Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by SlyPokerCat, Jul 3, 2023.
Not beaten down. Smart
Bullshit. I refuse to believe only Miami is interested in Dame
If Giannis asked to be traded to Miami and Miami is lowballing Milwaukee, other teams won't stay on the sidelines
Let me guess, this is a Miami shill?
Um and that would be a good thing!
Toronto is interested but Lillard's camp are focused on Miami. So, they are putting pressure on Portland and Miami to come to terms. They are bluffing by saying if Miami can't get their package to meet Portland's demands they will turn to Toronto. Kinda doubt Miami will buy it. The only way for this to work would be for Lillard to come out and say he'd consider other destinations, right?
Yeah this is pressure on Miami not Portland.
I think you're probably right
on the other hand we know that Cronin and Ujiri have had lots of conversations over the last 2 seasons, so maybe they have recurring regular dialog. This might have started with a discussion about Herro followed by some 'what-if' spitballing about Dame
let's find out!
Dame will be on the team come media day, imo. If Dames camp can put pressure on Portland by heat only, then Portland can put pressure on them both by waiting for Dame to go public with, entertains a few more teams, which would put pressure on Miami. Joe needs to hold strong.
I just want Dame gone to ant team but MIA. This whole debacle has really really changed the way I view him. You never really know a sports star etc., but jesus he is starting to look like a douchebag. Why he is convinced he will win on MIA over all other teams with interest (now lost interest) in him is beyond me.
pride. he knows he can't stop joe from trading him anywhere but his pride stops him from backing out of his miami only stance, publicly.
But he has publicly said he'd like Brooklyn as well as Miami when asked on that boxing show at the beginning of the summer...
Yes, publicly. Who knows what's really going on. Joe knows the most. Hopefully he isn't in a rush to make a trade just to get it done before training camp.
I like this trade. Barnes and Precious could be long term fits for us, and they are young and fit in with the timeline of our core. Boucher is good too. Trent is just a filler.
Raptors get to keep their precious OG and Siakam, Lillard gets to go play with the players he was wanting us to acquire via trade. I think both teams would be happy.
According to that, we win the deal.
Don't see how there is pressure on Portland, Blazers are going to suck with or without Dame.
Teams will either offer real value for Dame and he gets traded or they will not offer legit value and he stays. Blazers aren't going to give him away for a poor return. They might be slightly willing to lose a bit in the trade to get a deal done, but no more than that. This is the biggest moment of Joe Cronin's career - he isn't going to rush to go down as the idiot GM who gave Dame away for scraps.
Blazers are totally prepared to bring Dame back to camp, ride this out to December/Deadline.... and possibly even consider keeping Dame until next summer. They'd prefer to do a trade sooner but there needs to be at least a single real piece. Can't name one very good thing in these Heat rumors.
I agree. Portland won't "win" the trade....we always knew that. But we do need a couple of good young players that play a position of need (or one really good player) and some picks. But there is absolutely no pressure for Portland to make the trade for the reasons you mentioned.
Yeah I almost want to bring Dame back here just to stick it to Miami.
Previously I was thinking hey maybe we lose a bit in the trade just to turn the page and focus on Scoot/Sharpe.
But caving in to Dame and Miami sets a horrible precedent for players to run over the Blazers. Say what you want about Morey, but I don't think any 6er is ever going to try the Ben Simmons holdout for that team or management again.
The Blazers are, but is DL? Has he said he'll report? Genuinely asking.
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