Terry Stotts Quote - This scares me
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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 11/28/2012 6:27 AM

    When you set expectations like this for not scoring in the Paint, how do you expect to win in the NBA?

     

    It is called the Hustle Factor!

     

    "Portland is averaging 33.6 points in the paint - better only than Washington's league-worst average of 31.0 - but coach Terry Stotts doesn't seem too concerned about his team's interior inefficiencies.

    "We are not a paint-scoring team," Stotts said. "(Aldridge) will get there and we will get some offensive rebounds, but our primary scorers - (Lillard), (Wesley Matthews), and (Batum) - are not in-the-paint scorers. I do not necessarily expect to win points in the paint.""

     

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/preview/NBA_20121128_POR@WAS/trail-blazerswizards-preview

     

     

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  1. riverman
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    Posted 11/28/2012 11:03 AM

    We've won almost have our games with half a team of experience. When Leonard becomes a double double machine we're going to be tough to beat. I like Stotts attitude and frank assessment of where we are now. He's been handed a rookie squad to teach on the fly. Night in night out our young guys are playing guys they've never played before at a great disadvantage. Wes knows how to play Kobe. Barton doesn't. Big difference and we should all know the mountain we're climbing to be competitive this season. I came into the season expecting to at best be a 500 ball club that could pick up momentum in the second half of the season and at best make it out of the first round of the playoffs. So far so good. 

    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. BLASER
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    Posted 11/28/2012 1:29 PM

    yea I came in expecting to have a worse record then we do now and there exceeding my expectations so far

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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 11/28/2012 1:50 PM

    Look, Stotts tells it like what he sees. We got a little used to Coach Kaleb focusing on the positive things about Blazer games. Obviously that's not Coach Stotts. He's been on teams that have struggled a little. He's also been part of very good teams. He's not going to take the scenic route. Telling him what's wrong with the team doesn't phase him. He knows all these nasty Blazer stats too. His job is to turn our weakness into gains by applying what our team is good at onto the court. If you hadn't watched the last 2 games, you'd have thought the Blazers were a very good team.

    I like some of the adjustments that Coach Stotts has made to our team. We just need more team chemistry and better shooting, and we'll get back over .500. The hustle factor is there, and that means we have good coaching.
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  1. Blazer247
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    Posted 11/28/2012 8:04 PM

    To be fair, we've been criticized for not being a paint team, and yet these last 2 games, despite not ending our way, we've seen HUGE in-the-paint games from not only LaMarcus Aldridge, but Lillard and even some Batum as well. It doesn't have to be all inside or all outside, they need proper balance; in my opinion, with our allstar being a PF, we should have a slightly larger amount of inside play than outside. Hopefully they're moving that direction.
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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 11/30/2012 7:12 PM

    Terry,

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT DEFENSE IS?

    DO YOU CARE ABOUT DEFENSE?

    DO YOU CARE ABOUT KEEPING YOUR JOB?

    IF YOU DO?

     

    LEARN AND MASTER DEFENSE!

     

    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
  1. knorton181
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    Posted 12/01/2012 12:58 AM

    Great quote^, was that an actual quote or just you spittin a verse as they say lol. either way I might steal that one if I ever coach
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 12/01/2012 1:45 AM

    BlazerManiac...In Stott's defense here, he cannot play the game for them.  Defense, as we all know, is primarily just effort.  I am seeing an unfortunate combination of fatigue and frustration mounting with the starters.  The players only meeting was a flag.  There's trouble in Rip City.
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 12/01/2012 7:12 AM

    Posted By BDawg on 12/01/2012 1:45 AM
    BlazerManiac...In Stott's defense here, he cannot play the game for them.  Defense, as we all know, is primarily just effort.  I am seeing an unfortunate combination of fatigue and frustration mounting with the starters.  The players only meeting was a flag.  There's trouble in Rip City.


    Agreed their is trouble.  Stotts days are numbered.  Bring in Van Gundy!
    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
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