i understand batum is a player who has upside. but if he doesnt show that. "upside" under new coaching. is it still going to be nate's fault that he wasn't "utalized properly?"
personally batum is a typical euro player. soft. there are euro players out there that dont play soft. or soft on...
correct me if i'm wrong but... if the blazers do indeed match on batum... he isn't able to be traded until next FA period.
fairly sure if hes matched he will be a blazer until at least next year.
Posted By DHawes22 on 03/15/2012 9:40 AM
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you look at the ball pressure when the blazers got off to the fast start. it was in all of their games but the denver game. ball pressure is energy. i personally dont believe the blazers will find consistancy with the ball pressure until after the allstar break.
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matthews doesnt play well off the bench. remember last season?
if the blazers spot the spurs 8 points like they did to orlando. the spurs will shoot free and easy the rest of the game just like orlando did. hell any nba team would. lets not give up easy layups in the first 2 minutes of the game tonight.
i think it kind of depends on what you're expecting of batum.
very few players can change the way they play.
what do i mean by that?
i mean that batum is passive. he doesnt have that fire. the killer instinct.
ala darius miles or lebron james.
i think if...
remember billups didn't play in the new years game so they were missing some of their firepower. billups is older and he plays better at the start of halfs. dont let him get them off to an earily start and the blazers should be able to hold them down a good bit.
So last night I was waiting for the hawks/heat game to be over. 3 ot's seriously? -.-
Anyways, I know of a place that I watch my fav football team on. So I decided to see if by any chance it had the blazer vs laker game on.
I was surprised to see that it did.
soppose it should be.. who on the roster of the wing players... can create their own shot consistantly and get a decent look.. batum/wallace are forwards.