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  1. Jared
    Posts: 59

    Posted 12/22/2009 11:37 PM

    Can't remember where I heard this but it was something like: 'Pendergraph just got his first NBA minutes and he could be starting tomorrow.' Of course it was mostly sarcastic, but what are the odds of JP starting at center in the near future? He's our biggest body and I think he has the best chance of defending some of the bigger centers in the league (I'm hoping he's much quicker than Jawon Howard). He can hit the midrange jumper which could hopefully open the paint a little bit. I'm too tired to write much more right now. Thoughts?
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 12/23/2009 12:03 AM

    Nah man, I was thinking the same thing. You see that dunk he crushed tonight? The guy is a maniac out there. It's also a sitch where Blazers don't wanna rush him into loggin' heavy minutes yet. Juwan has played some very steady ball for us. Howard will do fine as a starter, but if Pender starts heatin' up down the road, I'd say let him start.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. SithLord13
    Posts: 56

    Posted 12/23/2009 4:30 AM

    I like Cunningham and think he can do fine for us in the future, but after watching Pandergraph I'm sold on him being a solid player in a couple years. He'll definitely serious minutes and wouldn't be surprised if he makes a run at ROY. Of course he won't get it but having his name up there in the ballots is something we need. The only thing that can save this season is to end up having a couple starters or solid rotational players at least.
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  1. DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 12/23/2009 11:23 AM

    For some reason I thought he was 6'10" or 6'11" hear he is 6'9" is a little disheartening. I hope he plays bigger than his size indicates!
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  1. Jared
    Posts: 59

    Posted 12/23/2009 1:18 PM

    Let's hope he does! Until he shows he can't play bigger than 6'9" I'm gonna give him the benefit of the doubt and say he can (mostly to keep my sanity).
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  1. DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 12/23/2009 9:04 PM

    Wow, he does play much bigger than his size indicates. I was very impressed with his rebounding tonight and his box out technique. He showed nice hands around the basket and had a couple soft jumpers around the hoop. I hope he improves as the playing time will inevitably increase. I think we may have found a 2nd round steal!
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  1. Jared
    Posts: 59

    Posted 12/24/2009 12:41 AM

    I'm officially sold on Pendergraph after only 17 minutes of action. Loved the technical he got, he's not backing down from anyone. It's also great to see that he's willing and able to take a charge just like big Joel.
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  1. lisagaia
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    Posted 12/27/2009 11:08 AM

    MOST DEFINATELY!!!!  We need some muscle & beastiness like his!  I think by him not being intimidated sent the perfect msg out to our rivals! 

    I am a fan of ALL of our BLAZER BABES! NEVER LOSE FAITH!!!
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