Game Thread Tuesday, July 9th, 3 PM PDT: Blazers vs. Jazz on ESPN2

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  1. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Leftist Mobster

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    Simons is for sure a gifted scorer and shooter. But he's not all that much else at the moment. The only way he gets meaningful minutes at the backup PG in the regular season is if Olshey literally forces Stott's hand by not signing ANY OTHER GUARD.

    Trent is a one-dimensional gunner. The Rockets could probably use him!
     
  2. tlongII

    tlongII Legendary Poster

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    I don’t think there’s any question that Ant will be the first guard off the bench. He can handle it.
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    Use Win Shares/48 minutes. It's way more accurate than Win Shares.
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    about gallinari there...
     
  5. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    I hope he is very good. So good we never want to lose him.
     
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    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    I hope Simons live up hype you guys giving him due to I really hate to see this kid get trash if he doesn't.
     
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    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    How Trent one dimensional when he rebounding dish out assist and playing pretty good defensive.
     
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  8. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Dude has EASILY surpassed his hype
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    So from this I take it you agree to a point?
    Personally I would like to see him mature a bit more and I would like the Blazers to look into a better option that can contribute right now.
    I just think this is the time to make a move if there is one that becomes available.
     
  10. Wizard Mentor

    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    Depends on what you believe the hype to be.

    If you think he's going to be one of the next great PGs in the league, you will be disappointed.

    He's MERELY going to be one of the next great SGs in the league.
     
  11. CupWizier

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    But rumor was, she couldn't handle such a small bat. :devilwink::inquisition:
    First, Trent has hardly played in the NBA so it's way to premature to determine what he is and isn't as an NBA player. Teams also can use one "dimensional gunners" as guys by the name of Jamal Crawford and Vinnie Johnson as well as many others come to mind.

    As for a back up PG, do you not think Stotts and Olshey discuss things as to needs and plans for the season? the season is a long ways off before the final roster needs to be determined. Stotts isn't forced to use Simons as backup PG as we also have McCollum and Lillard that can be on the floor along with Simonsd to make his growth easier. We also don't know how Hezonjia is going to work out either.
     
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    We gonna have some pissed off game threads when ant aint making 35 points a game off the bench this year and he misses two shots in a row.
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Gonna be even worse when CJ has a bad game and Simons is on the pine.
     
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  14. CupWizier

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    So in other words, nothing will change in this forum. That speaks more about the quality of posters than anything else.
     
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    Please, like that'll ever happen
     
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  16. Strenuus

    Strenuus Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Do you like talking about yourself that way?
     
  17. CupWizier

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    such a typical reply from you.
     
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    The NBA has become much more swayed to a scorer’s league, more than it has ever been. The league has gone away from traditional positions. The more versatile you are, the better and more valuable you are. Many teams have 2-3 guys that can handle the ball and distribute the ball on the floor at any given time, if not more. That may not be the strength of those players on the floor, but they have the ability, and it has lessened the need for the traditional PG.

    Ant can clearly score. I assume the team is going to focus on growing him as a facilitator. If he grows there, he will be a much more complete player and it will be hard to keep him off the floor.

    We’re seeing similar things in MLB, where versatility is becoming a huge thing teams are looking for (who doesn’t love Martin Gonzalez). There is a growing trend for teams looking for shortstops that can hit because if you have someone who can hit and play shortstop, you theoretically have a player who can hit and play any position on the field (outside of pitcher and catcher).
     
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  19. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    For real. Its okay have high expectations on him but also realize that he'll have growing pains, and that comes with the progression.
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    If Ant isn't top 5 in the MVP rankings next year I will riot
     

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