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Aug 05

Trailblazers starting 5 expectations?

By Siccolo Posted in: LaMarcusAldridge, NicolasBatum, WesleyMatthews
What kind of starts do you guys think our starting 5 will avg during 2012-2013 season??

Lillard, Matthews, Batum, LA, Freeland


Lillard ---16pts 5 ast, 3 reb

Matthews---14 pts, 1 ast, 3 reb

Batum---15 pts, 2 ast, 4 reb

LA---23 pts, 1 ast, 8 reb 1 ast

Freeland --7pts, 6reb, 2 ast

These are my hopes lol

8 Comments

  1. Lillard: 12 pts, 6 ast, 3 reb
    Matthews: 15 pts, 3 ast, 4 reb
    Batum: 16 pts, 3 ast, 5 reb
    Aldridge: 24 pts, 1 ast, 8 reb
    Freeland: 6 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast

    by Dexter on 8/6/2012 1:00 AM
  2. I agree w/ both of u ;) U both have very realistic #'s for every1.

    The sad part though is, IF Batum produces #'s like these above (which again, I believe either of the expectations above r very likely to happen), he is NOT living up to his contract. He NEEDS to AVERAGE @ LEAST 20ppg AND 6 rebs; IF he can't get #'s like these, he's gotta b traded around Jan.

    by Simpson on 8/6/2012 12:25 PM
  3. Yeah your right. If your getting paid 11.5 million a year, your expected 19-20 points a game. But If he is not producing that much and is barley getting 16 a game than he would definitely be on the trade block.

    The Question is who would take him then??

    Maybe teams like Toronto or Cleveland, teams looking to find a good wingman. We could gather draft picks and cap space. The thing is, the FA pool does not look that good next year.

    Hopefully we can steal a Thaddeus Young or Rudy Gay because there teams are trying to clear cap.

    Hopefully we wont be needing to talk about trades if Batum is producing enough .

    by Siccolo on 8/6/2012 3:42 PM
  4. Tor. or Cle. might play ball but I think Minny would still b interested; I think we can still con Kahn (Derrick Williams + draft picks & $ for Batum ;) Being able to get Pekovic AND Derrick Williams for Batum + $/picks would b my dream deal! :) Kkkkkkaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhnnnnnn!!!

    True that though Siccolo, I'm VERY MUCH hoping Batum can surprise the crap outta us & earn that coin he was given ;) IF that happens... THEN I'll b ALL about Nico! :)

    by Simpson on 8/6/2012 6:53 PM
  5. I think Batum will grab more rebounds. But if we do decide that this is a rebuilding season and end up giving more minutes to rookies, that may not be. I'm wondering whether this is a team that wants to be in the playoff right away and play the starters most of the time, or a team that focuses on young player development and give more minutes to the rookies and sophs. I really cannot wait for the season to start..

    by Choong Huh on 8/7/2012 1:06 AM
  6. LA will average at least 3 assists kicking it out to Lillard off of the double team.

    by DHawes22 on 8/7/2012 1:01 PM
  7. @ Dhawes22, I like that! I hadn't thought about that until now ;)

    by Simpson on 8/7/2012 1:35 PM
  8. O yeah hes gonna have Freeland, Batum, Lillard, and Matthews to kick it out to. Our starting 5 can put up huge numbers.

    by Siccolo on 8/8/2012 2:52 PM
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