's what I expect the rotation to be for games that we are trying hard to win:

    Dame 36/CJ 12
    CJ 23/GT 25
    Roco 27/Hood 21
    Melo 25/Jones 20/Roco 3
    Nurk 30/Kanter 18

    No idea where Zach fits into this when he comes back.
     
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    Huh? You think collins would play center over kanter?
     
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    Injuries happen. When they do, we have options.
     
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    I’d still add Bowman. Zach will eat min from Melo, Jones, and Kanter.
     
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    100%, assuming he’s on the roster and healthy. Kanter will be a mix and match guy like he was in Boston.
     
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    this won’t be it
     
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