The new offense....Can/Will Stotts adjust?

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  1. Mediocre Man

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    Nurkic was made to play with the ball going through him. His ability, and seemingly joy of passing is perfect for it. I'm really hoping we install some of the old Rocket sets when Hakeem was there. Utilizing his low post scoring and passing ability. They also, like Portland with Sabas, utilized the Princeton offense a bit. Back door screens with his passing and our shooters would be effective.
     
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    Loved the 95' Rockets with Hakeem and Drexler. Speaking of Hou, the best the Blazers looked in the last few years was when Aldridge was dominating the post in the first round of the playoffs against them. It's not a stretch to say Stotts can/will adjust to a legit post threat, it's glaringly obvious that's what this team has been sorely lacking.
     
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    He's so nimble. Reminds me of Boogie.

    Just looks a bit turnover prone though. Needs to get some chemistry with this team. I keep forgetting that he's only a year older than Noah (and 2.5 yrs younger than Meyers). The tools are there and he's sooooo young
     
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    jlprk The ESPN mod is insane.

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    Those 2 games were due to McHale's lack of adjustments, not due to Stotts' adjustments. Then McHale adjusted.
     
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    I was surprised to see him go for 38 in game 1 against the thunder and 41 in game 2.
    But then again, Aldridge was always super efficient against the Thunder in his Portland days.
    They, like the Rockets in 14 had no one to check Aldridge.
     
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    You saying anyone who would offer Chandler Parsons $22 million per year is a fool?
     
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    Fool..... Is that like the Knicks thinking Melo is a leader?
     
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    That's exactly the word that immediately came to mind while watching him. For his size, he's unbelievably nimble. That spin move for his first basket; that rebound that he grabbed and then started the fast break with a behind-the-back-dribble; his quick hands - I fucking love this guy already! He's definitely a little raw around the edges, but he has all the raw ingredients to be a VERY good center.
     
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    Three things I look for in a big man:
    1. Good hands-- he's got em
    2. Good feet -- he's so light on his feet
    3. Knows how to use his size -- check

    He's 22. Can't wait to watch this dude develop. Now is when we need to invest big in a dedicated coach for this guy. And working out with Dame/CJ should provide all the motivation he needs.
     
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    I LOVED how on one of his drives to the basket, he sent Gobert flying in the camera section....because size.
     
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    YES! That was my favorite moment of the game!
     
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    the spin move was pretty good too. it made me think of the hawks game and how the blazers posted nards doing that getting is only two points. it was like nurk saw that and made sure to rub it in that he was better at it.
     
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    I saw Nurkic do something last night that is almost unheard-of in today's NBA. Walton lived by it because coach Wooden preached it.




    HANDS UP ON DEFENSE!
     
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    I like his touch off the glass...the guy has good english on his layup and can score....fearless in the paint...nobody will push him off the block if he gets set
     
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    The hell you say....does that really help? You make a great point that should be totally obvious yet you see a lot of Blazer defenders with their hands down.
     
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    Not to mention, he kept his eyes open while defending
     
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    It's old school, so uncool.
    Dinosaurish, like making a layup and running the other way without trash-talking.
     
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    He damn well better. You gotta feed that big man. If I see a bunch of fucking weaving and perimeter passing...
     
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    Nikolokolus There's always next year

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    Kind of bummed I didn't actually get to watch the game last night, but if he was good as everybody says he was, then I don't think Stotts is going to have much choice but to try and play through him (assuming he can be consistent).

    The question remains, if CJ and Lillard are going to become more willing passers, but it should be obvious that if Nurkic can be played through (without turning it over a ton) then he should make their lives easier.
     

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