Victor Oladipo an intriguing potential trade target for the Portland Trail Blazers

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  1. illmatic99

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    Oladipo is pretty much ideal 2 guard size with his 6'9 wingspan, he was voted first team all defense in 2017-18. He even led the league in steals that year.

    The injury history and contract status might mean they'd have to incentivize us for taking him on.
     
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    I dont worry about his next contract. Id want to buy low on him, and use him as our 6th man, and then if you can't sign and trade him, I'm ok with him as a rental. But I'm sure some other team would view him more long term and pay accordingly.
     
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    Extra picks?
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Hahaha
     
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    He has one year left on his deal. Why would they have to incentivise someone to take him?
     
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    uh... cuz he's a risk to walk?

    like how the spurs threw in Poeltl along with Kawhi to toronto?
     
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    Poeltl went to the spurs from toronto
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    leave it to me to mess that up so badly.

    oops.
     
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    Still oladipo is no kawhi. They want actual value, I agree they need to add due to the flight risk, injury, history, etc.
     
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    especially if it's for a guy locked in longterm like CJ.
     
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    You saying incentivize makes it sound like they need to attach an asset to dump him.
     
  14. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Shitty Blazer-media wrote it. Cant stand anyone that covers the team... outside of myself and @hoopsjock of course. :D
     
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    Cj for vo straight up just to get rid of cj
     
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    yes plz
     
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    ...would be a terrible idea.
     
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    Is cj even a net positive player with his below average defense and below average offensive efficiency? Vo is all nba defense.
     
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    That All defensive 2017-18 season for Oladipo sure looks more like an outlier season compared to the rest of his career, yet he seems to get generally judged solely on that season. As inefficient as CJ is, and complained abiout, take away V.O.'s stand out season, and his highest TS% for his career was .534. Since becoming a full time player, CJ has never been that bad.
    VO has once been OVER .100 WS/48. CJ has only once been under.

    VO has only once shot over .365 from 3. CJ's never shot below .375.

    If he was on our team, fans would hate on him so much for how much even less efficient he is than CJ, and his little bit of defense wouldn't cover for that. Of course, he'd never actually be on the floor, so we could always just live off of his memory from 3 season ago to make us feel like we might get that one again.
    I'd happily take V.O. But not for CJ
     
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    I don't think it's a huge upgrade in terms of talent but I think it is huge in terms of fit. You're way off when you say "his little bit of defense". Oladipo is far and away a better defender than CJ. His efficiency is bad because he is a lead guard on Indy, here he'd be the secondary scorer and hopefully he would take the wide open jumpers that CJ passes up to go iso. I like CJ for a team that needs a guy like Dame that isn't as good as Dame is at anything but we aren't that team. Oladipo brings a different set of skills and would make our team better. Oladipo is not as good of an offensive player as CJ is, that's clear but he is so ahead of CJ on D that it makes up for the offensive difference. The thing is we need defense a lot more than we need offense and the drop off from CJ down to Oladipo isn't going to kill our offense. The only concern about Oladipo is health and if that's your argument then I don't really have anything to counter that.
     
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