Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by WesleyMatthews, Jul 3, 2022.
When should the Blazers trade Dame?
At this point after bringing in Grant and Payton, I think we only trade him if he demands it and otherwise we just ride with him until he retires and do what we can to try and win one title or more during that time.
ASAP. We've added a couple of veterans, but that's a sunk cost. We'd be better to admit that we're not good enough now than to keep throwing picks to other teams in an effort to get veterans around him.
It's just sad now, really.
Never ever even considering it unless he asks out.
In my opinion, he's more than earned that right. You don't beg a player to stay and be loyal for years just to then not return that favor. Dame gets to stay as long as he wants.
Last summer, so now
Agreed, which is why I voted never.
trading dame and making nurk new franchise player makes too much sense
just do it, its for the best
So keep failing?
Dame is in a tough spot.
On one hand, he probably wanted to trade 7 for a proven star but he's gotta support the future as well. I am hopeful we land one more piece for him to make a run these next two years.
But i'm sick of hearing that he deserves to be traded if that is what he wants. That's some bullshit right there.
If PA hadn't passed away, we probably would have seen an all-star by Dame' side by now. That's life. We have been committed to him. He makes a shit ton of money. Not everyone can win an NBA Championship and so far Dame hasn't wanted to win won the way others have. If he changes course now and decides to go that route, it's gonna tarnish his legacy and there are no guarantees that he wins one anywhere else.
As far as deserving to be traded? Fuck that shit. Why???? Why does he deserve to be traded? Has he offered to take a reduction in salaray to get someone here? What am a missing? He signed an extension didn't he?
WTF is this this fickle fan shit..?..dumbest thing Portland could ever do is to feed this bullshit. Portland finally gets a franchise player and this is the reward? Fuck that. Lillard is right...loyalty has a shelf life and this thread is proof. I guess some folks didn't learn from last summer. Dame isn't going anywhere...all this noise is what media hacks fill pages with...fans don't need to follow that trend....Dame has not demanded a trade and the team would have traded him last year if they were going to . This isn't a story...it's gossip
Ya we really needed another trade dame thread.
Going to be fun watching Joe, Chauncey and Dame try and build a winner. We are just a player or so away from being very solid. Last year at this time everyone was concerned Dame would demand a trade, been some good changes this then so I anticipate more to come. Just my opinion.
So we can trade Dame because they aren't winning a title, because trading him will....still not make them win a title.
Seems to make sense.
We probably need one more thread to discuss it, because 3 of the top 4 threads right now are clearly not enough.
Let’s envision this the other way. What if Dame had been the one pushing that he wants traded. How many in here would be saying F dame? You have to give loyalty to get loyalty. As much as I know we aren’t a contender I want it to be his decision or at least a mutual decision when and if he gets traded. I suspect that that day will come around the trade deadline this year when we are fighting for 7-8th spot in playoffs. Nice having a true superstar saying he wants to be in Portland it’s rare to find hell we can’t even get free agents to come to this amazing state.
mods merge all these trade Dame threads into one bs thread please.
You don’t do Dame like that! He’s a Blazer until the end of days in my opinion.
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