Exclusive Vote - If Dame is on the roster - where do you want him opening night?

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by SharpesTriumph, Aug 25, 2023.

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I want Dame;

Poll closed Sep 15, 2023.
  1. Starting

    39.1%
  2. Bench

    2.3%
  3. Inactive suit in the arena

    6.9%
  4. Stay home

    51.7%
  1. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    Where do you want Dame on opening night if he is still on the roster?
     
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  2. andalusian

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    Missing the "State Farm" commercial option.
     
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    I still love Dame but I'd want him to stay home. I think if he played he'd be professional about it but unlike what some in the forum have indicated I don't think playing well increases Dame's value, how much better is he going to play than last season? I also don't want him taking up playing time from Scoot or Shae.

    I guess if another team called Cronin and said they wanted to see that Dame still has it, then I would want him to prove his value but I think that's about as unlikely of a scenario as I can imagine.
     
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    I still think he gets traded before training camp starts. Somewhere between mid September and early October. Somehow if he is still on the roster though of course I want him starting.
     
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    If he's on the team, starting at PG.
     
  6. Propagandist

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    Awesome question. I want to select “starting,” but unless he’s in in—trade request retracted—he should “stay home.” Because if there’s no retraction, this is Scoot’s team.
     
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    I dont believe that he will be on the roster. I expect he will be gone before training camp as that would be the best for the team in my opinion.

    If he is here, I think it would be nice to have him in a suit inactive. May be the last chance for fans to say their farewells.
     
  8. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    What I want: him to stay home, until the dust settles and we get other teams involved instead of Miami (it's the long game right now). Everyone knows his worth. He doesn't need to play.

    What the team will do: starting PG.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Mixed farewells, I'm sure.
     
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    Damian made his decision, this is Scoot's team now. Don't mess with his rookie season by playing Lillard.

    Best to trade Damian before regular season begins.
     
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    The only way I would want him to be playing is if Cronin has made a trade that satisfies Dame’s desire to be on a contender and he’s rescinded his trade request. Since I don’t think that’s going to happen, I’m going with staying home.
     
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    I went with stay home. This is not like Durant. He did not go on a world tour talking to everyone. He was quiet and professional. Dame would be a massive distraction, even for a team with low expectations while they develop young players. This is Scoot's team now with a lot of Sharpe thrown in. Dame is not even part of the marketing campaigns any longer.
     
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    I also hope they have this done before the season cause if he sits out that's all that'll be talked about. Just want it to be over but I'm patient.
     
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    He's our best point guard. He should be starting at PG.
     
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    I have never been more surprised by a poll on this board. Seems like a lot of emotional votes with zero common sense
     
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    It's what I want, the team will want to start him. Feel it's okay in this particular poll to be emotional lol.
     
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    Really? Many of us feel he burnt bridges and want him gone, somewhat emotional maybe but I am done with him and he can take his act somewhere else. This should be Scoot's team to lead and for him to get experience, Dame IMO should be nowhere in sight. Don't want to half ass a rebuild, do it and do it right.
     
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    I think that people that have moved on and want see what comes next are the polar opposite of emotional. This chapter is gone, enough with the nostalgia, time to move on.

    I would argue that people that are hell bent on having him start are either unrealistic about his desire to still be here or are emotionally attached to him.

    Until he indicates he wants to move forward with this team, I am absolutely more interested in seeing the young core growing together than rehashing the past.
     
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    It don't matter. Keon Johnson about to go beast mode. Blazers will focus on feeding the monster.
     

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