There's a lot to be positive about

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  1. Pinwheel1

    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

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    Swinging back to Walker...he has impressed me. His stroke from the 3pt line is looking much more "confident". Last night he was 3-4 and another that was waived off. I like Camara, but I wonder if Walker should start and bring Camara off the bench moving Grant to the small forward position. If Walker can continue to shoot the 3-ball well he jumps ahead of Camara IMO....for now. Either way, he has been a positive this year
     
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    These are glorified summer league games to be honest. A player who is getting killed on here for a week will fall off the opposing team’s scout and have a good couple games…..then it will switch up and it will be somebody else. I’m sure Camara will get lit up here soon.
    Just sit back and enjoy that RipCity life. Go Blazers.
     
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    I agree that the defensive numbers are somewhat encouraging

    but there is some important context to that: Portland has only played one game against a team that is in the top-10 in offense; and only 3 games against teams that are in the top-half of the league in offense. On the other hand, they have played 4 games against teams in the bottom-5 on offense; and 6 games against teams in the bottom-10. That's a fairly lop-sided sample size and 7 of their 11 games have been against teams with losing records. Portland's SOS is 28th

    their defense hasn't been tested much so far. Another factor could be that Portland's offense is last in the league and their pace is 22nd. The Blazers are now one of those teams that can 'ugly-up-a-game'. That's not conducive to good offense on either end. Also, the Blazers haven't had Ant's matador defense out there. He'll improve the offense when he returns but he sure won't help the defense
     
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    Haven’t we played the easiest schedule in the league?
     
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    I don't think so; we've only played the Lakers once.
     
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    Post of the season so far!
     
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    wasnt it only a year or so ago @Natebishop3 create the “is this the worst blazers team ever” thread? lol :)
     
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    He has impressed me as well. I don’t really have an opinion on starting Camara vs Walker, it doesn’t really matter to me because eventually neither will be starting when the other guys come back.

    But I’m highly encouraged about having both Camara and Walker as high role-playing forwards coming off the bench. Both guys can play either forward position—as long as they keep getting better at different facets of the game, as all players do, we have a pair of cost-effective forwards who are good at a little bit of everything…but they come off the bench.

    Let’s enjoy this year of development from Walker and Camara, and see where the ping pong balls land. Any kind of rapid development from Camara and/or Walker pretty much guarantees that we will have one of the deepest benches in the league by the time this team is really ready to compete.
     
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    lol you met your quota on making someone laugh, great job!
     
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    Given how much the talent was underperforming, relatively, it may have been. To be bad when Ha was a starter is understood. To be that bad when Dame was the leader....not so good.
     
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    Yeah, that’s the ticket! Maybe we can get another “superstar” point guard like Scoot Henderson!
     
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    I know you're trying to be ironic but seriously Scoot has played 5 games and neither of his injuries point to something chronic. The dude is 19, so I'll side with virtually every scout that said he was a sure thing heading into the draft as opposed to your pretty constantly negative speculation.
     
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    We already have 2 point guards of the future... But yeah, that's the idea!
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Bro… did you fall into a time warp? That was like three years ago. Melo was on the team.
     
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    Lifes just one big blur anymore man. I thought i was being generous with a year ago. I thought it was last season. Lol.
     
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    I listened to old man reporter Dwight Jaynes on the radio last night. He's really enjoying these Blazer games. The team plays intense defense and gives a lot of effort. That's all anyone should ask for. Then he finished his glitzy observation with; the Blazers simply need to draft about 15 more rookies over the next several years, and they'll be perfectly fine.
     

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