Portland Trail Blazers Thread

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HODGEYROAD

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After a shocking couple of games where he was blatantly chucking, Melo has been used much better in his bench role. He should either be taking catch and shoot 3s or in the post on mismatches, no long contested 2s pls.

CJ been on fire to start the season, Nurk been poor, Dame solid, love RoCo and DJJ defensive intensity. Big question is do we want to see a Harden trade to the blazers?
It's a chance to pair two top 15 guys together so I'd have to say yes.
 

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CJ is scoring 28 a game as a second option with 3 FTA a game.

Harden is scoring 37 a game as Mr Iso with 12 FTA a game.

Dame and CJ are averaging about 9-10 FTA per game between them. Harden would just end up taking the ball out of Dame's hands.
 

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Those types of players aren't exactly easy to come by
Harden isn't easy to come by.

Blazers plus Harden minus McCollum and whatever other pieces it took to get a trade done wouldn't win a title.

Either the pieces that are there need to learn how to defend, or they need new pieces that can defend. DJ Jr and Covington are good defenders and the team still leaks 120+ on a regular basis. When you have two small guards who aren't great defenders, you can't afford to let teams score easy points inside which the Blazers do. So frustrating to watch. Outscored 3 quarters in a row today by Chicago.
 

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Harden isn't easy to come by.

Blazers plus Harden minus McCollum and whatever other pieces it took to get a trade done wouldn't win a title.

Either the pieces that are there need to learn how to defend, or they need new pieces that can defend. DJ Jr and Covington are good defenders and the team still leaks 120+ on a regular basis. When you have two small guards who aren't great defenders, you can't afford to let teams score easy points inside which the Blazers do. So frustrating to watch. Outscored 3 quarters in a row today by Chicago.
Or it it maybe getting to the point we need a coach with better defensive schemes ?
 

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I watched it while working today. We got out of jail but our ball movement was a lot better. Nurkic came up huge in the last qtr.

Helps when you hit the 3 at a great clip.

Defence is a big worry though
 

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I watched it while working today. We got out of jail but our ball movement was a lot better. Nurkic came up huge in the last qtr.

Helps when you hit the 3 at a great clip.

Defence is a big worry though
Currently 25th or so in defence efficiency, unless that gets substantially better then 1st rd of playoffs is our ceiling.
 

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So CJ out for a minimum month now also.

Going to be very difficult to remain in playoff contention with our no 2 and no 3 options injured for a rather lengthy period of time.
 

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