Blazers need to check ego's at the door
You are not authorized to post a reply.
  1. tonyspdx
    Posts: 25

    Posted 03/13/2012 4:00 PM

    The best starting lineup for the blazers is.






    First guy off the bench

    Wallace at SF\PF

    Its hard to bench a 10mill guy, but the balance of the starters is off.  The bench needs to be anchored by a vetran defensive scorer (wallace) supplimented by a SG (crawford) and a PG that doesnt need to score (Smith).  Crawfod needs to evolve his game into a standup jump shooter.  He's not that quick and doesnt finish around the basket very well, but he can nock down any jumper if he gets his feet under him. The bench needs to be short, even if you play back to back games.  This long bench, play alot of guys thing only works of you have a deep bench.  We have guys (babbit, Johnson) that just cant get it together, some reason they cant grasp ofensive/defensive rotation. 

    The only guys that bring it every night are Aldridge and C Smith. Craig Smith the best bech player we have and he doesnt get a solid rotation spot.

  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 03/14/2012 5:41 AM

    Matthews couldn't hit a Star Destroyer with a Lightsaber. Why you think Batum took his starting spot?
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. tonyspdx
    Posts: 25

    Posted 03/14/2012 8:50 AM

    So, if you put Mathews on the bench, you effectively decrease the scoring of the second unit.  Balance and a rotation that is solid.
  1. uprised
    Posts: 136

    Posted 03/14/2012 9:53 AM

    Nobody can score.  The Blazers bench it outscoring the starters lately.  Putting the two worst players on the team back in the starting lineup and benching Wallace does absolutely nothing for this team.  Particularly when GW's shooting percentage, rebounding, defense, and effort is better than Batum.  The Blazers are losing because they are getting destroyed in the first half and having to fight back from double digit deficits every single night.  Putting in an inferior starting lineup and benching a guy who is clearly a better player does nothing to help that situation.
    I am a fan of winning
  1. BDawg
    Posts: 1593

    Posted 03/15/2012 6:25 AM

    DHawes shared a report from Chad Ford yesterday on the trade thread where Ford alleged that a mutiny had quietly been orchestrated by Crawford and Felton after getting chewed out following a film session.  Should there be any truth to this, and recent efforts suggest there is, this news goes a LONG ways in helping us make sense of what is happening.  I'm old school, and given absolute power and/or control in Nate's position, I would sit all malcontents no matter WHO they are.  Remember though, the players in this league have that absolute power (see Mike Brown, D'Antoni, etc).  Very unfortunate and why I would have rather not had a season, in favor of a complete league restructure.  The integrity of this great game has suffered enough.  Nowhere else in our society do you get paid to do a job, whether you decide to do that job or not.  Ridiculous.
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. tonyspdx
    Posts: 25

    Posted 03/19/2012 4:06 PM

    since the trade

    Mathews average 15 and shooting better than 50% as a starter

    Nolan Smith average 12 and shooting better than 50%

    Felton averaging 17 and 6 and shooting better than 50%

    Jamal Still needs to take smarter shots.

    Its not rocket science.  To get balanced scoring you have to have balanced ego's

  1. Blazer247
    Posts: 591

    Posted 03/20/2012 11:48 AM

    BDawg- "Nowhere else in our society do you get paid to do a job, whether you decide to do that job or not"

            ...Other than athletes, the only examples I can think of where your production or results has no influence on your profit or benefits from the job are for politicians, lobbyists, and lawyers. Of course, all 3 of those are arguably some of the most corrupt job fields in the country, and they probably average an even LARGER paycheck than professional athletes.
    I am a fan of BLAZER BASKETBALL. Not drafts, not business, not trades, not David Stern. Just BLAZER BASKETBALL.
- Hide

    Recent Discussions

  1. summer moves and upcoming draft

    Started by Ricky on 05/19/14 at 12:19 PM

    Paul Allen said how do we get better?  I see no activity in the draft with no draft picks.  The trade possibilities are limited because of the value of our bench players.  We have no cap space.  So I think the improvement of our b...
  2. RipCity Movie!

    Started by Andrew Linares on 05/15/14 at 7:30 PM

    San Antonio game 2

    Started by buffielea on 05/05/14 at 2:02 PM

    Going to game 2 in SA and looking to see if any one else is?  Trying to find where the best seats for BLAZER fans are?
  3. tOfficial 2014 Trailblazer playoff Thread

    Started by Nate Caraway on 04/20/14 at 6:17 AM

    First Game starts tonight. Houston is a tough first round opponent and they play exceptionally well at home. If we can steal a game or two at their place, I feel like we have extremely good chances. 

    P.S. Would anybody happen to have a...

  4. Blazers quiz

    Started by cm_flippin on 04/02/14 at 10:49 PM

    There are many questions and you don''t have to register, you can continue as a guest. Didn''t know about Sporcle though, thanks.

  5. Free Agency 2014 + Aldridge's Comments

    Started by NickPitherUK on 02/18/14 at 6:57 AM

    We won''t have the cap space to sign any of those guys
  6. What happened

    Started by benh7777 on 02/12/14 at 10:22 PM


    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...

  7. 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...

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  ... 
Active Forums 4.1
The latest from
david peizner joined group Season Ticket Holders / AySee Emm updated their fan statement / rrow0225 uploaded new photo / Ricky created new forum topic summer moves and upcoming draft / cm_flippin commented on Blazers quiz / NickPitherUK updated their scrapbook / Qualab and RipCityRevival are friends now / daddy updated their Starting 5 / MJB uploaded new video /