Who's better than us now (in the West)?

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  1. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    i kinda like the roster balance better in sacramento.
     
  2. C_note

    C_note Active Member

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    Given that Ayton is still with PHX atm...

    Suns
    Warriors
    Clippers

    It's pretty damn even after that, but I would slot the Blazers at 4 or 5, next to Denver.

    MINN/MEM/DAL somewhere in the last 3
     
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  3. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Crucifix-over

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    Blazinaway Well-Known Member

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    IMO if and its a HUGE IF Zion is and can stay healthy, New Orleans is better than us
     
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    they are the best team in a 500 mile radius
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Most everyone right now other than Utah
     
  7. HailBlazers

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    7th in the west is my guess
     
  8. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Suns
    Warriors
    Clippers
    Nuggets
    Jazz
    Dallas
    Minny
    Nola
    Memphis
     
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    Solid list. Jazz are still likely to make changes. If Ainge could get 4-5 more 1st for Mitchell, I coud see him trying to recreate his Boston rebuild all over again.
     
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  10. Rastapopoulos

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    So Gobert was holding them back, huh?
     
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    Rastapopoulos Crucifix-over

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    Wonder if any teams' GMs are calculating that Dame will be pushing for a trade by midseason?
     
  12. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I don’t know what this means. I’m
    Just saying the above teams will be better than us this upcoming season.
     
  13. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    They just traded Gobert. They are taking a shit next season.
     
  14. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Crucifix-over

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    Jesus, even I'm not pessimistic enough to think the Jazz will be better than us now.
     
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    You wouldn't think so, but remember when CP3 went to the scrub Thunder.....and they finished 3 spots ahead of us?
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I guess you haven’t seen OUR roster…… standby…..
     
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    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    To be honest this entire thread is a little crazy and you referring to seeing our roster is crazy and presumptuous as well. We haven't seen Dame healthy in a long time but he's still been one of the top 10 in the league. The last time we saw Ant he was dominating. Grant has shown that he can be a fantastic defender and we know that he has skills at every level on offense, just not enough to carry one of the worst rosters in the league. Nurk is Nurk but if somehow he is consistently engaged and willing to accept a role he's fantastic as an old school big. At SF we will have Hart, Nas and possibly Sharpe competing for the starting spot and the other two coming off the bench. We acquired a key contributor to the reigning champions in our back court off of the bench. Justise seems like he can contribute a lot off of the bench as well at 3 or 4. I'm not a huge Eubanks fan, so we do have a hole at backup 5 but we can go small like a lot of successful teams.

    I'm not saying we're "taking it to the limit" or at the "peak" of the game like Joe said we were going for but we are a playoff team. Minny just fucked themselves going with twin towers in 2022. The Warriors bench is getting picked apart (not that we'll be better than them). The Mavs got worse. The Jazz might be tearing the whole thing down. Both NOLA and Memphis have questions to answer before they're better than us when healthy. So yes there are four teams that are for sure going to be better than us in the West if healthy but after that... there are a lot of questions and I think this roster is at least better than we've had in the last few seasons.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    NO ONE's better than us MFers. Ever! We're the Portland Freakin' Trailblazers. We now have 2 Superstars, Dame & Mr. Sharpe. Look out cruel world.
     
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    Propagandist Unknown Quantity

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    Yeah, I'm approaching optimism.

    Goddamn, just writing that reminds me I'm a homer. But I mean it. We have a lot going for us.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Don't give in to the Pouty Puss rhetoric.
     
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