Trail of Tears

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by TBpup, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    the two of them combined for about 9M dollars in salary. That means they were paid 9M dollars for zero points and zero rebounds. They averaged zero blocks per36, zero steals per/100 possessions, and they shot zero FT's in clutch time, or any time before clutch time. 9 million dollars for all that...such a low cost
     
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    and much of Ezeli's contract was paid for by insurance and Pau's contract was voided.
     
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    Lol, by that logic...

    Predictably they were swept out of the playoffs yet again by teams using the same formula that had spelled their end the previous seasons. Double Dame & CJ and dare anyone else to make a shot.

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    Right? I LOVE this avatar, although it is not how I pictured Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin in my head.
     
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    Unlike others I don't make it a practice to call out people on this forum.
    I already said Bosh & Oden as an example of signing injured players.

    Every time last year we played Utah. Members of this forum would say what a great coach quin sunder is.
    If you visited Utah's forums they'd hate on their coach and wish they had Terry stotts.
    My position on NO and Stotts is known. I need not repeat myself.
    Let's not pretend otherwise.

    I'm away I'm going to get a lot of hate for these two posts. I won't be reading all the responses, and replying to even less.
    It's a hot topic isssue and I have zero interest in debating fanatics

    Btw way to gloss over the part I said about how poor of a drafter Riley has been. But hey hot topic issues gotta be rite on the interwebs it's important.
     
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    sure...I could have done that but I wasn't going to invest the time. I guess, over that 3 years, you could add total up wins over the time for every team in the league and try to gauge Portland that way. But like I said, a couple of times, whether it was a 3 year sample size or a 1 year sample size, playoffs or regular season, those are still pretty poor gauges for a GM who has been on the job nearly 8 years. Judging him just by making it to the WCF, one year, is an even worse gauge, IMO
     
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    Again wasnt an argument, just saying IMO it would be interesting to see those type of comparisons. I am sure I could look all that up on NBA.com’s albatross of a website.
     
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    In the WCF.

    I'll take that, as would almost every other fanbase in the league.
     
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    The context of this thread is 2016 and forward... not his entire 8 years. If you don't want to use three years as a metric, start a new thread.

    You're either being purposely obtuse or you're in the wrong thread.
     
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    hey...I played by your rules...even after you changed them
     
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    You're in the wrong thread, champ.
     
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    So this is where all the cool kids are hanging. How did i miss this thread? Nice to see ya @dviss1
     
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    are you now the czar of a thread you didn't create, with the power to veto posts you don't like?

    I don't think so.
     
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    Context matters.

    Maybe re-read the original post.
     
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    maybe you should re-read my posts. As I said, I played by the 'rule of 2016'...that was never written down anywhere as far as I could tell...and yeah, I took it a little further and added important context. That happens in every thread here. Learn to adapt like I adapted to you when you changed your criteria
     
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    Except you got a lot wrong here.

    The luxury tax doesnt limit use of the TPE.

    We're talking about tradeable contracts so a two-way contract that doesnt count as anything in the trade isnt a tradeable contract.

    The tax wouldnt eliminate us of the MLE, itd simply mean we'd have to use the taxpayer MLE. The difference between a $6M MLE and $9.8M TPE isnt huge, and wouldnt hurt us as bad as having limited trade flexibility.

    For contracts over $26M, it becomes far less of an upgrade if we have to use CJ. Having to throw in CJ because of lack of foresight and not having proper tradeable contracts would be silly.

    That July hypothetical trade would be reliant on Hood accepting his PO and I've never seen a trade agreed to in advance that includes a player with a PO they have yet to accept.

    And I'd rather have Hood, Ariza, and additional 2nd round picks than Whiteside.
     
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    Original Post......... We're still paying for Olshey's mistakes in 2016.

    Me........ We've been a top 25% team since 2016.

    You....... He didn't draft Giannis 7 years ago!
     
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    They were humiliated in the WCF losing in the exact same way they'd ended the previous seasons. No fanbase would be happy about the malaise of seeing their team treading water season after season outside contention throughout the career of arguably their greatest player ever. Happy for you being satisfied with the state of things, I'm not. I want a team assembled with parts that fit. It's getting increasingly obvious Neil doesn't have a vision.

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    Fact is, we made it to the WCF while 13 other teams in the west didn't. Maybe you were humiliated but the team wasn't as it was a very good season and beyond most expectations, but don't let that stop you from crying. :bgrin:
     
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