Game Thread WEST FINALS, GAME 3: WARRIORS @ BLAZERS - MAY 18, 2019, SATURDAY, 6PM, ESPN

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, May 16, 2019.

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Should the Blazers move Seth into the starting line-up?

Poll closed May 23, 2019.
  1. Absolutley. We need more shooters in the starting line-up.

    5.9%
  2. Sure, why not.

    11.8%
  3. No, but he should get at least 30 minutes a night

    15.7%
  4. No, we need his scoring punch off the bench.

    47.1%
  5. No, he makes our starting unit too small.

    15.7%
  6. Heck no! He's not consistently good enough

    3.9%
  1. Lukee

    Lukee Well-Known Member

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    Respect for him but c'mon.
    This fanchise is paying you millions of dollars for your contribution and you're just gonna be non factor because of fasting.
    I understand him, but it's not fair.
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    I'd like to see them try a Lillard/McCollum/Harkless/Hood/Collins starting lineup. Let Aminu spell Harkless and Hood, and have Kanter in when Curry isn't or when Curry is in with mostly non-shooters (the Warriors do play combinations of Iguodala, Livingston, Green, Bell, Looney with either Curry or Thompson to carry the unit at times). I'd like to try giving the most minutes to a group that can have anyone switch to Curry without it being embarrassing and where everyone can potentially be an offensive threat. Harkless is a bit of a stretch as a "threat," but I generally feel better about him shooting a three than Aminu. The other option is to play Seth Curry instead of Harkless, but I think Harkless' defense is important.
     
  3. B-Roy

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    Honestly at this point I'm just down with "try something different". The Harkless Aminu shit hasn't worked since like game 2 of the Denver series.
     
  4. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Decided not to fix it....
     
  5. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    The Warriors are lucky. They haven't had to face us in the playoffs with a healthy Nurkic
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    I ain't gonna lie....

    These are some pretty bullshit posts bro...
     
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    My biggest concern with this is that playing the W's in the WCF (Warrior's Conference Finals) involves being within a small number of degrees of perfection. Putting a "better" starting lineup on the floor may help that, but taking players out of their normal rotation, minutes and positions, would move the opposite way.

    Blazers were 0.01% off of stealing a game at Oracle. I'm not sure you make wholesale changes in that situation. If they lose the first game in Portland, then I would make those changes, but obviously it would likely be too late.
     
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    Anybody else in just a really bad mood today?
     
  9. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    Gotta win the tip
     
  10. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah. Im not in a good place
     
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    Need a distraction in the worst way possible. I'm sick to my stomach.

    Finally got power back at like 3 AM after losing it during game time last night. I had to listen to the game on radio. Was planning on watching it after getting home today but that won't be happening.
     
  12. B-Roy

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    Another way to look at it is this....

    If you need to play a perfect game with your regular gameplan to even win a single game, there's no way you can hope to win the series with it. Try to find something that may give you a better shot at winning the series...
     
  13. Chris Craig

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    Or maybe its reality
     
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    2 words:

    WHO CARES.

    3 teams:

    Golden State. Toronto. Milwaukie.

    All of which fired their coaches after having GREAT seasons and are now having the most success those franchises have had in some time.

    Warriors became a dynasty. Toronto and Milwaukie are Poised to play for a championship.

    Terry has been here 7 years.

    He is who he is.

    We have'nt played that type of defense ALL SEASON and suddenly we're supposed to do a good job trapping in the 2nd game of the WCF?

    COACHING.....
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    How is that a reality when it hasn't happened yet? It can't be.
     
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    I'm driving up to Atlanta with the girlfriend after work today, so that'll be my distraction. Looking at these spreadsheets all day hasn't helped my mood at all though, that's for sure.
     
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    Im over it, hope they get tomorrow. Wont be the first fan to get really negative during or shortly after a game.
     
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    Yup, even at work had a bad day usually I zero in and focus, but Im mostly looking forward to going to the gym and throwing a ball in a basket for an hour or two. Im in a much better place than last night / this morning though.
     
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    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    Sick to mine too. Chest pains. My blood pressure is terrible I bet
     
  20. BlazerBeav

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    The biggest adjustment to Toronto and Milwaukee is that they somehow convinced Lebron to leave the East. Further, the coaching change isn't what helped Toronto - they literally traded their best player for a former MVP.
     
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