Do We Need a Vet PG?
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  1. D3P0W3LL
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    Posted 07/15/2012 11:18 AM

    I love Damian Lillard as our future point guard, but I still think we could use another one with more than a year of playing experience because I doubt Nolan Smith can show Lillard how to be a star point guard. It may also be too late, but could it hurt to get a veteran point guard on free agency? I also think we should offer Batum in all honesty for a vet or passing PG. I just don't like the fact that we only have 2 new point guards on the roster and possibly a new coach (Canales) to teach them.
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  1. bluduck
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    Posted 07/15/2012 11:33 AM

    Damian Lillard will need to play all the time. The coaches in Portland and other mentors will teach DL all he needs. I think he could be an impact player with LA, Nic, and Wes as his passing options. THis team is starting to shape up nicely but might not make the Play offs. I think it is on LA more than a point  now.
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 07/16/2012 9:44 AM

    Here is the reason we need a vet, injuries. Last night Nolan rolled his ankle and if that had happened in the regular season we would only have 1 PG. Picking up someone like Delonte West would be a smart play since he will be affordable, he works hard, and he plays good tough defense even if ear poking is illegal. 
    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 07/16/2012 11:48 AM

    For the price I think Delonte West is a great backup. I think it is more important to hire a good PG assistant coach like Terry Porter or John Stockton.
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  1. Austin Martin
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    Posted 07/16/2012 12:09 PM

    you need a guy to mentor the young guys at the guard position. mbmurr has it right, you dont need a player for that. When you look at our projected starters and key rotation guys theyre all young. This core has a chance to grow together and be something. A vet would just muddy the waters and the connection established by a core of young guys rising together (blazers circa 2008, or okc now)
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 07/16/2012 2:23 PM

    2 PGs are not enough you do not want a veteran fine but we need some depth
    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. Ricky
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    Posted 07/16/2012 3:31 PM

    I saw the summer league game last night and I was impressed with how Nolan Smith played.  I saw a lot of improvement in his game.  I am not saying he would take the place of a vet but he does add some depth at pg.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 07/16/2012 3:32 PM

    That just makes 2 though need a third
    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. commontongue
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    Posted 07/16/2012 3:55 PM

    Delonte is a misfit. definitely not we want to bring in to mentor D.Lill.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
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