A Realistic Trade For LaMarcus Aldridge
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  1. sug81
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    Posted 05/03/2013 8:47 PM

    You guys agree with eachother, sug to the rescue!

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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/03/2013 9:41 PM

    Haha, yeah. We often don't, thus the confusion.

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/04/2013 8:58 AM

    Yay let us celebrate the sucking of Deandre Jordan

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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 05/04/2013 9:49 AM

    Posted By DHawes22 on 04/29/2013 10:12 AM
    Posted By cmeese47 on 04/24/2013 10:22 AM

    Okay I know no one wants to think about trading LA especially with two years left on his deal and him making a second all star team. However, for this team to become legit contenders we need major wholesale changes because DeAndre Jordan or Anderson Varejo will not get us anywhere close to a title. 

    Here is the trade scenario:

    Portland trades LaMarcus Aldridge, Kostas Papanikolaou and 2013 and 2014 2nd round pick to Chicago

    Chicago trades Carlos Boozer, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Charlotte's future 1st round pick (Tyrus Thomas trade).  

    This trade does not make Portland much better next year or much worse either. Butler is a stud, he is an elite defender (Watch him on Kobe), who can jump out of the gym, who also shot 38.1% from downtown this year. Boozer posted 16-10 numbers for the Bulls this year and Mirotic is 6'10" is generally considered the leagues best Euro-stash player (Highlights).

    Aldridge would pair nicely with Noah and if anyone could get him to play aggressive team defense it would be Thibs. Also more importantly for Chicago LA and Rose would be murder on pick and roll. LA would give the Bulls a real second or even first scoring option that they currently do not have. He is also younger and represents a mild cap savings for the Bulls as well. Kostas has been playing good ball in Europe and would be a nice replacement for Butler even if he represents a downgrade. 

    What do you think?


    Any trade with Chicago needs to start with Joakim Noah.

    LA for Noah, would be a good trade.  We keep JJ at the Power Forward position and that wold give us a decent front line.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/04/2013 10:11 AM

    We can do better than JJ

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  1. riverman
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    Posted 05/04/2013 11:29 AM

    JJ didn't even come close to LaMarcus at the 4 when LaMarcus was out with injury. He admitted he's not on LaMarcus' level yet but learned a lot from him.
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 05/04/2013 4:47 PM

    Im willing to wager that D. Jordan plays better alongside L.A.. Then get me Speights to back up L.A..
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/04/2013 5:39 PM

    I am willing to wager that Deandre Jordan is a big reason why the Clippers are watching the playoffs from home right now. 


    He is not the kind of player we need because he is no help in the fourth or close games you know the times we most need a defensive big man.

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  1. riverman
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    Posted 05/04/2013 6:29 PM

    He's part of it cmeese, no doubt, but Blake (I like to make stupid commercials) Griffin is too. Add Vinnie del Negro and you've got a deep team that blew it. I think Jamal Crawford shot 7-21 at the end too. Billups was like 1-9. I honestly thought this was one of the deepest teams in the league at the start of the season. Any coach that can't win with that much talent on the roster is going fishin' early. Expect the Clips to have a new coach next season and no Chris Paul.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/04/2013 7:03 PM

    I do not blame Vinny for this he pushed hard to trade Jordan for Garnett. I can not believe the Clippers would have been handled by ZBO and Gasol like that with Garnett even as old as he looked at times versus the Knicks.

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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/04/2013 7:30 PM

    If we trade LA for Noah, where would we get our offence from?

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/04/2013 9:06 PM

    Well Noah will add around 12 a night. We would replace LA with another PF that is only a few points to make up, which is possible as Batum needs a lot more shots. Plus the difference in defense would also make up for that.

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  1. CarlJ1
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    Posted 05/04/2013 10:06 PM

    I don't blame Vinny either if people don't know by now the Clips should go from "Lob City" to "Soft City" because that's what it came down to toughness and the Grizz are one of the toughest teams in the league you ain't gonna win a championship if you don't grow a set the clips played like they didn't hit puberty yet.
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  1. CarlJ1
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    Posted 05/04/2013 10:10 PM

    You can also add Brooklyn to that list as well after what the Bulls did to them they out tough the Nets it just goes to show that talent and toughness goes hand in hand to go deep in the playoffs you can't have one without the other and expect to succeed in the playoffs.
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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/04/2013 10:13 PM

    Stotts offence is based around a Dirk type player. A big man who can work in the post and hit mid range shots all day. You take the big man out of the equation, and it's not really that great. And also, we need atleast two solid scorers in case one gets injured or has an off night. Batum will up his scoring to about 16 but its not enough. Lamarcus is not going anywhere.

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  1. CarlJ1
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    Posted 05/04/2013 10:20 PM

    Word RC14 I don't see him going anywhere either unless you liked how we looked on the final weeks of the season when LA didn't play and don't mind if we have that the whole season.
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  1. robbiX
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    Posted 05/04/2013 10:35 PM

    Here is a quick trade I came up with that would be pretty good for us! With this trade we get McGee who can certainly protect the rim. And T. Jones is from Portland so gotta bring him back! Plus he is pretty good on defense and is a 4 and we could resign hickson or bring in a J-Smoove thru AF since LMA would be gone.. We would still have Wes,Batum, And Lillard but instead of LMA we would have McGee takin his spot. OF COURSE we would get some picks from some where cuz no way McGee matches up to LMA
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  1. robbiX
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    Posted 05/04/2013 10:36 PM

     my bad forgot to put the link.... http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=buvp5m3

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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/05/2013 12:39 AM

    That is a horrible idea. No one is every going to take Royce White. The rockets will not trade their point guard for Fredette. And why would we give our leading scorer for Javale who has no game outside the paint?

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. riverman
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    Posted 05/05/2013 9:57 AM

    RC, LaMarcus will not be traded. That's a promise. LA, Damian and Nic will be back no matter what and probably Wes too. Some fans don't like the core of this team but the guy writing their paychecks does and that's the bottom line. I happen to agree with him. JJ however will not be back unless we strike out finding a center that will require his salary to come off the books. Can't wait for the draft deadline. It's possible out of the 8 players under contract that only 5 return.
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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/05/2013 11:02 AM

    Yeah I know, I said that. My biggest tension isn't who we're gonna get, but who we might lose.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. Siccolo
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    Posted 05/05/2013 11:29 AM

    LA, Wes and Nicare not untouchables tho. If we are not up to expectations next season and they are playing down they will be shopped at the deadline.

    Only one on this team that is untouchable is Damian Lillard

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  1. riverman
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    Posted 05/05/2013 11:45 AM

    Yeah they are Siccolo. Olshey, Stotts and Allen have pretty much said it already. It's fans that are playing trade the starters. You'll see. Olshey has said all along he wants to add a center to build around the core, that's pretty clear. I guarantee they'll be back. One could say we could trade Damian for Chris Paul but that's just blowing smoke. There are 3-bench players that could be moved and JJ could be signed and traded. The picks could be traded and the 13 mil could be spent but all this other speculation is just "we missed the playoffs hangovers"
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  1. robbiX
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    Posted 05/05/2013 11:46 AM

    Posted By RipCity 14 on 05/05/2013 12:39 AM

    That is a horrible idea. No one is every going to take Royce White. The rockets will not trade their point guard for Fredette. And why would we give our leading scorer for Javale who has no game outside the paint?



    How is it a terrible trade lol? People would take Royce he is a beast. Houston just doesn't work with him on his illness. And you don't think the rockets would trade Lin? He definitely hasn't produced like they thought he would plus Beverley has stepped up HUGE in the playoffs and got WAAAY more time than Lin. And we would trade LMA because if we fail to make playoffs he will probably leave anyways so receive something in return. And McGee doesn't need to be able to score outside the paint hes a CENTER... His job is to protect, rebound, and get easy lay ups or dunks. Plus if you have watched Jones play he is actually good! And like I said... If we did this it would actually clear more cap space so we could target a J-Smoove or something. Honestly Josh aint a big decline from LMA if at all. Josh might not score as well but his defense is certainly better than a LMA
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  1. robbiX
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    Posted 05/05/2013 11:50 AM

    You seem to know a bit about basketball more so than others on here. What would you think about this FAs coming to POR to either fill out our bench or even perhaps starting in some cases...

    Cole Aldrich: Center

    Andray Blatche: C/PF

    Terrence Williams: SG/SF

    Chris Copeland: SF

    Charles Jenkins: PG

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  1. riverman
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    Posted 05/05/2013 11:51 AM

    Well Portland travels more and further than any NBA team so it's kind of a problem for White, don't you think? That's just one reason it's a terrible trade. J Smoove has talent but it doesn't translate into smart basketball. For years he's bricked 4th qtr jumpers and not taken the Hawks deep into the playoffs. Expensive stat grabber is what he is. LaMarcus would mop the floor with him anyday
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  1. Siccolo
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    Posted 05/05/2013 1:00 PM

    Royce White would be worse with Portland for the same reasons Riverman said

    @Riverman

    Olshey said Gordon was untouchable look what happened. I know he was traded for p3 but we can't believe everything we hear from FO. If we are mediocre with a new center changes will need to be made. 

    Maybe this core of Matthews, Batum, and Lamarcus isnt good enough to reach the second round of the playoffs.

    Im not saying it isnt good enough, but if isnt- Changes Will Be Made

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  1. robbiX
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    Posted 05/05/2013 3:10 PM

    I think Batum should be traded for a center like a McGee or something because Batum has the most value. If we did this since their contracts are bout same we got all of our cap to fill out the bench and pick up a cheaper SF or even a Evans or Iggy. Either way Wes and Batum should both NOT be back.
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  1. riverman
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    Posted 05/05/2013 4:18 PM

    Iggy is not cheap nor young. We can get a center without trading Batum. I want to see Kostas Papanikolaou get a look for a spot next year. Watched some clips of him and he can play! He's also a trade asset. I think Olshey will land a top tier center for the 10th pick and possibly cash or a player in the deal but again, I don't see it being any of the 4 starters we have now. I also think Paul Allen will be willing to go over the cap for the right player.
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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/05/2013 9:51 PM

    Posted By robbiX on 05/05/2013 11:46 AM
    Posted By RipCity 14 on 05/05/2013 12:39 AM

    That is a horrible idea. No one is every going to take Royce White. The rockets will not trade their point guard for Fredette. And why would we give our leading scorer for Javale who has no game outside the paint?



    How is it a terrible trade lol? People would take Royce he is a beast. Houston just doesn't work with him on his illness. And you don't think the rockets would trade Lin? He definitely hasn't produced like they thought he would plus Beverley has stepped up HUGE in the playoffs and got WAAAY more time than Lin. And we would trade LMA because if we fail to make playoffs he will probably leave anyways so receive something in return. And McGee doesn't need to be able to score outside the paint hes a CENTER... His job is to protect, rebound, and get easy lay ups or dunks. Plus if you have watched Jones play he is actually good! And like I said... If we did this it would actually clear more cap space so we could target a J-Smoove or something. Honestly Josh aint a big decline from LMA if at all. Josh might not score as well but his defense is certainly better than a LMA

    Royce White has got some major head problems, hasn't played in a game for Houston all season, refused to travel with them and what not. Lin is playing exactly the role the Rockets want, because half the time he plays PG, the other half James Harden because they are both great ball handlers and passers. And Beverley is playing more because Lin is injured. McGee doesn't really protect the paint, he gets a few blocks a game but they are mostly help side. Terrence Jones is a bench player nothing more. We don't need another Rookie bench player. And you must be smoking something if you think J-Smoove is even half the Player LMA is. J-Smoove is a bonafide stat sheet stuffer. He gets .5 more rebound than LA, and more assists and blocks, but LA is the better player. J-Smoove can either Dunk or force shots around the rim, or try to hit his god awful Jumper that he takes too much. He is not a smart player. And Lamarcus Aldridge is a very good defender, it's our team defence that is bad, rotations and stuff.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. billyamick47
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    Posted 05/06/2013 9:42 AM

    I love cmeese Chicago trade start from there and then offer Batum and our pick for Drew Gooden, Mbah a Moute and Larry Sanders. 


    We now have a deep front court of Boozer, Mbah a Moute, Sanders and Leonard.  I would still try to trade Freeland for the extra cap space. That would leave us like 14 million to add a sixth man and a couple bench guys. Not a bad turn around.

  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/06/2013 10:00 AM

    Billy, where would our offence come from? Boozer is decent but 3 years older than LMA. There isn't too much of a difference in rebounding, and LMA is better offensively and defensively. And no way would bucks take Batum and a pick in a weak draft for their main defender and two solid role players. And even if they did, we would have no SFs.

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/06/2013 10:06 AM

    Jimmy Butler would move into Batum's starting role under Billy's plan. Plus 14 million can buy a back up SF. Also Mbah a Moute plays SF and PF. 

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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/06/2013 9:44 PM

    No way Chicago gives up Boozer and Butler. No way Chicago gives up just Butler. And Butler isn't as good offensively as Batum, but his defence more than makes up for it, but after the show he put on tonight, no way he's leaving Chi-town (is that a thing people still say). My other points still stand. Trade in unrealistic and bad for us.

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  1. billyamick47
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    Posted 05/06/2013 9:57 PM

    Butler in 2 years will be a better player than Batum. He is already a much better defender. Boozer has value still but LA would be a perfect fit on the Bulls they would toughen him up and he would give them reliable offense. Butler is tradeable because Deng is still around. It takes balls to make a big move so we all know nothing will happen.

  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/07/2013 12:44 AM

    Billy, LMA is a perfect fit ON THE BLAZERS. And he is just a young Boozer with a better mid range shot, better post moves, and good defence. If Butler will be a better player than Batum why would the Bulls trade him. If they are going to have a SF on the bench may as well keep a better one.

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  1. Cailin Pietersen
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    Posted 05/07/2013 6:50 AM

    I think that its far too early to consider trading LMA. He is just starting to come good in the Stotts offense and that's something that none of the mentioned replacements offer. Boozer is good inside, but he can't shoot it from 18feet out. He is also undersized and out in the western conference we need size. LMA allows us to stretch the floor because he can play so far from the hoop.

    What we need is a guy who attacks the rim! Guys to get us layups and get to the free throw line. There are only a few players who do both consistently in the league right now and that means we need Batum and Lillard to step up into that role. Lillard can attack off the dribble and now Barton has shown he isn't just a kamikaze player who takes suicidal jumpers. Tony Parker showed this season why he shoots over 50% from the floor. He gets lots of easy baskets because he attacks the hoop. Derrick Rose is a perfect foil for Lillard. 6'3 and good off the dribble. Lillard is by far a better 3pt shooter and that means he is already a step ahead.

    If he can keep his man guessing whether he is going to pull up and hit the jumper, or blow by him off the dribble, he could be a elite point guard. And with LA there to space the floor or grab offensive boards we would really be dangerous.

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/07/2013 8:29 AM

    Posted By RipCity 14 on 05/07/2013 12:44 AM

    Billy, LMA is a perfect fit ON THE BLAZERS. And he is just a young Boozer with a better mid range shot, better post moves, and good defence. If Butler will be a better player than Batum why would the Bulls trade him. If they are going to have a SF on the bench may as well keep a better one.


    He did say will be better in 2 years. Getting LA while still having Deng on the roster would give the Bulls a legit chance at a title next year with a healthy Rose. However, it is likely that the Bulls will just keep Butler and then trade Deng's expiring contract or make their run and let him become a free agent. 


    Odds before game 1 that Butler would be included in a LA trade 40%

    Odds after game 1 5%

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  1. riverman
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    Posted 05/07/2013 10:11 AM

    Why would we want to make the competition better if we want to win a championship? Baffles the mind.
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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/07/2013 11:09 AM

    Like I said on another post, we want to trade away our good players, to get money, to get good players. Just confusing.

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/07/2013 11:39 AM

    Bulls get better right away with that trade Portland gets better long term. Butler is a stud, Boozer solid 2 year rental, Mirotic could be the next Ryan Anderson and there is the likely Bobcats lottery pick as well. 

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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/07/2013 12:09 PM

    Just to clarify, the deal is LMA for Butler and Boozer, or Batum and LMA for Boozer and Butler? Either way, we lose out a lot on scoring. And Boozer is legendary for his uselessness on defence. And we don't get a rim protector in the deal. 

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/07/2013 12:19 PM

    The deal was LA Kostas P. 2 seconds for Boozer, Butler, Mirotic, and the Bobcats owed pick.

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  1. sug81
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    Posted 05/07/2013 10:06 PM

    I think Butler and Deng will start for the Bulls, he's gonna be playing shooting guard.

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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/07/2013 10:57 PM

    Yeah. They're starting Belinelli now. By next season it will be Rose, Butler, Deng, Boozer, Noah. Not sure about Boozer. Bobcats pick in 2014 draft? Why are we trading away good players for an uncertain pick. Maybe one of the good guys in the draft won't declare or get injured or something. Better to play it safe. Sign Kostas, Keep LA who just entered his prime, I would trade all our picks if we can get a good rim protector like Asik, but only if we sign Kostas. Then we will have Kostas and Barton on the bench as scorers. Elliot Williams is pending the eye test.

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/08/2013 9:28 AM

    Stick with the same old scrubs and next year we will be back talking about what went wrong only this time it will be man I hope LA does not leave us.

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  1. riverman
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    Posted 05/08/2013 9:43 AM

    Jeffries is gone cmeese, he's the only old guy we had. I wouldn't want to be around Wesley if someone called him an old scrub to his face. One constant is no matter what happens season to season, people will be back complaining about something every year.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/08/2013 10:02 AM

    We cannot win a title in the next 2 years and then it is hope and pray time that LA does not leave. If you trade LA and the best player you get is Larry Sanders or Jimmy Butler or Derrick Favors at least you know you are going to have them on your team for the next 5-7 years at least. Then you know you have Lillard and whoever locked up for years that is how you build a title contender in a small town. 

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  1. riverman
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    Posted 05/08/2013 10:26 AM

    Next season is the season to gauge the roster on. Next Feb is the trade deadline. If the roster looks disfunctional or is not competitive then it's time to contemplate change. Now is not that time. All the chemistry we've sacrificed for this season should pay off and if it doesn't, you have to overhaul the team. I strongly believe with a great center, 6 man and couple of good defenders coming off the bench we could be a deep playoff team next season. Barring injuries this season I think we would've made the 2nd round and beat the Lakers in the first round. Last season we had some amazing victories, one of them coming back to win from 18 down with 5 minutes to play. I really enjoyed most of the games throughout the year. The guys showed a lot of heart and LaMarcus has over and over said he wants his championship here and his jersey retired here. He's Portland's Tim Duncan. We have winners in the starting lineup and Olshey is going to fill in the gaps. I'm really excited about what's to come. I'm also really bored with doomsday predictions and doubt. It's actually a great time to be a Blazer fan. Actually I think we only played 2 bad games all year with a healthy roster, one against New Orleans and one against the Bucks. Players always say to take it one game at a time. I try to do the same as a fan. Right now Neil Olshey is at the plate and I hope he swings for the fences and hits a home run in the offseason. We should be glad we were a lottery team during the lockout. It got us Damian Lillard.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/08/2013 10:45 AM

    I am fine with your argument there River except one part. The only way we play the Lakers in the playoffs was in the first or second spot fully healthy that team at its best was maybe maybe a 45 win team meaning we play someone like OKC or San Antonio and lose again in the first round. 

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    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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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. 

  7. 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

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