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

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  1. HoopsFanAZ

    HoopsFanAZ Active Member

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    The Blazers need significant scoring AND defense from at least one forward. Jerami Grant is not THE answer, but he's better than anything the Blazers have had for years. Get 'er done.
    With that said, Detroit is not getting the #7 pick. Mil '25 + Keon + Little? I'm in. Grant has shown more than enough as a 3rd or 4th option on O.

    #7 is the other forward or traded for a youngish, veteran forward -- Anunoby.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    I can't wait for @Rastapopoulos recommendation of a small forward from Luxembourg who has been taking the Mongolian league by storm.
     
  3. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I don't know who they should take at 7, but I'll be quite miffed if they trade the pick for Grant.
     
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    RR7 Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming he was being super lazy to try to make a point and looked at games played without thinking of the schedule
     
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    Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side.
     
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    NBADraft.net has us taking Johnny Davis with #7. Thoughts on Johnny Davis?
     
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    PCmor7 Generational Poster

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    They messed up the tank.

    Time to fire Cronin.
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    Trade Ant in the Grant trade and draft Mathurin or Davis?
     
  9. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Crucifix-over

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    There absolutely will be an all-star-level player available at #7. (I'd be willing to bet there's a fairly good chance that the player who ends up being the best player in this draft will be available.) All we have to do is pick him!

    But if we trade this pick for Jerami Fucking Grant, I will rain hellfire upon this benighted franchise.
     
  10. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Best case (unrealistic) scenario: we get Grant and OG without having to give up the 7 (Detroit is on board because they offload a ton of salary; Raptors supplement Siakam/Barnes with a center who can shoot).

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    I hope we don't trade it. pipe dream would be if Murray falls, if not I think Duren ?
     
  12. Kell

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    The only Grant deal involving the 7th pick that would make sense in my opinion is if Detroit’s 5th pick was coming back to Portland in some sort of package. Still hope it’s smoke and mirrors with this Grant hype. Draft Duran or Mathurian and call it a win!
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I get what you're saying, but there is no chance Detroit is going to give up the #5 AND Grant for the #7 for anything outside on the Blazers outside of Damian Lillard or a S&T Simons.

    Grant isn't worth the #7 pick (not that this draft is DEEEEEP), he just ain't.
     
  14. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Grant and 5 for Simons and 7 wouldn't be the worst result.
     
  15. Kell

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    I agree there, not a Grant fan personally. I don’t see the draw, feel like there has to be better options. If Portland was to trade the 7, I would hope it with the hornets for 13 and 15.
     
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    We almost have to wait until the draft starts for that scenario. I would be pissed if there was a player we really wanted that was taken at 12.
    I guess if there were several options around that part of the draft it could work. Maybe after the private workout, they will have a better feel. I can see the mocks changing in the next few weeks.
     
  17. TBpup

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    I can see the Blazers trading the #7 pick, but not for Grant. Talk about destining your team to mediocrity for the near future. 4 rpg, 35% 3-pt shooting, and a negative BPM. I get he might be the best wing we have had in a long time, but that speaks more to how poor our wings have been than how good Grant is.

    If the Blazers were able to say, move the #7 for #13 and #15 and trade one of those picks for Grant and take one of Sochan/Eason/Williams with the other, that wouldn't seem to be too bad. Much needed size/length at the very least.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    That 2017 draft was awesome. Hopefully this draft has a lot in common with that one, except the Blazers pick of course. imagine if the Hair Do had picked John Collins and Jarrett Allen instead of Zach. What a HUGEEEEEE mistake.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    As long as he's not copping a feel on an unsuspecting cheerleader, he might be made of the right stuff. But that was a serious stupid thing to do, and he's lucky it didn't end up costing him with an assault charge. Think dude.
     
  20. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    It would obviously take adding player(s), and some to 7.
     

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