Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Strenuus, May 16, 2023.
Agree, the draft starts with Charlotte. Portland is in a comfortable Position to sit back
The Blazers are in the best position they've been in , to add real difference makers , for the 1st time in a long while. It's an exciting time. Blazers hold the cards, not the other way around. Let the workouts, and the buzz begin. I'm just going to enjoy watching the value of the 3rd pick increase over the next month.
It is. The Hornets have to decide who they really want more. Or trade it. The Blazers have one of those two coveted picks landing in their lap after. Then the bidding really starts.
If the Blazers think that Scoot has star potential, and they end up taking him at 3, I don't see how they're going to spin that with Dame. At that point you blow it up.
I think Dame could be sold on Miller. Obviously other moves would need to be made as well, but I think Miller could contribute right away.
You're saying being in the tax doesn't have an impact on exceptions a team has? I do not believe that to be true.
You know that’s not what I’m saying.
pretty solid indicators that Hart didn't want to re-sign in Portland; his wife especially didn't want to be 'here'
Wiseman? with more than 12M guaranteed? Tough to see the Vulcans approving that on spec., and the Warriors sure didn't want him around. I think it's probably the case that the 8.3M TPE has more value as a trade piece than Wiseman. With Ant-Nurk-Little-Knox-Keon the Blazers could have 53M in tradable contracts which could yield as much a 66M in return. That sure seems like it would be enough. Ant+3 going out would still leave 29M in tradable contracts which would yield as much as 36M return. I don't think Wiseman's salary would make much difference in options
I said resigning Hart would prevent them from having the same exceptions and draft picks they'll need to fill out their bench. You responded saying "It doesn't, you just need to be willing to go into the tax."
That is why I followed up.
The way you spin it is that Scoot is ready to impact winning right away.
Scoot isn’t 2 years in the future. He’s ready to go.
The biggest weakness of the Trail Blazers last season was the bench.
If the bench is fixed in a big way, the Blazers are making the playoffs.
Adding a dynamic, high-level-passing, full-court point guard is a great way to improve the bench.
All the guys on the bench are full-court players.
If Cronin can add some good pieces to the bench, with Scoot and Sharpe, the Blazers could have one of the better benches in the NBA.
Well, too bad Indiana has been assholes to us. They can pound sand unless they give us a no-brainer of a deal.
Turner/Mathurin/7 for Nurk/3?
I honestly don't see anyone on their roster worth moving the 3rd pick for, aside from Haliburton, whom they wouldn't trade. Mathurin and Turner would be fantastic here, but not for the 3rd pick. KP can Pritchslap himself in the balls.
Don't think you'd get Mathurin in the deal. Nurk and 3 for Turner and 7. 7 and Simons for Pascal?
I agree that Indy probably wouldn't do it, but that would be my price.
Nurk, Simons, 3 for Harris, Turner, OG, and 7. 7 could still be moved, or, better yet, you keep it to add another young piece to pair with Sharpe. Jarace Walker?
If I KNEW I could get Hendricks at #7 (which seems as long shot as he keeps moving up), I'd have to give that serious consideration. Maybe Ausar.....who some people think might be the better twin. Better shooter, better defender and 2-time MVP. His assist numbers are basically the same as Amen's.
Let’s Pritch-Slap them!
This is interesting. I’m personally not high on Brandon, but #3 to IND could be an interesting possibility in a trade down scenario if Brandon is available. HOU, DET, and ORL are likely to want to trade up if Scoot is available.
I would be interested in #3 for #7, #26, and #29, only official if Ausar is available at #7. That would give us three 1sts in the 20’s to move up in the draft or trade with the TPEs for a player. One would probably go to CHI. I’m high on Ausar, but any one of he, Whitmore, Walker, or Hendricks could fall to #7.
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