Wade Baldwin’s Future as a Blazer...

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  1. Portland2014

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    How much can we offer him with the remaining MLE?
     
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    I love his defense and athletics, but they could use more 3pt shots from that position. Wish Harkless would just take more shots.
     
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    Orion Bailey WHINEY BIG BITCH!!!!!

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    Ridiculous....
    Half the threads are about the rookies or Baldwin....

    Why don't we all just make our own thread named our own names and anyone can discuss with that person in that thread the topic of their choice....

    Then we will at least know which thread has relevant info and which doesn't....
     
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    Primary backup PG.

    Simons is a pure SG.
    Curry is a pure SG.

    I wouldn't at all be surprised if Neil screwed this up though. In fact, prepare for it.
     
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    Olshey says ET will serve as b/u PG.

    Surround him with SG Curry and SF Stauskas. Simple! Collins & Leonard or Collins & Swanigan as bigs.

    Lillard - McCollum - Harkless - Aminu - Nurkic
    ET - Curry - Stauskas - Collins - Leonard/Swanigan

    Baldwin - Simons - Trent - Layman keeping the seats warm!! Papa-G probably doesn't survive July 18 with the team.
     
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    I think this whole increased ET focus thing is a way for Neil to justify that damn contract.
     
  7. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey WHINEY BIG BITCH!!!!!

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    Or to actually make him look good so he can move him at the deadline.
     
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    is that possible? seems like a fantasy
     
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    Orion Bailey WHINEY BIG BITCH!!!!!

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    Lol, you actually got me to like one of your posts!!! But alas, since you don’t watch the games, I’m sure it’s all fantasy to you. :)
     
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    It's a useful thread, because it took 30 posts to iron out the confusion of several sincere people. Then the thread devolved into a nonfinancial one.
     
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    The ironic thing about the whole “surround ET with shooters” is that it would work even better if you substituted Turner for Baldwin
     
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    Labinot41 The allways positive PTB Fan from Germany

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    Serious question without hate, would you cut swanigan if that means we could Keep Baldwin? I would do that in a heartbeat. I do not think swanigan will ever become a nba Level Player. He's undersized, is sooo slow, has no Touch. There is no way he can play in Playoffs
     
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    I would as I don't think he will ever be any good, while Wade IMO is improving quite a bit and has athleticism and skill for his position
     
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    Plus what is valued more in the league right now? Versatile guards or undersized, cement footed bigs?
     
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    Dang, 2 for 2 on agreement! Yeah, sometimes best to admit a mistake and move on, not compound it by letting a better and very likely more valuable player (now and in the future) go
     
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    Olshey isn't the coach
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    If that were a boolean choice, yes, in a heartbeat.
     
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    Why have a "serious question" that has no relevance to the situation. Swanigan's contract is guaranteed and Baldwin's isn't. So cutting Swanigan does nothing to help us financially and doesn't help us keep Baldwin.

    Besides, if they simply cut PapaG they can keep Baldwin anyway so I don't really get your point here.
     
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    Here’s the thing; we don’t need to set our 15 man roster right now, we can have more players than that in training camp. We just need to decide whether Baldwin is worth a guaranteed contract. The answer is easy. If they don’t want to carry 15 guys they can make a trade later. But you don’t let a talent like Baldwin go, especially when you don’t even have a legit backup point guard. Nope.
     
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    Lol @ people thinking Olshey would let him go. He gets off on finding the diamonds in the rough.
     
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