Exclusive Whiteside To Portland

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by THE HCP, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. BigGameDamian

    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    He obviously wasn't ok with that in Denver.
     
  2. swish3

    swish3 Well-Known Member

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    Neil, cancel this deal! This is a huge mistake that gives away the 2020 Championship by trading away our most efficient scorer! Meyers and Nurk were about to work together to give the power at Center that would lead us to the 2020 NBA Championship. Act now and cancel this trade!
     
  3. B-Roy

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    It has been mentioned multiple times that Whiteside almost signed with Portland during the summer where they overpaid everyone. Lowe mentioned it in one of his articles a year ago.
     
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    Lol right? Nurk is still their guy. But we also need to keep winning while he’s out. If we were rebuilding I’d say sure throw Meyers out there who cares. Whiteside will rebuild his value, help us win, and then get paid somewhere else. But if he reallllly likes it, maybe we keep him around as the backup. Doubtful, but who knows. We’ll have some money next summer.
     
  5. OSUBlazerfan

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    We could trade Whiteside for Kevin Love right now, correct?
     
  6. GhostOfPGA

    GhostOfPGA The late great Paul Allen

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    Kind of a different situation when he is coming off an injury, bringing him along slowly is in the best interest of the team and him.
     
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    too late...do want to give you a shoutout for the Meyers support....I wanted him to succeed and in the end he did...he got to reinvent himself and become an impact player....he has a better chance to become an allstar in the east than the west...I wish him well....now I have to ask....are you still a Blazer fan? He also gets to still have Mo as a teammate in their new environment which should help the transition....I sincerely wish him all the best success!
     
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    And I still only got one "like" for this post I made three hours ago???!!! What's a guy gotta do?

    "How much money does Miami havc to save to be able to take Butler? They could save $4 million by trading us Whiteside for Harkless and Leonard. He would be a great fill-in for Nurkic for a year."
     
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    I hear flights to Miami are really expensive this time of year, maybe focus on that instead.
     
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  10. riverman

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    I don't often read entire threads when I log on...go to recent posts usually. Good call...I posted about Meyers to Miami in the old Whiteside thread somebody bumped this morn...
     
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    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

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    Not really. Wade is often a dick to his teammates. Dame never is.
    Spoeltra can rub players the wrong way...but a great coach IMO.
     
  12. maxiep

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    Nurk and Whiteside are two different players. Jokic is a superior version of Nurk. The Nuggets front office made it clear to him and so did the coaching staff. He knew he was redundant here.

    Nurk knows he's not coming back and playing 32-36 minutes. Next season will be working himself into NBA shape. He and Whiteside compliment one another and should be able to cover 48 minutes with high energy.
     
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    I thought you'd be taking your talents to South Beach. Live it up, baby! :boat::float::drinkapint:
     
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    Hard to believe, isn’t it? Olshey has transformed this team in about two days. I couldn’t be happier.
     
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    I just posted this in the Meyers Leonard Appreciation thread -

    7 seasons and 393 games as a Blazer. That puts Leonard as number 23 on the all-time Blazer career list.

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    I hope he does well for Miami. Good character guy that always spoke well of the Blazers and the city.
     
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    Dougnsalem not barfo

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    Lol. Dang, I missed seeing that bump. Found it the hard way, and there was some good stuff in it.
    BTW- where the heck is @BlayZa at??? This outta make his day. (The ML departure). Man, this trade is AWESOME!
     
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    Hassan Whiteside could match or exceed what Nurkic did last season. Nobody should be surprised if that happens. Nurkic has never been a high percentage scorer as a center, while that is what Whiteside is.
     
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    Whenever Nurk is healthy we deal Whiteside and a 2020 1st to Chicago for Porter and solve our PF "problem". Unless Zach is killing it.
     
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    I read it more as " DAAAYYUUUMMM!
     
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    Yeah, because Whiteside's offense is lobs and putbacks....
     
  21. swish3

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    We just gave away the 2020 NBA Championship! The winning combination of Meyers and Nurk that was developing nicely is lost if this deal goes through. Neil should cancel it now!
    Whiteside will be a declining career disappointment who cannot score well, is loosing his defensive prowess, and may be a team coherence problem. Meyers is who we need!
     

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