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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/14/2013 4:08 PM

    Barring a nice comeback in Denver, Portland has done a credit job finishing this season. With wins today by Philadelphia and Toronto we have a legitimate chance of claiming the #10 pick in the draft. At #10 Portland should be able to select Shabazz Muhammad or Victor Oladipo. Either player would be a very nice asset to add to this team or at very least would represent significantly more trade value than CJ McCollum or Kelly Olynyk. 


    Toronto needs wins versus the Hawks and Celtics

    Philly needs a win versus the Pistons or Pacers

    With those wins we take the tie breakers out of the equation and Portland gets the #10 pick and more chances to win the draft lottery. 


    So lets all cross our fingers and hope for some good results and do not forget to thank the foresight of Neil Olshey not getting us a bench that got us to this enviable situation.

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. BLASER
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    Posted 04/14/2013 4:19 PM

    this was the best thing we could hope for since were a small market team with no chance to grab that superstar player in free agency 

    I am a fan of defensive man beasts
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 04/14/2013 5:15 PM


    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. Siccolo
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    Posted 04/14/2013 6:16 PM

    Sweet I didnt think we can get a better pick than 12 !! If we get the 10th pick that would be beasssst

    I am a fan of This Quote "One Love. One Heart. One Human race."
  1. billyamick47
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    Posted 04/14/2013 8:38 PM

    That is an awesome photo

  1. Nuno
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    Posted 04/15/2013 11:08 AM

    yesterday i could notice that we were tanking...

    1 reason alone... Babbit was playing... and trowing rock at the rim...

  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/17/2013 10:47 PM

    They said it could not be done but 13 straight losses got us to what will likely be the #10 pick congrats guys

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. knorton181
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    Posted 04/17/2013 11:49 PM

    Exactly Nuno. Hit it on the head. Babbitt has been playing worse and worse the more he is in. Yet his minutes rise?

    I think they tanked it after probly 3 losses in a row, or it could just be coincidence. But I think they didn't want to make it obvious to the fans by outright saying it. But look at this game, we had the game at 3 points and Aldridge doesn't go in?

    C'mon now, if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck.
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 04/18/2013 2:52 PM

    Thats because Stotts is a genius.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/18/2013 3:04 PM

    People staying in school are running what would have been a solid draft, Screw you Michigan and Oklahoma State.

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
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