With the #7 pick, the Portland Trail Blazers select....

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  1. Idog1976

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    Simons off the bench is far, FAR better than Simons going out in a trade for anything short of a two-way wing who is a borderline All-star or better.
     
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    I think they'll try with Simons next to Dame at first. If it isn't working, I have no concern that Chauncey won't mix it up by bringing him off the bench in exchange for Hart. If this was Stotts, I would be way more worried.
     
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    While I’m disappointed we didn’t get a better pick, if you somehow thought this solo pick was the simple difference between our franchise being saved versus us blowing up, you’re just a simple moron. #FAMS
     
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    Just seems like a Cronin thing to do.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Dammit, way to let us and the Blazers down.
     
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    I am not so sure about that. I think Cronin identified who he and Chauncey viewed as the best possible core group to keep. Whether or not he should have gotten more assets back in return is a different debate IMO. What he kept however is the key.
    Dame, Hart, Simons, Little, and Nurk....along with the hope that the TPE, Bledsoe, and.or lottery pick would also add to the group. (ie. a PF)

    I am not saying these guys are untouchable, just that he clearly values Simons as an important piece. (like most of us)
    So to suggest that he would dump Ant like he dumped the others may not be very accurate.
     
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    I like Simons, but he is becoming Portland's new most-overrated player. He's bad defensively, small for a SG and not a true PG. Yet, some guys think he's worth an all-star level two-way player. I honestly would be impressed if he ends up having a career on par with CJ.
     
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    He will blow CJ away. Book it.
     
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    Was anyone impressed with CJ’s play during the playoffs?

    not me - made me feel just fine that he’s gone. Ant is a very different player and I think that he and Dame will prove to be league-leading
     
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  10. Chris Craig

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

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    So on par with Booker then?
     
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    There is zero chance that Ant could fetch an All Star Player, at this point anyway. But he could help in acquiring a very solid/upcoming all star 4/5-3/4 player.
    Id trade Ant for Kuminga, Collins, Anunoby, type player that better addresses our roster.
     
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    I think he could end being as good or even better than Booker yes. He is already better than CJ he just has to maintain it.
     
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    I agree with this. Thank god we have Chauncey and not terry for this very reason.
     
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    I think I’m all in on Duren
     
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    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    I'm all in on Sochan.
     
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    The Utility Sports guy has Sochan at 12 and Duren at 5 on his big board (with Duren going to the Blazers in his mock), so I'm ok with either of them. :D
    Are there current measurements available for Sochan or Duren?
     
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    I’m well aware of our penchant for drafting busts or soon-to-be busted centers, but I’m really liking Jalen Duren is he’s still on the board at our pick. I read he’s the youngest player in the draft so he’d be a solid player to bang against in practice for Nurk if we re-sign him (or Ayton perhaps?). Who was the last defensive-oriented center we’ve had on the team? Camby? Duren seems to be a monster finisher around the rim and would be a load for KAT, Gobert and Jokic. Just my 2 rubles…
     
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    Just to play devil’s advocate, Steph Curry is an inch shorter if we’re going off relative size. And I don’t think you’re giving Ant enough credit on D. Give him another 2 years under Billups and then let’s reevaluate his D. I’m not saying Ant is Curry, but size and success don’t seem to correlate IMO.
     
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    Any chance we could combine 7 and 36 to move up a slot or 2?

    If we had a specific target maybe?
     
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    Rastapopoulos Crucifix-over

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