Bogus! We are quietly doing Philly's lame "process"

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  1. Stevenson

    Stevenson Old School

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    Have you been in Moda this year? The energy is palpably dead.
     
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    For sure. But I haven't seen the eye of the tiger required to be a top 15 player in any of our guys. Except maybe Scoot. And he may get there

    *Let me be clear. I'm not giving up on these guys. They aren't getting what they deserve from the coaches either. And not that I don't think Chauncy is trying. He's just not very good.
     
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    lol...yeah....Camara will be a top-10 player in 2 years
     
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    BonesJones https://www.youtube.com/c/blazersuprise

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    What was Joe's plan exactly? To draft a 6'3 PG and do nothing in the trade or free agency market, hoping Dame would be okay with it? Hahaha
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I don't think he is going to be the only season ticket holder not to renew. The arena is already half empty most games.
     
  6. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Didn't work out so well for Philly
     
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    Dirk and Giannis took 3 years to come around. SGA too. Kobe.
     
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    Kawhi and PG weren’t All Star level out of the gate. Steve Nash and Billups took time.
     
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    Philly is a legit contender with Embiid back now. He’s only now getting to play with the players they acquired in trade. They’ve played at 64 win pace when he plays.
     
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    Hey, I'd love nothing more than mentioning Sharpe and Scoot in the same class as those guys. Ant as well.
     
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    Bucks lost to the Raptors. Be a good Blazer fan and throw shade at Lillard's team. Then ignore the Bucks when they play well.

    Milwaukee is a luxury tax team. Jody Allen makes straight cash from TV revenue sharing. That means when Milwaukee loses a game on national TV, and Lillard has an off shooting night, a good portion of that money the Bucks made from Lillard's loss goes straight into Jody Allen's wallet.

    That alone should make every Blazer fan excited. Cronin is a genious, and the Blazers owner is filthy rich! Where can i buy a Bert Kolde jersey ??
     
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    It’s not that it didn’t work out, it’s more based on who they drafted that didn’t pan out.

    Embiid is the second best big man in the NBA today behind Joker.

    Simmons was good for a few seasons then fizzled out (remember when so many in here wanted Simmons for Dame lmao)

    And then Markelle Fultz ended up being a complete bust for them in the 2017 draft as the #1 pick, when they passed on guys like Tatum, Lonzo Ball, and De’Aaron Fox.

    If they drafted Tatum let’s say instead, you wouldn’t be saying it didn’t work out for them.

    They had 3 chances to nab a superstar, and they only got one correct in Embiid.

    I wouldn’t say it didn’t work out, more the way they drafted.
     
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    I'm one of the most passive NBA fans who barely watches the product at all and years ago it was blatantly obvious SGA was gonna be this good. And I was on the books saying this BEFORE the trade happened.
     
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    let's see now...yep, that's the definition of rescind
     
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    Well hopefully the Blazers draft the right guys.
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    How so. He still wanted to be traded. He didn't rescind anything. I think he just realized the Blazers were going to send him elsewhere and tried to control the situation. But, he still wanted to be traded. He was never going to stay.
     
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    Completely agree.
    Given the circumstances by mid-August, trade was the only real option
     
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    rescind: he asked to be traded; he wanted Miami; he realized that was not going to happen; he then asked to remain in Portland

    and I said the bridges had been burnt by then. Realizing Miami wasn't going to happen, he asked to remain in Portland but it was too late. If the Bridge wasn't burnt there was too much water that had passed under

    besides that, it's pretty clear, to me at least, that trading Dame is what Cronin had wanted to do for quite a while
     
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    He asked to remain in Portland while they figured out how to get him to Miami. Not to completely take away his trade request and stay here for good.
     
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    Jody made that pretty clear. Dame wasn't coming back. She was tired of being held accountable by somebody with more power in the league than herself.
     
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