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[2018-19] Portland Trail Blazers

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by craguin, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. craguin

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    Definitely deserves its own thread .
     
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    They're going to be an interesting team this year IMO after underperforming. I definitely want to follow them closely and see how long it is before they end the Lillard-McCollum experiment.
     
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    Starting threads should be encouraged I agree
     
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    irrelevant team that nobody’s worried about...Dame not allowed to do anything from now on without his father Jrue’s permission
     
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    They go from bad to worse. This team has talent, but not enough depth or a style designed to preserve their best players. This team is at best a spoiler team but likely not.
     
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    Know what this team needs?

    Steve MFin VanGundy to coach and GM the team...
     
  8. abaker28

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    Meh.
    Lillard to Lakers by Feb.
     
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    They'll either blow it up this year or finally realize they need to blow it up. If Lillard and McCollum are on the same team at the end of 2019 PDX made a mistake.
     
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    what the hell happened to them lol, they were red hot for a while if I remember correctly.

    Holiday took Lillard's soul
     
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    Harden and Paul shitted all over them (Lillard and McCollum specifically) last season
     
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    McCollum needs to be a 3rd option (and accept it) for a team to win.

    Blazers need to tear it up, Brooklyn style. Won't take them as long they have a few decent assets and haven't mortgaged all their picks.
     
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    Other than that annoying Drexlerfan guy I had no problem with the Trailblazers. McCollum ended up with egg on his face with that "no layups" comment, but on his podcast he's actually a decent guy and called out KD's bitch move to GS publicly.

    Despite a horrible defensive backcourt they had a very good defensive rating. They just don't have the firepower to be an elite team. Their bench is full of overpaid guys that rely on Dame and CJ to create everything and those guys simply aren't elite. They're the Washington Wizards of the West. They never had a chance to make the conference finals with this core. With other teams improving it'll be tough for them just to win a series now.
     
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    The difference between the Rockets and Blazers is... that Lillard and McCollum are not in the same class as Harden and Paul.
     
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    So if you're Portland, what do you do? At some point, maybe towards the trade deadline, do you trade Lillard or McCollum? They're good but not great and as currently constructed, the Blazers rely on them way too much. Both McCollum and Lillard combined can't carry the Blazers like Harden did with the Rockets.
     
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    I think you have to trade McCollum for sure. Maybe Lillard too if he doesn't want to rebuild. Send McCollum to the Suns for some young talent or maybe to Detroit for Blake Griffin.
     
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    He's not talking about me, he's referring to the already-banned DrexlerFan. He was an unmitigated jackass troll.

    Also after he got banned, like a zillion people tagged me thinking they were tagging him. So I hate him even more than most.
     
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    You think I wasn't talking about you? Classic Drexlerfan22 arrogance!

    Just kidding.
     
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    Dame even missing shots in a workout video. SMDH
     
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