We got the #3 pick. Discuss the possibilities.

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Strenuus, May 16, 2023.

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What are you hoping for with this pick?

  1. Draft Scoot and keep him

    27.6%
  2. Draft Miller and keep him

    28.6%
  3. Draft someone else at 3 and keep him (please specify)

    3.1%
  4. Trade down, but still draft in the lottery

    10.2%
  5. Trade the pick for a starting forward

    30.6%
  1. tykendo

    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I get the Westbrook hate. I don't like him either. But fact is, he's had a H of F career, and deserves at least that respect. Scooters game is speculation right now. Ain't done squat yet. Wemby is different. Skillset , at that size is rare.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    He isn't close to Dame . Dame is an underrated facilitator at the highest level. Scoot's is a facilitator in the G League.
     
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    blazerfan11 Well-Known Member

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    That makes no sense.
     
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    blazerfan11 Well-Known Member

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    He's the best underrated because he's not doing it. How many times has Dame thrown a lob to Sharpe?
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    So you would trade the pick for a proven star?
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Scoot's stats. 17.6 pts per. 6.4 ast. per. 5.1 reb. per. in 30 min. per vs. G Leaguers. I don't see ooh and ahh. Even when i watch his highlights. He's a dunker, so-so shooter. 6.4 ast. is good at NBA level , so - so at G League. Not earth moving.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    That's what you come back with, lobs to Sharpe.
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    You don't know that. It has already been pointed out that two play in teams are in the conference finals.
    Seems like you are talking Championship or bust. That simply isn't how this season has panned out.
    You can't tell sell me at any level they didn't know the possibility of tanking this year was an option if they didn't play well enough and pick up a decent player at the deadline. That decision was made last year. People on here were even talking about it.
     
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    But was his defense highlighted?
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Yes, more career ast. avg. than Steph Curry, without the same skill level of shooters around him. Yes he sucks.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Even if it was, it's G League.
     
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    Which is a step above college ball. Stop using it as an insult, it's absurd.
     
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    Hard pass.,

    We need a center (actually multiple centers).
     
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    If Scoot was available at 3, I think they'd go for it.

    Miller, probably not.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Wemby's been playing as a pro in Europe since he was 15. Hey Skylar Mays played in the G League, and is a very good facilitator. Had some nice G League stats too.
     
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    Lol, I love the idea that since two play-in teams made the conference finals the Blazers are suddenly on par with those teams.

    Both teams have played in the finals recently.

    They both also have all star wings and fowards.

    Blazers have.. neither.
     
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    I think we haven't seen any indication that Cronin will stray from the path of trying to find veteran help for Lillard. Not sure if we can get anyone better than Siakam. I liked the trade somebody suggested of Simons and the 3rd for Siakam and the 13th. Also try to add a shotblocking, rebounding banger, somebody like Williams of the Celtics or Mitchell Robinson.
     
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    You thinking this is Westbrook hate is misplaced. It is respect for what I feel very confident Scoot will be.

    First, every player is speculation to some degree. Paul George and Kawhi were no-brainers for the Clippers, but what have they done for the Clippers ... and please don't say "Well, the injuries ...." Injuries happen. Fit happens. It's part of the game and part of the player.

    Second, you did kind of make my point. I replied to a post comparing Scoot to Westbrook because of the outside shot. It's speculation that he won't get more proficient out there, too. He might actually be BETTER than we think. But I look at Westbrook and Ja Morant and I see PGs who don't shoot particularly well who have more than overcome it.

    Would you like a Ja Morant without the gun posts? Would you like a Westbrook that doesn't talk too much trash and disappear in crunch time?

    I look at Scoot and I see a guy that at the beginning of the season was considered a potential challenger for Wemby for the No. 1 overall pick. Like you said, Wemby is a unicorn and pegasus and kraken all rolled into one. Yet a 6-3 guard was considered so good that some basketball experts thought he might be on THAT level? And he didn't do anything to change those opinions. Miller had a great year to rise to that level, and Wemby just played like everyone thought he would.

    If I didn't know anything else, that'd be all I need to know. There's every reason to believe this kid is special, too, and it'd be smart for everyone to start focusing on what he brings to the table over a detail or two that he might not.
     
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    Wemby is the most hyped prospect since Lebron and Skylar Mays is 25. Use some common sense.
     

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