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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/20/2013 11:58 PM

    Lamarcus gets mad? The only time I've seen him mad is when playing against Kevin Love and like once against OKC. Diva? I think he's tough, but not really the bang down low guy. He uses his great balance and footwork to get position and back guys down.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. Cailin Pietersen
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    Posted 05/21/2013 12:23 AM

    Aldridge is not a diva. Dwight Howard is a diva. Allen Iverson was a diva. Kobe Bryant can be a diva at times.... LA is not a Center but he can play there at times if the situation demands it. If we have someone who can protect him inside then he won't need to play there. In fact, LA is a lot like Chris Bosh back in Toronto. Lots of length and a good touch from mid range, but just not happy to bang down low in the block. That's why Oden was a great fit. He was willing to post up, bang and dominate in the block.


    LA doesn't have to play out of the block so much anymore. But with smaller PFs coming into the league he now has a distinct advantage because of his length at that position. He can post them up and can really dominate if he so chooses. And with his improved passing out of the block we now have a legitimate weapon from that spot. LA can hit the hook shot with both hands and has that good fadeaway jumper (which he uses far too often in my opinion) which keeps defenses guessing as what he'll do next. What we need is a guy who will fight for position on the other side and attack the boards. If LA refuses to play the 5 then we need to find someone who will play there while he plays the 4. But I agree, LA needs to man up and guard the oppositions best big man if we don't have another big who can.

    I am a fan of shouting Batuuuuuum-Shaka-Laka whenever Nic hits a 3!!!!!
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/21/2013 8:41 AM

    Refusing to play center for your team makes you a diva, Portland could be much better if LA moved to the 5 and we signed someone like Josh Smith or Paul Milsap to play the 4. Instead to pander to LA our targets are Zaza Pachulia, Samuel Dalembert, or Jermaine O'Neal pathetic.

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 05/21/2013 8:52 AM

     

    Why not move LA to the 5 and keep JJ?

    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/21/2013 8:59 AM

    The problem with JJ remains the same at the 4 or 5 he is just not a good enough defender. Milsap and especially Smith are good defenders. The also both offer more on the offensive side than JJ does.

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 05/21/2013 12:05 PM

     

    cmeese47 - The only thing we know about JJ's defensive skills was they sucked when playing against true big men at the 5.  We know nothing of his defensive side at the four.  We do know he dominates the boards, he plays in the paint, and becuase of that he has a good field goal percentage.  Most all people agree that JJ would be solid at the four.  That is why he will draw so much attention during free agency. 

     

     

    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/21/2013 12:26 PM

    We know exactly what JJ defense at the 4 is and it is just as bad as the 5 you act like he has been playing center his whole career.

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  1. sug81
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    Posted 05/21/2013 1:25 PM

    I see the only way JJ stays is if we were able to trade LA for a dominant center, which I really do not see happening. But we would still have the same awful interior defense if we kept both. It's not just one on one defense against opposing bigs, it's also help side and we need a guy who like everyone said will want to bang down low.

    I am a fan of that GRIT & GRIND
  1. billyamick47
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    Posted 05/21/2013 1:42 PM

    Rebounds are over rated and so is JJ

  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/21/2013 8:21 PM

    Ho Ho Hold the F up. Did you just say rebounds are overrated? Billy you bet get a new identity and run away because Pop and every other coach are coming to get you.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. Cailin Pietersen
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    Posted 05/22/2013 12:06 AM

    Pat Riley said this: You get rebounds, you win rings!!! More often than not, the team who wins the battle on the boards will win the game. Rebounds on both ends are extremely important. 

    I am a fan of shouting Batuuuuuum-Shaka-Laka whenever Nic hits a 3!!!!!
  1. Curvychloe
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    Posted 05/22/2013 1:42 AM

    Trading away players about to be stars? Drazen petrovic anyone?
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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/22/2013 2:44 AM

    Jermaine O'Neal, Drazen, Z-Bo, Sheed (I know he was already a star but still). Also Drazen was buried under Drexler and Porter.

    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 05/22/2013 9:34 AM

    Wow some serious high hopes for JJ there. 

    @Cailin Isn't a little ironic that the Heat are on pace to win a second straight NBA title despite being the worst rebounding team statistically in the NBA this season.  

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. knorton181
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    Posted 05/22/2013 11:51 AM

    Of the teams in the conference-finals: Heat, Grizzlies, Spurs, Pacers

    Only two have a top tier Center (and Hibbert is very one-dimensional, so I'm not even sure if you can consider him a top tier). I'm not saying it doesn't help, I'm just saying it clearly isn't the determining factor in contending for a title. 

    Dwight and the Rockets have mutual interest. Trade for Asik if we want that "Defensive-minded" Center.
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  1. Nuno
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    Posted 05/22/2013 12:32 PM

    I had kind of a crazy idea.

    We want a Center, but we are also looking to get more young talent...

    So i had a crazy idea. Trade Batum+10th+Freeland to Washington, and in return we get Nene and 3rd pick, that would allow us to draft Otto Porter. or to Cleveland to get Varejão and 1th pick.

    Giving us a starting lineup: Lillard / Mathews / Porter / Aldridge / Nene

    And leaving us with enough money to get a strong bench.

  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/22/2013 12:43 PM

    Varejao is a horrible defender. He is an excellent rebounder and one of the best hustle guys, but his defence is terrible. Nene is great.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. Ricky
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    Posted 05/22/2013 12:56 PM

    I do not think Washington would make the trade proposed by Nuno.  But  it would be nice.  Stay away from Varejao. 
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  1. BDSF_94
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    Posted 05/22/2013 1:24 PM

    I think a Free Agency of picking up guys like Belinelli, Birdman, O'Neal, and signing Maynor's QO would be a success. Then hopefully have a nice draft.

  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/22/2013 1:46 PM

    Yah I am not sure the Wizards will be moving Nene, change him to Okafor and I bet they make that move.

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/22/2013 9:51 PM

    Because Okafor's contract is the stuff of dreams. Nightmares that is.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. Cailin Pietersen
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    Posted 05/23/2013 12:38 AM

    @Meese, it is quite ironic. They also just so happen to have the planets best player in Lebron James who leads them in rebounding with just over 8 a game. 


    But that's what separates them from the rest. Look at the Heat Bulls series. The team who won on the boards won games 1-4. Is that ironic? I think not. Defensive rebounds= STOPS!!! The less points we give up, the less pressure there is to score and dig ourselves out of 15 point holes.



    I am a fan of shouting Batuuuuuum-Shaka-Laka whenever Nic hits a 3!!!!!
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/23/2013 9:01 AM

    You do not need to be a great rebounding team, if your team is efficient (Miami near 50% shooting), gets to the foul line a lot (Miami), does not allow many offensive rebounds, forces turnovers (Miami), and does not give up a lot of easy points (Miami good FG% against and among league leaders in FT's allowed). 


    Portland needs a complete team rebuild, because we had a great rebounder in JJ last year but still as a team we were not good rebounders. So forgive me if I am not excited about trading for DeAndre Jordan, or signing Samuel Dalembert and Jermaine O'neal.

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/23/2013 10:07 AM

    Also we let opponents score at high percentages, so less rebounds for us.

    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 05/23/2013 10:13 AM

    Yah there is the not forcing turnovers and giving up over 47% shooting last year. Also not getting to the line as well.

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/23/2013 10:31 AM

    Also losing 7 games in a row, three separate times.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. Curvychloe
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    Posted 05/23/2013 11:24 AM

    yeah miami with lebron james is a good example. uhhhh not!
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  1. 小彥盧
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    Posted 05/25/2013 7:01 AM

    Why do we not give a chance to Greg Oden
  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/25/2013 7:14 AM

    Whole other thread for that 小彥盧. Did I say that right?

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. sug81
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    Posted 05/25/2013 11:15 AM

    I'm in Chinese and the character on the left looks like xiao, ehhhh I hope I'm right

    I am a fan of that GRIT & GRIND
  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/25/2013 12:11 PM

    You are in China, or you take Chinese as a second language?

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. 小彥盧
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    Posted 05/26/2013 4:03 AM

     it is not Chinese people are not important, the most important is that we are all fans of the Portland Trail Blazers,  we all hope that Portland Trail Blazers
    will be better(in fact,Portland Trail Blazers  has been a great team)

     
    Sorry my English is very poor, please forgive me

    I am a high school student

  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 05/26/2013 4:27 AM

    Nah man no one cares where you are from on this site. We just all love the Trailblazers. I was asking Sug81 about what he said.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. 小彥盧
    小彥盧
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    Posted 05/26/2013 4:28 AM

    it is not important that I am a Chinese.
    The most important is that we all hope that Portland Trail Blazers can become even better team.
    Sorry my English is poor, please forgive me.
    I am a high school student trying to learn English.


  1. 小彥盧
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    Posted 05/26/2013 4:32 AM

    yes

  1. Curvychloe
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    Posted 05/26/2013 8:30 AM

    Blazers have fans all over the world cause we have the sexiest uniform in sports
    I am a fan of Sexy Blondes at courtside
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