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. TBpup

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    Ridiculous.....who are the Dame haters? Please identify them. Is there a debate over the direction of the future of the franchise? Sure...and there should be. But "untouchable" is certainly a personal opinion. FAR better players have been traded. All for the debate, but seriously, you are a better poster than to have to resort to random generalized accusations of "haters" that can "f right off".

    Who are the specific "haters". I'd like to see the actual list of people who hate Dame.
     
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    "open and honest" is how I ended up with 2 ex-wives
     
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    Probably, the best thing for the franchise is to trade Dame.
    It might also be the best thing for Dame - he wants to win, which likely won't happen here.
     
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    Upload the video, let's see a clip of you telling the teams best player you think he should be traded!
     
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    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    I have a feeling it would be VERY fuzzy :)
     
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    Hating on Dame isn't wanting to trade him to a contender for a ton of draft capital and talented players, hating on Dame would be sending him to the Rockets and wanting all their picks and talented young guys leaving him with nothing.
    I have yet to see one Blazer fan that hates or disrespects Dame. What I do see is some Blazer fans that see an opportunity that only comes around once in a very long time, while sending Dame to a contender so he has a chance to get a ring. He doesn't have much of a chance here.
    I actually think it's selfish to want to keep Dame here with no chance for a ring because he's the goat. The next best thing to winning a ring in Portland would be winning one somewhere else. But let's keep him here and rub that magic 3rd pick and wish for a different scenario where Portland trades for an all-star or 3 and has a ton of cap flexibility to sign depth.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    There would be a lot more to it than that.
     
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    This shit is good for business, in my opinion. It actually raises the value of the pick if the perception around the league is that moving Dame and keeping the pick is actually an option. I want Dame to stay and for us to move whatever draft assets (present and future) that we can to put the best team around him that we can for the next four years at least. That being said, if teams around the league are hellbent on using that first option as unfair leverage (and I think it's Joe's first option to build around Dame as well) then fuck 'em and trade Dame for a package that helps a youth rebuild really get started. I do believe keeping the "fuck 'em and trade Dame" option on the table increases our likelihood of optimizing the value of our assets that we can send out to bring in a roster that could compete immediately with Dame as the starting PG.
     
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    OKC "7 years of rebuild" had them in the playoffs in 2020. So during this time they've had two years of lottery, one playin year, one playoffs, and won 3 playoff games.

    Blazers had had two years in the lottery, two in the playoffs, and have won the same 3 playoff games.

    We have the same playoff success as rebuilding teams but without the rebuilding assets. Why not accomplish the same thing but keep all our young assets and picks for the future?
     
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    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    But you said that's only the Nuggets, right?
     
  11. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Never said that.

    It's just that the "bad eggs" finally took some effect. Lol. It's gonna be a nothingburger, anyway
     
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    Is that why you didn’t stick around long writing article on that site?
     
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    Raptors fans think they can get #3, Sharpe and Simons for freaking Siakam. Hahaha
     
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    When did I say that?
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I don't know why any celebrity reads anything on twitter. I really don't.
     
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    you didn't need to make a general rant post personal...anyone who is lobbying to trade Dame right now is in complete opposition to how I feel about the franchise and how important he is to it so yeah...I'm saying people tired of the Dame era can F right off..I want him to own the team..it's fine if you find my loyalty to him ridiculous or my rant not specific enough for you..I've said many times that if they traded this guy they'll lose me as a fan.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I never would. You're only going to get the extreme of both sides.
     
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    The Thunder weren't in a full rebuild until CP3, Shroder and Gallo left and I don't necessarily see them as a team destined to contend. Houston's rebuild didn't start until right around the same time and they're even further away from knowing if they'll even create a playoff team let alone a contender. Detroit hasn't had a playoff win in 14 years.

    These are the reasons why I would prefer to try and put the best roster around Dame that he's had in his career before hitting that reset button but I do think hitting that button has to be an option otherwise it diminishes the value of the assets we can use to put that roster around Dame.
     
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    Not agreeing or disagreeing but he can still own the team even if he were to be traded.

    I was in that camp for a long time of never trading dame and I definitely still lean towards that, I've softened up a bit and like I said, if we were to trade dame, Joes the wrong GM to do it with. And no, I have no idea what GM I would want to do it lmao. It's just a weird AF time to be a fan of the team right now lol
     
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