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. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Portland is a good team. Maybe even top 4 in the league. But it's not a team full of all stars.

    And we don't have a freak of nature to overcome the lack of talent at 2 of the 5 starting positions.
     
  2. calvin natt

    calvin natt Confeve

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    Anyone bashing Dame should go to Oakland. Not Dame.
     
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    LuckyShot Well-Known Member

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    Did I say it was all on him? Huh, I must've missed that part in my post.
     
  4. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    nope...you weren't who I was thinking about although I think you were 80 miles of base saying Dame "quit" on the team
     
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    LuckyShot Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm just willing to give them somewhat of a pass on game 1. It felt like our strategy was to roll the ball out and see how things went in game 1, and the real plan was to focus on adjusting and going hard at them in game 2. Then we pissed it away.
     
  6. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    I'm gonna disagree with you on this. The team is being coached to the personnel that they have. You change the players and the scheme will change. Blazers still lack a Small Forward and are lacking in the Power forward position.
     
  7. THE_BLAZE70

    THE_BLAZE70 New Member

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    Boy you’re just full of BS tonight. Let me ask you about this small market conspiracy BS. How did San Antonio win there titles or Milwaukie which
    I bet will win a title this year. It’s all about having the best team and players no matter what city you play in.
     
  8. TorturedBlazerFan

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    Dame was playing matador defense in both 2nd halfs and looked like he barely cared in the 4th tonight if he didnt “quit” he was sure doing a good impersonation of one who quit.

    I dunno, honestly without Dame they arent here to begin with, but man he has been bad in this series and most of the Denver series too. Is it really just trap him hard and thats all it takes...?
     
  9. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Nurk would have made a big difference in the last 2 games. But so would Durant... Gotta get better players than Hark, Aminu, and Turner if we want to compete with Golden State, Houston, and Milwaukee.
     
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    OneSport3 The Knowledge Hoarder

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    We have a small forward in Hood that someone refuses to start.
     
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    I have to agree, although I felt that Dame was at least respectable against Denver.

    He's the leader of the team and as such he is going to be susceptible to a level of criticism that our role players are not. It rings hollow to bitch and whine about Dame needing more help when he's our superstar and he's not showing up. I don't want to hear about our starting forwards or our bench when Lillard is shooting 30% and has as many turnovers as field goals in this series, and the opposing superstar is eating him alive.

    In the NBA playoffs, stars are the ones that define the way hings go, and are the one who get the bulk of the credit or blame with the game's outcome. That's the level of responsibility that he accepts in his role as a leader and face of the team. And Dame hasn't even been the best player for his own team in a single game this series thus far, let alone the best player on the floor. Even with the team overachieving this postseason to date, Dame is not beyond reproach for his utterly awful play in this series.
     
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  12. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    That's what happens when the guys you pass to can't get it done...
     
  13. TorturedBlazerFan

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    The SA small market thing is such crap, look at their TV ratings they always pull good numbers because its freaking Texas.
     
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    I guess...?
     
  15. LuckyShot

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    Yeah, we can't play the "what if so-and-so was healthy" game this series because they don't have Durant.
     
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    Yep.... and I just heard from around the way that game 2 of this joke of a series just blew the doors off in ratings. Let me tell you something from years of wisdom. The victim Beta mentality will get you no where in this life.
     
  17. TorturedBlazerFan

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    How is saying the spurs get good ratings a victim mentality?
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Hood can score better but i don't think he is as athletic as Mo? Hood really didn't do much tonight against the second unit. 1-3 in 17 mins with zero rebounds and zero assists. Got to the line once and split the shots. I hate plus Minus but he was -13 and Moe at least was +2. Harkless was no better though really. 2-5 for 6 points in 26 minutes.
    They need a dynamic 3 and D wing that can run the floor.
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Or Cousins.
     
  20. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    The person obsessed over "alpha vs. beta" mentalities is usually a beta. Just sayin.
     

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