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. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru Well-Known Member

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    His opinion, as he thinks they will be good with either but PDX would want Miller. No legit source just his speculation.
     
  2. BigGameDamian

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  3. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    I've came to the conclusion a significant portion of Blazers fans will follow whatever direction the Blazers take with excitement and admiration. Thankfully we have a large section of rational posters here at this time. But the irrationally positive ones will always be perplexing.
     
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  4. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    If Brandon Miller is taken #2, how do you guys feel about trading down to #4 to draft a forward and get some Houston assets
     
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    Fez Hammersticks スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    The only trade down move I like is #5 with Duren for #3/+

    ONLY if Scoot is taken at 2
     
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  6. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    What are we doing with Scoot if we have Dame/Ant/Shae on the team ?
     
  7. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    And how is it not stubborn optimism to assume that a totally unproven rookie PG could “potentially” lead the Blazers to contention when so many great PGs before him couldn’t? (Stockton, CP3, Nash, Iverson)

    The fact is that neither sticking with a rebuild around Dame nor a full-on rebuild without him is probable to result in a title. Titles by small market teams are rare in the NBA. If you look back at my posts over this season I’ve been consistently saying that Cronin needs to pick a lane and stay in it. The last thing I want is another half-assed season straddling the fence between a rebuild and a reload. My preference is to have him give a real shot at a rebuild around Dame simply because Dame has been so loyal to this market, he wants to win here, and it would be the sports story of the century in this remote NBA outpost. All of that said, if Cronin can’t find the deals needed to make a realistic shit at a run, he should pull the plug, trade Dame to a decent team and get as much capital for the rebuild as possible. What I don’t understand is why so many of you, based only on a fan’s notion of what Cronin can get this summer, are so quick to demand even taking a look.
     
  8. Voodoo

    Voodoo An American hero

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    Literally one of the worst trades in team history, ugh.
     
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    So the idea of pairing two All-NBA players on our team is stubborn optimism but relying on future draft picks to turn us into contenders in just 3-4 years, is not?
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I'm terrified by the lack of Affordable housing , and struggling to make ends meet.
     
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    If they intend on keeping Scoot, then I would imagine they will trade Ant.
     
  12. wizenheimer

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    c'mon man

    Lebron didn't win a title till his 9th season; Giannis his 8th season. Jokic is in his 8th season and hasn't won yet; Embiid is in his 8th season and hasn't even played in a conference finals game. And those two guys have won the last 3 MVP's. It took Curry 6 seasons and the construction of an incredible roster. Kawhi was in his 8th season when he won in Toronto. Durant was in his 10th season when he won in Golden State

    and they all had all-star teammates; often more than one.

    Ja Morant finished his 4th season and Memphis was a 1st round exit miles away from contention, and he's playing with a DPOY in JJJ and a future all-star in Bane. SGA finished his 5th season on a young talented team, much like you describe, and they had a losing record and were in the lottery again

    but Scoot is going to do it in 3 seasons? lol
     
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    "Potentially in three or four seasons"... what I posted.

    "Is going to do it in three seasons" is what you claimed I posted.

    Did you misrepresent my point on purpose?
     
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    do you think it makes a difference whether it's 3 or 4 years?..You said 3. I didn't pull that number out of my colon
     
  15. SharpeScooterShooter

    SharpeScooterShooter SharpeShooter

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    of all the valid points in his posts you chose this as a point of contention?
     
  16. SharpeScooterShooter

    SharpeScooterShooter SharpeShooter

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    no but ignoring all of your valid points makes a difference.
     
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    Not all "all-NBA players" are the same. Dame made third team at age 32. Siakam made third team last year.

    This is not Nokic and Doncic we're talking about, which are examples of younger guys that have been more than borderline all-NBA players recently.

    Dame, Siakam, and Grant is a dead end. An expensive sacrificial last gasp effort to make the best Blazer ever happy.

    Scoot, Sharpe, and other quality young players is definitely no guaranteed success, either. Their team might never make it out of the playoffs. But there's a potential future that doesn't involve almost guaranteed injuries, lack of depth, and mediocrity with three aging guys and few reinforcements (due to lack of young guys other than Sharpe and a team hamstrung financially) on the way.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    I can't believe Dame would want them to make a bad trade that hurts the team just to bring in a vet. He wants the team to get better over the remainder of his career, not worse.
     
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    I said "potentially".

    You said "is going to".

    Those are not the same things, dude. You know this and are either being disingenuous or lazy and not reading what I'm actually posting.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Or trade down to #4 plus another pick.
     

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