5 Rookies, Who deserves playing time/Who deserves to stay
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  1. Rama498
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    Posted 04/17/2013 7:20 PM

    After watching all five of our rookies for the whole season, which ones deserve more playing time? Which ones do you think aren't/shouldn't be part of the blazers future?

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  1. abarrer3
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    Posted 04/17/2013 8:57 PM

    Well its pretty obvious about two of them, Damian and Meyers. Damian is the rookie of the year and point guard of the now and of the future, so not much talk there. Meyers will get more playing time as his career goes on as he is also supposed to be our center of the future. Now for the other three, I think between Barton, Claver, and Freeland, Victor deserves to most minutes, and I think SF is arguably our most established position with Nic and Victor. As he progresses and plays more season I can totaly see him become like a more athletic Mike Miller and will be a great rotation player. The other two I need to see more of first. Joel has had very little playing time, and needs to work on the consistency of his outside jumper. Will has been coming on in the past week, but he as well needs to be more consistent from the outside and work on his ball protection.
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  1. BLASER
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    Posted 04/17/2013 9:18 PM

    the latter 3 are terrible barton has been the most consistant when he gets adiquit playing time claver has been terrible when he has had starting minutes I believe he had one game that was great and the rest were okish to terrible 

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  1. Siccolo
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    Posted 04/17/2013 9:56 PM

    Damian, Barton, Claver played the best out of all rookies then its Leonard... I like Freelands game but he shoots too many jumpers.... 

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/17/2013 10:15 PM

    I like Lillard and that is about it but Barton's aggression is nice and Meyers could have potential if he played with more aggression. Claver is okay too.


    Freeland I could not care about and the others I will give another year to prove themselves minus Lillard since he is a stud

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  1. BLASER
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    Posted 04/17/2013 10:16 PM

    claver had one great game and after that he went back to mediocreness leonard = more consistant then him the only thing claver has been consistant in is sucking 34 minutes tonight and he did absolutley nothing on the floor except be lost 

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  1. CarlJ1
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    Posted 04/18/2013 2:45 AM

    Lillard is a keeper obviously I would give Leonard, Barton and Claver another year because the second to third year will show what kind of players they will be through out their careers I like to give players at least two years to show me something will they be players that improve every year or will they be those players that have one great game and then be a non factor for 4 or 5 games perfect examples are Babbit and Nolan, As for Freeland it depends I like what I seen from him when he got minutes if there was a deal to upgrade his spot or get a player we need then I would not mind dealing him but, I don't mind if we gave him another year.   
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  1. Simpson
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    Posted 04/19/2013 12:09 PM

    Joel will be what we need him to be but we need patience.  Next season, things will come together for him.  Joel IS NBA ready (a bruiser w/ NBA body/skills), he just needs this offseason to take in/decompress, practice what he's learned/seen (i.e. plays, ESPECIALLY on the defensive end but ALL the guys along w/ there respective works, need to work on these same things this offseason), & polish offensive moves w/ more reps (he doesn't need to concern himself w/ trying to learn many more, just refine what he can do).

    He didn't take the NBA by storm (w/ his stats/overall play).  Even bigs need a good stretch of min. to estab. a rhythm (his min., like a lot of rookies) were spotty.  Sure, we all wished that he had been more of a factor this yr. but things turned out the way they did & I've no problem w/ that.  Even IF Joel had come in to play as well as we had all hoped, I really don't think that would've changed much w/ the wins/losses; I don't think I have to tell too many of you that the culprits for losses were other problems/adversities (cumulative things taken into consideration blah blah ;).

    Joel's a good guy & he's right for our team.  Some ppl have already given up on him & say trade him; this would be a big mistake; we can't fill the role that we need from him for 3 years for ~$3million/yr. w/ some1 else.  I don't think it's fair that he's been so heavily criticized.  Give the guy (& other new guys) SOME time.  Like I said, next yr. Joel should get it (give him till the middle of next season but I think he'll start showing us he belongs sooner than that ;) & if he doesn't... criticize all u like & I won't disagree.

     

    I can't speak/not going to speak for any1 else but I'M going to SUPPORT Joel AND OUR players.

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  1. Fallen_Deity
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    Posted 04/19/2013 2:23 PM

    THANK YOU SIMPSON...... People are jumping to defend Meyers which is good because big guys almost always need time to adjust... Freeland is going to be a strong legitimate backup but give him some time that's like throwing a football to your 5 year old son and since he didn't catch it he is cast aside.  Give the guy a break, he is trying to find his niche and is a long way from home, not every player is comfortable with that right off the bat.

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