The Durant Thread

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  1. FlashWad

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    I think I would rather be in the lottery than win a championship with Durant on my team.
     
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  2. BonesJones

    BonesJones https://www.youtube.com/c/blazersuprise

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    I just looked it up. Durant is the only NBA player EVER to average at least 34 & 9 with 51/40/87 shooting in one season’s playoffs. Only player EVER.
     
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    I've learned long ago, as a blazers fan, to never get my hopes up.
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE Conspiracy Theorist

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  6. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    before anyone gets fooled, it literally says parody acct at the bottom
     
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    BLAZINGGIANTS Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, KD has a ton of parody and burner accounts (as he’s admitted himself).
     
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  8. WesleyMatthews

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    If the Blazers sign Sharpe then in 30 days he can be traded and his $6million salary matches in a trade.

    Then the Blazers can send Bledsoe, Sharpe, Little, Winslow, and Keon to match Durant salary. Throw in 3 firsts and 3 pick swaps.

    That keeps Simons out of a trade, who provides value to the Blazers but would create hard cap restrictions for Brooklyn they wouldn't want. That also allows Hart to stay with Portland who is more of a limited upside role player for a contender, not as helpful for a rebuilding Brooklyn team.
     
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  9. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Crucifix-over

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    Notice that I'm not talking about Boston.
     
  10. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Crucifix-over

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    I'm pretty sure that would be the worst offer they'd get for Durant, unless they believe that Sharpe is somehow not only the best player in this draft but the best player in the past 3 or 4 years.
     
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  11. WesleyMatthews

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    Name one team that can offer a top7 pick in the draft plus 3 future firsts and 3 swaps?

    Most contenders don't have a ton to offer. Team still has to be able to contend after giving up assets for Durant.
     
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    Isn't the earliest we could off a 1st round pick in 2025? And that would take us removing current protections for the pick we gave to Chicago in the Larry Nance deal.
     
  13. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    OKC. They own half the draft for the next 5 years.

    And honestly, SGA might be a better partner for Durant than Dame anyway. :dunno:
     
  14. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Also it has to be a team that he wants to go to. I don’t know if he would join Portland.
     
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    Yes 2025 2027 2029 picks to the Nets plus swaps in 2024 2026 2028
     
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  16. WesleyMatthews

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    Lol that's would be funny.
     
  17. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I think Durant wants to boost his legacy and if he came to Portland and helped get us our first ring in nearly 50 years, that would do that.
     
  18. theprunetang

    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    I bet he would rather play the heel again, and go join Lebron in LA.
     
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    Kg was a top 5 player when traded from boston?
     
  20. WesleyMatthews

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    Yeah I think you can rule out teams or stars that won a title, or made the finals. LAL, LAC, Boston, Milwaukee, Phoenix, GS. Durant isn't going to want titles discounted again as happened with him on the warriors.

    Then of course you can rule out teams with no chance, Detroit, Orlando, NYK, Indy, Sacramento, Houston, Washington, OKC, Spurs.

    I doubt he wants to go to Miami, Denver, Dallas, Philly, etc as either the franchise or current MVP level player gets the credit.

    Dame is about the perfect player with a long history or being good enough to help but also a long history of not good enough to win titles. Blazers franchise don't have history of winning titles.

    If Durant comes here and the Blazers win a few titles he will get more credit than other destinations.
     
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