The super Melo to Portland thread + The Big Blockbuster

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Should the Blazers puruse Carmelo Anthony?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Not No but Hell No

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  1. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely hated having Carmelo on the team last year but if Neil isn't making any legacy protecting promises and Chauncey has the backbone to use him as a mentor and situational scorer... he's a good value at the vet min. I think Chauncey has the backbone to play Nas and DJJ (if they're still here) in front of Melo and only give Melo the time that makes sense and if Chauncey is dedicated to making this team strong defensively giving Melo more than situational minutes won't make sense.

    I'm glad there could be a bunch of impact players trying to boost their value for next off season that we can get for a minimum contract and hope we do it. I'm not saying that I definitely want Melo back, I just won't think the sky is falling if we re-sign him... now dedicating a spot to Kanter at anything over the minimum would make me mad because if we give him more money, there will be more of a likelihood he will play plus if both return the roster starts to look far to similar to last season's.
     
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  2. Idog1976

    Idog1976 Best not bring it weak.

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    you pretty much hit every point I was going to make. As long as Billups uses him correctly he’s a fine tool off the bench. One that will get a lot of DNP-CD’s and also some highlight vintage Melo moments. Notice I said moments not quarters.
     
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  3. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Billups made Melo into a winner in Denver.

    But this was his feeling about Melo recently

     
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    'we' are also comparing him to Mark Gasol, Dwight Howard, Nic Batum, Jeff Green, Reggie Jackson, Cameron Payne, Monte Morris, Terrance Mann, Luguentz Dort, & Demarcus Cousins. The veteran minimum list changes every year; it isn't static. Rajon Rondo & Nerlens Noel played for the vet minimum in 2019-20

    last year, Melo was 11th on the team in TS%, but was 3rd on the team in FG and usage. He was 11th winshares/48, 9th in BPM, and had a worse rebounding percentage than Elleby. He was 13th on the team in on/off at -6.4 and managed to smash that mark with a -32.1 in the playoffs. And he was horrible in clutch time

    I don't see a reason to bring him back rather than try somebody else. If Melo was so good on a minimum last year, then he'd be worth more than a minimum this year. Do you think anybody would sign him for more? And if not, he would not be a loss
     
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  5. Fairly-Hard

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    You kind of made my point. Melo on a minimum but not playing as a 6th man would be just fine in my book. He cannot be 3rd in field goal usage. But then again he was never supposed to be. Collins was supposed to be back. Nurk got injured again. CJ got injured. Powell was added at the trade deadline. Little was hurt off and on all season. For some reason DJJ could not figure out how to dunk a ball in a game? Never seen so many missed dunks ever. He also seemingly couldn't consistently hit a three.
    Melo was what was there nightly. How many time did you read "Why is it everyone but Melo gets hurt?". I know it's been said but at times he was all the Blazers had last year. Melo and Kanter. People can complain about it but that is who was healthy and available.
     
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  6. riverman

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    Comparing Melo's rebound rate to Elleby is a stretch...one guy played only garbage minutes and the other guy played against rotation players next to Kanter who was a rebounding machine....numbers don't always tell the story
     
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  7. riverman

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    What Melo gives you is a guy who can come in off the bench and close the scoring gap so the closers can close out games....we were down in many games where Melo came in and tied up the score off the bench...that's value...defense is a team skill and until you have a unit that communicates and buys into it...everyone is an ISO player...it's way different than an individual stat from my view...defense requires 5 guys synchronized..it can be taught and I'm sure Chauncey has a handle on how to do that
     
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    Goodbye and fuck off!
     
  10. illmatic99

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    merciful end to this forsaken thread.
     
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  12. Eastoff

    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

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    Go forth, sleeper agent. Bring them down from within.
     
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    This is like HCP heaven! He's got to be thrilled......bye Melo....you chose the wrong team...the Knicks I would've seen...the Lakers...nah...
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Hey Best Wishes to Melo, but not to The Fake Show. Team Depends can suck it.
     
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    Does that mean we can finally lock this thread?
     
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    It SHOULD! But it won't happen because the mods get paid per click.
     
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    This will now be the LaMelo Ball to Portland thread!
    BUMP
     
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  19. andalusian

    andalusian Season - Restarted

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    and by Now you mean a place holder for July 14, 2033.
     
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    No. Just email it to Lakersground. We’ll throw in @THE HCP and a blurry airport photo for no extra charge.
     

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