Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Strenuus, May 16, 2023.
Dorian Finley Smith
It works much more than the delusional Portland wheel of mediocrity we've been on the last 22 years.
I sincerely hope Simons isn’t in the team regardless of whether we keep the pick or trade Dame.
Why not? He put up great numbers in games where dame not playing
ya one of the things i would look forward to if we do indeed trade dame is handing Ant the reins at PG full time and seeing what he has in games that matter.
I'll summarize it for you genius. On player development in the NBA, I'm going with the opinions of a HoF coach rather then a random poster who represents themselves with a clown icon
Yeah I don't understand the Simon's hate. He is an elite scorer and athletic always in others shadow. He's at an age than many NBA players still make significant improvements.
It's like Blazers fans have some odd desire to have a whipping boy on the team.
if Scoot is as good as some are saying (I'm skeptical), then Blazers trade Ant, and start Scoot-Sharpe-Brown (Brown has been playing SF in Boston)
I think Brown will walk in a year though without Dame on the team
Oh, in my hallucination the Nets give back more than just Bridges. I just don't know their roster for shit.
Heat win game 1!
Only Dame trade that makes any sense to me is to Bos for a package of Brown/Williams/Pick. They are the only team that has a player at a position of need for us at the right age who they could also lose for a player like Dame.
I like the idea of Siakam and if somehow you can make it a bigger package for OG include Simons/Nurk/3rd pick and couple more first/plus filler to make sal
I agree always has to be a someone on the team to blame everything on. I think without Dame he’d shine with Dame he try’s to fit in. It was their first year playing together as starters so things should improve. That said Sharpe isn’t going to be happy coming off the bench for very long
It's Bridges, Claxton who is a great defensive center, and Dorian Finley Smith who is a useful reserve forward (PF), or Royce Oneal who is another reserve SF.
Best scenarios I've seen is Ant Nurk #3 for Bridges Claxton and DFS or Royce. Seems like Nets probably want more 1sts, and thats probably where Portland gets concerned about mortgaging the whole future as well as losing the assets to do a final win now contending trade.
I don't think anybody else on the Nets roster is relevant. Ben Simmons has become a joke. Seth Curry is a free agent.
Then Brown walks in a year. Doesn't make any sense.
Nobody is trading Sharpe
we don't agree on much about the Dame/Pick situation
but I do agree that if Portland trades Dame they absolutely need to stop straddling fucking fences. Trade Dame, Nurk, & Ant for as much draft capital as Portland can accrue. S&T Grant for picks, if possible. Forget about players like Brown who would not re-sign in Portland without Dame around. He'd walk
consider a trade like one to Brooklyn for Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Claxton and as many of their future picks as the Blazers can land. Then keep Claxton, but ship Dinwiddie and Harris to other teams for more draft capital.
then field a young but crappy team for a few years and hope for more lottery luck
Obviously a resigned Brown. No one is making the trade without that.
I assumed that was a given.
He fits exactly the rebuilding timeline, IMO. You want guys at all ages.
But Brown isn't resigning if we send out Dame. They want to play with each other, not be traded for each other.
A long ways back I realized many sports fans tune in because it's an acceptable forum for them to get their hate on. Their life sucks and they want to vent. I wish they'd stick to pro wraslin'
To me Ant is a quality lead guard who is better when he's the focus then off ball... this is common for scorers. Of course in PDX for the last decade, the ball has been in Dame's capable hands. Defensively, he matches up best on the other team's smallest player as wings overwhelm him physically... but again, thats his fate in PDX as Dame is primarily matched up on that guy. Round hole, square peg, bad fit. I can envision him being part of a good to great 3 guard rotation with Shaedon, but really he should be the 3rd guard in that rotation. I'm not sure SS is ready for that jump to starting. I suspect he'll be moved this offseason for a frontcourt player.
Rebuilding also means losing games and getting more high lottery picks. How does Jaylen Brown help that?
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