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[ESPN]Blazers make 3-year offer to Miller

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by the_hustler, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Rocket86

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    Great move by Portland. This move frees up Roy in the offense and stabilizes the half court offense of the team. Aldridge and Oden should benefit from this move. They now have a pg that can deliver the ball in the right spots for the front court players for easier baskets.
     
  2. Melechesh

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  3. Melechesh

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    Fixed.
     
  4. ParaSolid

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    Love the move. Miller is a durable veteran who doesn't rely on his athleticism to be effective, so his age won't hinder him as much as it might hinder someone like T-Mac.

    Portland already proved that having a PG who can shoot 3's isn't the answer. Blake isn't even just a 3 point shooter. He can pass fairly well, and he doesn't try to make too much out of nothing...which is a problem. He can't create plays by himself. When opposing defenses load up on Roy and Aldridge, Portland had to rely on those two to generate good shots for others.

    Miller brings a tough presence to the PG position. His shot isn't great from distance, but he has a solid mid-range game. He can post smaller players up, and bull his way into the lane to get to the rim. Hopefully, during those times when Roy and Aldridge are covered up, Dre will be able to take the ball and draw the defense away from them late in the clock. Then you can have Roy or Aldridge taking a pretty good shot off a pass instead of off the dribble or off a move.

    I'm not too sure how this will work out, but the way I envision it is that Portland is eventually going to get even better on offense. Of course, Nuggets4 could be right and Miller's underwhelming outside shot could wreck the offense, but I'm betting that his playmaking skills will help offset that disadvantage.

    If the Rockets are going the development route, then I'm rooting for Portland this year (love Brandon Roy). I'm pulling for Miller to prove to Pritchard that he made the right move.
     
  5. foodworld

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    I agree with Nuggetsfan--Dre's still good but he doesn't fit the team's needs. At least they didn't break the bank for Milsap, who they really don't need now that they have Dante Cunningham.
     

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