Babbitt vs. Johnson
You are not authorized to post a reply.
  1. laric33
    Posts: 53

    Posted 11/03/2010 1:19 PM

    Has anyone else wondered why Armon Johnson has gotten way more playing time than Luke Babbitt? I Live in Nevada so I know that when they played college ball Babbitt was the stud of the team. So why does Johnson get all the playing time. I'm definetily not question Johnsons skills because I think he is doing amazing, but if he is doing this good what would Luke be able to do if he got in?
    I think i know the reason but I want to here if anyone has any other info or knows more about the reason. I just think its because of their positions... Armon only really has Miller in front of him since we traded Bayless, so he gets in sooner. Luke has Roy, Batum, Fernandez, Matthews, and pretty much the rest of the team, so he doesn't ever really get in. Let me know what you think...
    I am a fan of Getting and Maintaining Energy!
  1. cransford24
    Posts: 269

    Posted 11/03/2010 11:09 PM

    Babbit was the stud on offense at Nevada but he had trouble defending even at the collegiate level, so that may be one reason for him getting less playing time.  Also he did not do to well in the preseason and summer league so that could have also contributed to his playing time so far.  And like you mentioned we have 4 or 5 people in front of him at shooting gaurd and small forward so there isnt really any time where the blazers feel they should use him.  Same with elliot williams
    I am a fan of the Blazers draft selections. Feels good to finally be able to say that
  1. CharmCityBLA7ER
    Posts: 75

    Posted 11/04/2010 1:15 AM

    I believe the reason he doesnt get playing time is due to his lack of defensive mobility at the 3.  I think we have a plan tho to beef him up by like 20lbs or more and make him like Dante Cunningham how he is a hybrid 3/4 depending on situation and what we need.  Luke with the added weight can come in at the 3 and post up, once he gets into a rythym in game he can face up in the post or play with his back to the basket, he can be like kyle korver and come off screens and light up teams that are ball watching or doubling Roy or Aldridge  just my thought but i believe this will be how he will be utilized
    I am a fan of
- Hide

    Recent Discussions

  1. Blazers quiz

    Started by cm_flippin on 04/02/14 at 10:49 PM

    There are many questions and you don''t have to register, you can continue as a guest. Didn''t know about Sporcle though, thanks.

  2. Free Agency 2014 + Aldridge's Comments

    Started by NickPitherUK on 02/18/14 at 6:57 AM

    We won''t have the cap space to sign any of those guys
  3. What happened

    Started by benh7777 on 02/12/14 at 10:22 PM


    The Blazers were winning!  That is the key word, were.  Blazers are living proof that you can live and die by the jumper.  Lately it has been dying.


    Thank God they are 19 games over 500.  Mayb...

  4. Spencer hawes

    Started by jamsmashers on 02/13/14 at 1:03 PM

    Hawes will be a hot commodity by the trade deadline, I would think the sixers could find a better offer.

    However, I do believe Mo Williams could have somewhat of  a high trade value. Olshey needs to make a deal to get a big man while we...

  5. Oh Forum

    Started by cmeese47 on 02/11/14 at 2:39 PM

    How I miss you. I want to take this time to appreciate the Blazers not appreciating the fans. 

  6. Great Article - Portland Issues

    Started by Tim Morrissey on 02/09/14 at 11:19 AM

    Portland Trail  Blazers: 9 Subtle Things Wrong with the Blazers

    Started by Tim Morrissey on 02/09/14 at 10:46 AM

  7. Andrew Bynum

    Started by David Cassaro on 01/07/14 at 1:42 PM

    Yeah and now Blazers have zero interest in Bynum. I really thought he was worth the small risk. If anything he would be at the end of our bench and we use him as a sub. Hopefully we do make some type of trade for a quality back up center. Right no...

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  ... 
Active Forums 4.1
The latest from
Little Red updated their fan statement / rjansen joined group Season Ticket Holders / cm_flippin commented on Blazers quiz / kathymcc uploaded new photo / NickPitherUK updated their scrapbook / Qualab and RipCityRevival are friends now / daddy updated their Starting 5 / MJB uploaded new video /