Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by beast crnjo, Nov 17, 2023.
Because he’s our only player that plays defense!
Because it’s been 20 years since we had a player who was tenacious on D
Even if his jumper never comes around to a respectable level, Camara can still have an effective role in a good Blazer offense. Picks need to be set & he can certainly play the dunker spot rolling to the hoop and crashing the boards while others look to score. Portland's offense has been pretty clunky with various guards out and should look a lot better when they return. Over time as Scoot and Shaedon mature this should be less and less of an issue.
He kinda reminds me of Larry Nance Jr.
not quite that long....Ed Davis, Aminu, Wesley Matthews
I’m ratcheting up the excitement on Toumani. He’s just so good defensively. His instincts are elite and is always in the right place.
Toumani, Thybule, and Walker on the court together is a nightmare for other teams' bench players. It's like a furious left-right-uppercut combo.
Toumani's +/- (-1.5) is a hell of a lot better than both the Blazers, and Victor Wemby.
I know it made zero sense, but can you imagine Jrue with that lineup?
Wanna get away?
Toumani is putting up Scottie Pippen rookie numbers. Pippen made a huge jump in scoring during his second season. Not expecting the buckets to start pouring in for Toumani, but the defensive hustle is certainly apparent.
Camara (#14) jumped ahead of Scoot (#19) in early season rookie rankings. Chet & Wemby are battling in out for the #1 spot.
Maybe the people who are giving Camara the Pippen moniker are overhyping him. But I don’t even need that to be hyped about him.
Already better than Thybulle defensively imo, and making this amount the next three years ($1.9m, $2.2m, $2.4m). Who wouldn’t be excited about that?
Camara and Walker are a great wing duo to have off the bench. If they are the 3rd and 4th best forwards on this roster in a few years, I would be very confident about making some noise in the west.
This post made me agree with Jinxspeed. Go to your room and think about what you’ve done
Aghh scoot don’t remind me.. he makes Westbrook look like Reggie miller as a shooter
If Camara was shooting the 3 ball at a 40% clip like Mattise is, no one would be questioning the hype. Toumani is the biggest forward in their rotation while Mattise is smallest wing. Both are really versatile defenders capable of switching off on a variety of players, but their sizes don't really have them competing head to head for minutes.
Guarding which positions? Thybulle to me looks better at defending guards. Camara, who is 20 lbs heavier is better at defending either forward position. Having both in there together is nice to have.
Thybulle gets blown by pretty consistently. His defensive value lies in deflections, steals, and blocks. That's about it.
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