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. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    So we start Siakam Grant OG and have Sharpe off the bench?

    I sort of like it, but it does question if all 4 of those guys will be happy kong term in Sharpe improves.

    I highly doubt Toronto entertains both of them for #3 but if they did yes I'm considering it.
     
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    Yup. If Shaedon is deemed ready to start at 2, I truly don't see what would be wrong with having him be the 6th man. 96 backcourt minutes are available each night, thats 32 each.

    That said, there are a lot of ways they could go this offseason. I'm mostly hoping they keep the pick and build their future.

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  3. mook

    mook The 2018-19 season was the best I've seen

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    Even if you don't think Ant will be a our championship PG in 5 years, you must admit his trade value is likely to increase as the featured PG on our team for a couple years.

    He's a great character guy with the most important skill a modern NBA guard needs (elite three point shooting). No real injury history. And he's only 23--maybe three years from his prime.

    If we never had Dame we'd all consider him a major building block of our team.
     
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  4. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    John Nash returns!!!
     
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    Almost... in 3 years smh

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    Siakam as a permanent small ball 5. Need to get a viable backup at C obviously, and both those guys will be on expiring deals, so its risky. The defense and switchiness is super tempting tho.

    Dame/ Sharpe/ OG/ Grant/ Siakam
     
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    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    Plus he answered a question as old as time itself

     
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    This if they go with Miller. If it’s Amen or Scoot I’d try to trade Simons too. I’d see what it takes to get pick 11 from Orlando.
     
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    Scoot Henderson should have very high value to many teams.
    Perhaps Houston wants him badly and will trade the 4th and 20th pick they have (as previously suggested) for the 3rd pick.
     
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    Interesting you compare the 2, because people consider CJ a blackhole, yet has a higher AST% and lower TO% than Ant.

    Simons is not a PG.

    I'm not sure if you've seen the avatar, not a fan of Cronin, but part of the reason they failed in roster construction is because they were trying to make Ant a PG in non-Dame minutes, which was a clusterfuck (one of many).
     
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    Fun fact:

    Blazers never picked 3rd ever.

    1971, 2nd Sidney Wicks

    1984, 2nd Sam Bowie (who needs Jordan when you have Drexler)

    2006, 4th Tyrus Thomas (became Lamarcus Aldridge)
     
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    This I can (probably) agree with; although I'd say it might compound his turnover issues and teams would realize he's a one-trick pony.
     
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    2005ish? Traded 3 for 6 because John Nash
     
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    I want to see the results from the combine.
     
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    So Blazers got #4, 3 (Webster) 1(Oden)..... And now we got 3 again. When was the next top5 pick? Maybe Bowey over Jordan in 1984 that was what.... 39 years ago?

    We shouldn't dismiss a top 3 pick as though it needs to be thrown away for some debt to placate a Dame regrett. This is one of the rare assets to set our franchise on a good path the next decade with Sharpe, and hopefully many more great players in the future.
     
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    What's the love fest between Dame and Embid? They want to play together?
     
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    What love fest? What did ai miss?
     
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    If Scoot drops, trade Dame and Simons. Scoot and Sharpe is a fun backcourt moving forward and you can fill a lot of holes with the return on Dame and Simons.
     
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    Looks that way , yes. Sam Bowie in 1984.
     
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    Not if you compare apples to apples. Both played SG next to Dame when they were 23. Ant bested CJ's AST% 18.6 to 10.3 and also bested CJ's TO% 10.2 to 10.8

    CJ is finally playing PG for the Pels, a role that some of us regularly suggested would be his best. I feel the same way about Simons

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