The Zach Collins example

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  1. Portland2014

    Portland2014 Well-Known Member

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    Zach Collins is the perfect meter of what Blazers fans tend to do with our players

    What you are seeing now, a good starter on a bad team or potentially a good sub on a good team is what he always was

    But reading this forum in the past years you could read people comparing him to Anthony Davis, calling him a unicorn...

    The same happens now with Sharpe and others

    Sharpe compared to Kobe
    Camara compared to Pippen
    Scoot a big version of CP3

    The fuck are we doing.... Why does we set ourselves up for disappointment

    Don't make me wrong, if we really had superstar talent like OKC with SGA/Holmgren I would be the first hyping them up, but right now we don't have that

    Is it just being Homer or Blazers fans don't watch much basketball outside of our games to be able to compare players?
     
  2. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Oh! Now do a thread about Pat Connorton or maybe CJ McCollum.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Lol I laugh at everyone who wastes time trying to reason out why we let go of an oft injured PF/C. It's like they gain amnesia once someone is traded.

    Do better
     
  4. Portland2014

    Portland2014 Well-Known Member

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    I was saying the opposite

    He's a good player, nothing to be excited about, but people in this forum were raving about him in the past years calling him a Unicorn, the white Anthony Davis...
     
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    So are you saying Sharpe is nothing to be excited about? I agree comparing players to all time greats is always premature,
     
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    I started a thread 1 year ago calling him the most exciting player since Drexler...

    But exciting doesn't mean he will be as good

    Obviously Shaedon is above Collins as a prospect but at the same time comparing him to Bryant/McGrady is not a good thing after watching him lately...
     
  7. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I'm sure Blazer fans are the only sports fans who do this.
     
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    beast crnjo Well-Known Member

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    If we give up on a player they will go on to be good, if we keep them, they will suck. It's the Blazer way.

    Now Zach is the exact type of PF we need on our team. This fucking franchise can't help but fuck up everything.

    Maybe we can trade Brog and a first to get him back.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    I still think Meyers Leonard will be the next Hakeem Olajuwon, centers just develop slowly.

    #VanillaOlajuwon
     
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  10. SharpeScooterShooter

    SharpeScooterShooter SharpeShooter

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    Lol. The irrational fan example.
    Mods please change title.
     
  11. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    Whoa, is it 2017 again?
     
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    Zach Collins is an incredible team defender. He made a huge difference for us in the playoffs.

    Healthy Collins alone would have probably bumped the Dame teams to middle of the pack on defense.

    Not a superstar, but very valuable.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    But what about Akeem Olajuwon?
     
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    Are you familiar with the phrase "straw man"?
     
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    SGA was just an up-and-coming, occasionally tantalizing talent when the Clippers traded him to OKC, which is sort of the whole point of hoping for the best with young prospects. Some pan out, some don't. I doubt Portland fans are unique in that.
     
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    HailBlazers RipCity

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    Who was 20 years old, also from Toronto...
     
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    handiman Well-Known Member

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    And a mid- to late-lottery pick out of Kentucky...
     
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    With less sarcasm, was this team suppose to be winning team this season? I guess I missed that memo...
     
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    What the fuck are YOU doing with your constant negativity? JFC. Write a positive post once in awhile to spice things up a bit.
     

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