Wenyen Gabriel?

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  1. riverman

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    Wenyen needs to go to a non playoff team to get court time or play overseas and get paid....he'll be buried in our rotation without much daylight for minutes
     
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    Granted I didnt watch a ton of the Bubble, but I definitely watch the majority of Blazer games...and the Wenyen Gabriel fandom is surprising. Seems like a a great dude. They have had to let a lot of good guys go, just the business. But as a player, with this roster and the depth, Gabriel would be playing 0 mins a night. If he could be a 2 way guy, that'd be great. Otherwise, this doesnt really impact the team unfortunately. As surprised as I am about people's reactions, it still doesnt come close to the Ed Davis meltdown.
     
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    Wenyen signed with New Orleans. Good luck to him, I liked him a lot.
     
  5. Rastapopoulos

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    Melo is an inefficient ball-stopping scorer and nothing else. If Melo was anything other than that do you think he would've been out of the league when we threw him a lifeline? Wouldn't he be paid more than the minimum? His re-signing is a PR stunt at best. Wenyen, on the other hand, blends in and hustles. And he shot threes at about the same rate as Carmelo in the Bubble.

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    Neither of these things favor Melo any more...
     
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    The fact that Gabriel saw playing time in an NBA playoff game shows just how incredibly short handed we were as a team. Nice kid, but hustle only gets you so far.
     
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    Happy for him!
     
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    Now we can see if Giles gets better stats than Wenyen.
     
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    Goodbye Wenyen, kill it in NO!
     
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    Wenyen got the Pelicans gig because of Portland...I think .the Kings had him in the G league when we traded for him...he is a good kid but unproven so far all for a small sample size and NO is a good place for a young guy trying to stake his place on a team
     
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    So happy for him.
     
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    Melo averaged 15 ppg last year. He hit clutch 3's.

    Wenyen smiled when he played and averaged over 6 fouls per 36 minutes he played. So....
     
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    He fucking better have because he's useless for everything else.
     
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    I'm starting to think you're not a Melo fan
     
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    In the playoffs, Gabriel was significantly more impactful:
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    Given he's 22, I'd take the better & younger player...
     
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    Yessssss.....let the anger flow through you.
     
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    Wish the best for Gabriel but he was horrible in the bubble, fouled every other minute. Nothing on offense. The love some Blazers fans have for the shittiest 14th man is mind boggling.
     
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    Riggggght.

    How many shots can Wenyan create?

    We have players that are better than him now (Rico, Jones, Collins) and have higher upside at PF (Giles).

    Glad Wenyan gets a chance in New Orleans but very happy we got Melo in a minimum deal over him.
     
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    he's easy to root for, but we have better prospects. Really hoped he coulda had a chance here.
     
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