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  1. D3P0W3LL
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    Posted 07/18/2012 2:53 PM

    I think the Blazers need a little more in their new roster. We have retained Nic Batum and even signed Ronnie Price, but I think it is time to sign a veteran center who could help us on the offensive and defensive end. I don't think anyone has offered a contract to JaVale McGee and I think he could help us a great deal. He may be a headcase and he makes some questionable moves on the court but he averaged about 11 points per game, 8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. If not we could sign other centers like Steimsma, Ronny Turiaf, or Jermaine O'Neal. I think it would be a mistake to not try and pick up one of these quality centers.
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 07/18/2012 4:37 PM

    Jermaine ? Negative. Ronny only because he's french and Batum would have a homeboy. Javale would be my first choice.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. Ricky
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    Posted 07/19/2012 12:27 PM

    Denver has offered a contract to McGee and Min is in the front in dealing with Steimsma.  The only center I can think of that is still available is Prz.
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  1. stacksfan2005
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    Posted 07/19/2012 1:37 PM

    i really want to see the thrylla take leonard under his wing, they both have that i wont back down, dont even think about messing with me or my team mates attitude. the thrylla needs to pass the golden gloves to leonard.

    didnt we get freeland already? i thought i heard he was a big guy? that would be 2 young centers, a vet, and we have hickson who can split minutes between pf and center. we'll be fine. im all in favor of adding javale if we can though
  1. Hoop#22
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    Posted 07/19/2012 2:11 PM

    We should survive with Freeland, Leonard and ocasionally Hickson at center + maybe hire one minor C like Amundson (I think he's still available) or Chris Johnson or sign that guy Ebekwe(?) who plays for us in summer league
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 07/21/2012 10:49 AM

    Ebekwe would be an interesting addition but he is a project in himself.  I do not think he would be very useful giving advice to Leonard.  Maybe Freeland could give advice to each of them.  I still think Prz would be a good addition to mentor to the youngsters.  Maybe the birdman could be of some help and then again maybe not.
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  1. Siccolo
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    Posted 07/21/2012 4:09 PM

    I think our roster is full at 15 players. Were gonna have to make a trade or waive Sasha P. Once we waive him I would sign Joel P. He can be 3rd string center behind Leonard and Freeland. Than he can teach Meyers somthing.
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  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 07/21/2012 5:27 PM

    Trade away some baggage (Babbitt, Sasha, Jefferies, Gadzuric) for draft picks and a decent old center with an expiring contract. Or trade for future picks (2013 would be great to trade up) then sign Przybilla for a year, to start and split time with Leonard, and Freeman. 
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  1. Austin Martin
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    Posted 07/22/2012 11:10 AM

    Rumor has it gadzuric won't make it to Portland (waive), who's Sasha?
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  1. Austin Martin
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    Posted 07/22/2012 11:10 AM

    Rumor has it gadzuric won't make it to Portland (waive), who's Sasha?
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 07/22/2012 1:40 PM

    Waive Gadzuric and Sasha Pavlovic and sign Prz.  Then just consider sign and trade that make sense.
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  1. FernandoO10
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    Posted 07/22/2012 1:47 PM

    we should give ibekwe a shot and sign pryzbilla too
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 07/22/2012 1:51 PM

    In order to sign both Ibekwe and Prz we would to Waive both Gadzuric and Pavlovic and let another player go or do a sign a trade in a two for one trade.
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 07/22/2012 2:04 PM

    We could also gain additional space by trading one of our players for a future draft choice.
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  1. bonjustin8
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    Posted 07/22/2012 7:04 PM

    My choices would be Darko Milicic, Hamed Haddadi, Ronny Turiaf, and our very own Joel Przybilla.
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  1. DLW-3*
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    Posted 07/22/2012 8:45 PM

    @mbmurr1: LOL, "Freeman". Pryz will split time between journalism and riding pine? 
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  1. riverman
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    Posted 07/22/2012 11:16 PM

    Gadzuric has already been waived I believe. Send Babbit to Idaho and sign Pryz and we're good to go. Sasha Pavlovic and Victor Claver are better than Luke Babbit anyday.
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  1. FoulWeatherFan
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    Posted 07/23/2012 12:02 AM

    Posted By Ricky on 07/21/2012 10:49 AM
    Ebekwe would be an interesting addition but he is a project in himself.  I do not think he would be very useful giving advice to Leonard.  Maybe Freeland could give advice to each of them.  I still think Prz would be a good addition to mentor to the youngsters.  Maybe the birdman could be of some help and then again maybe not.

    That guy is hated at the Rose Garden. The only other person I've ever seen get booed like that is Kobe. I would rather they waive Babbit than Pavlovic. Definitely keep Joel if he wants to continue playing. If not Turiaf would be nice as someone said. Or trade a few of our future second rounders(I seem to remember us picking up a few in recent trades) and Pavlovic/Babbit/Jeffries for a serviceable big.
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  1. spud85
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    Posted 07/27/2012 12:34 PM

    ok "prz" is a shell of his former self and would be over priced even at sum vet minimum, hes a great character guy but i think we've got enough "character" guys! ive never heard of a team winning a ring on "character" lol. i like leonard alot but hes not ready to start yet, i watched every summer league game the blazers played and he was impressive but its also summer league...plus, lets not forget, the only reason this guys got so many starts under his belt is cuz odens health should be put on trial for fraud, not cuz of his talent level
  1. commontongue
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    Posted 07/27/2012 1:23 PM

    Pryz would be better coaching our bigs than being on the bench.
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  1. DamianLilard
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    Posted 07/28/2012 4:17 PM

    Leonard will be a perennial all-star some day. I just hope he will be like Chris Bosh who is the 5th best player on the team behind LA, Lilard,Wes, and Batum, but will still get a 15, 10, 2, 2, 1, per game
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  1. DamianLilard
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    Posted 07/28/2012 4:17 PM

    Leonard will be a perennial all-star some day. I just hope he will be like Chris Bosh who is the 5th best player on the team behind LA, Lilard,Wes, and Batum, but will still get a 15, 10, 2, 2, 1, per game
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  1. Siccolo
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    Posted 07/29/2012 12:03 PM

    I think Leonard has the potential to be like a 11-12 points 7-8 reb  2 blk guy. Hopefully he wont take too long to become that guy...
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  1. freddead
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    Posted 07/29/2012 8:22 PM

    higher ceiling then that imo hes a double double guy for sure imo he's got great hands and a good stroke and jumping ability and quickness to be a 2+ block guy
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