Time for a Major Shakeup

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  1. rumbletumble2

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    Idk...they scored 9 points in the first quarter alone and still manage to put more points overall compared to us.
     
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    Good point. Our defense could turn that 9 point quarter into 30+ in a heartbeat. Maybe the @Darkwebs thread poll should be, "What Suns player will have a season or career high against the Blazers tonight?"
     
  3. HCP

    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Wow, JINX post if I’ve ever seen one.
     
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    But is it JinxSpeed?
     
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    Trade CJ not Dame and build a young core around Dame. With a 2 guard with good size and lateral quickness Dame could be part of a good defensive back court. I don't think you ever trade Dame. He means too much to the community and the franchise.
     
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    Why do you hate Dame so much? ;)

    Seriously though, Dame is at his peak right now. He’s been an absolute rock in his loyalty to the Blazers, but to ask him to sacrifice his peak years for a rebuild may be a bit too much.
     
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    Why the fuck did they have to get off to a good start, I wish they just played this crappy from the start.
     
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    I wish they had just kept playing winning. :)
    I get what you're saying i'm just being a butt.
     
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    I know, but if the season started this way I think there would've been a shakeup already.
     
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    Oh fuck that community and franchise bull shit man.. let the guy go so he can enjoy himself somewhere. The Dame era since LMA left has been nothing but mediocrity.

    The guy is nearly 30 and your saying build around him AGAIN? Lmao

    It’s over bud. The best thing to do is strip this shit to the studs and build it right. We can get a shit load of picks for Dame and Cj. Dallas, Sac, Denver, they all passed us up now. Shit with Phx getting Ayton and having Devin Booker 1 more lottery year for them and they might even have passed us.

    This shit has been a colossal failure since LMA left
     
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    I'm not really sure, this is pure speculation but I got the vibe with PA's death that not a lot is going to happen this year. I could be totally wrong it's absolutely just a feeling, but as much as I keep calling for Stotts' job, I don't know if the Vulcan has even given NO or McGowen the power to do any of that. I'm pretty sure that they don't care at all about how this season is going for (they as in Vulcan) the Blazers. They're more than likely looking at everything from a what will make the team worth more if they sell it off. They might see moving Stotts or NO as a move that makes them look less stable and could drive the cost down. I dont know.
     
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    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    A win right now would be the worst thing that could happen. 1 win over a terrible team and we will get at least another month of "see, everything is OK - we don't need to change anything!"
     
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    This is what it is like to be a Blazer fan. They do amazing or come into some extremely good fortune (Walton/Oden/Roy/etc), they suck you in, then stomp on your heart once you're fully invested after some incredibly bad luck or poor play. Been like this since the beginning.
     
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    I totally get where you are coming from but I have to believe that most fans and even the disillusioned Olshey will understand that beating the Suns is like winning the Fan Fest game and it means nothing.
     
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    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    Right now, We suck. We can't gather acceleration. thumbnailUE9XO7G4.jpg Defense, assists and fourth quarter strategy is atrocious
     
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    The answer is:

     
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    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    Don't trust that ownership. We have Turner, who is not worth the $1
     
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    This is alarming

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    Get Stotts outta here please.
     
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    What should the order of operations be?

    Would you make changes to the roster first and then figure out if Stotts needs to go? Or do you replace Stotts and see if the roster is fine with a tweak in strategy/voice?
     
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    What's so alarming? We got scouted. Counters are taking a while to implement. Not sure if Terry's at fault or the guys'. ET's quote leads me to believe it's more on the players.
     
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