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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Wed May 11, 2016 9:29 pm
  • Frickin' curry.

    Proud of the blazers though. Out manned at every position and they battled the whole series.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Wed May 11, 2016 9:34 pm
  • Blazers put up a great fight. Nothing to hang their head about. Curious to see what they do in the offseason.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Wed May 11, 2016 9:45 pm
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:Blazers put up a great fight. Nothing to hang their head about. Curious to see what they do in the offseason.


    They've got a ton of money to spend, just not possible to get big free agents to come to portland.

    I'm dreaming of Durant playing beside Lillard and mccullum, but of course there's 0 chance of that. Needs 3rd scorer and a big man.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Wed May 11, 2016 9:47 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:Frickin' curry.

    Proud of the blazers though. Out manned at every position and they battled the whole series.

    Curry is all that and more. Oh, you meant Stephen Curry? Take solace that you're spot on in every known definition of the word.

    I will never be a Blazer fan. Golden State and Stephen Curry are about the only reason to care about the NBA let alone waste time watching it.

    Unless Seattle gets a team back in the NBA, it's dead to me and millions of other former diehard basketball fans. I and others can only stomach a certain level of obvious corruption and backroom shenanigans before walking away.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Wed May 11, 2016 10:53 pm
  • MizzouHawkGal wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:Frickin' curry.

    Proud of the blazers though. Out manned at every position and they battled the whole series.

    Curry is all that and more. Oh, you meant Stephen Curry? Take solace that you're spot on in every known definition of the word.

    I will never be a Blazer fan. Golden State and Stephen Curry are about the only reason to care about the NBA let alone waste time watching it.

    Unless Seattle gets a team back in the NBA, it's dead to me and millions of other former diehard basketball fans. I and others can only stomach a certain level of obvious corruption and backroom shenanigans before walking away.


    You know you're not required to post in this thread, right?

    Everybody outside OKC knows Seattle got screwed. I don't begrudge any Sonics fan swearing off the NBA until they get their team back. But those of us who still have a rooting interest get tired of that being contributed to every discussion we try to have about our team.

    We get it. You don't like the Blazers. Not sure why you feel the need to post that once, let alone twice. Anything else to contribute to a discussion about the Portland Trail Blazers?
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Wed May 11, 2016 11:06 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:
    Hawk-Lock wrote:Blazers put up a great fight. Nothing to hang their head about. Curious to see what they do in the offseason.


    They've got a ton of money to spend, just not possible to get big free agents to come to portland.

    I'm dreaming of Durant playing beside Lillard and mccullum, but of course there's 0 chance of that. Needs 3rd scorer and a big man.


    Given their competitiveness in this series, I want to think this bodes well for the team's future. And maybe it does to a certain extent. But unlike past up-and-coming teams that arguably had most of the talent they needed already on the roster, this team's roster just doesn't feel like it's anywhere close to championship caliber. Unless one of the young guys unexpectedly develops into a superstar (someone like Meyers Leonard, who seemed to take a step back this season), they'll need to add at least one max-level player at the right position to realistically contend. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a clear way to do so, at least in the near future.

    That said, this team impressed me with their grit, especially against the Warriors. I'm very glad I bought League Pass at the beginning of the season and got to see almost all of their games. Well worth it.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Wed May 11, 2016 11:41 pm
  • Alexander wrote:
    MizzouHawkGal wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:Frickin' curry.

    Proud of the blazers though. Out manned at every position and they battled the whole series.

    Curry is all that and more. Oh, you meant Stephen Curry? Take solace that you're spot on in every known definition of the word.

    I will never be a Blazer fan. Golden State and Stephen Curry are about the only reason to care about the NBA let alone waste time watching it.

    Unless Seattle gets a team back in the NBA, it's dead to me and millions of other former diehard basketball fans. I and others can only stomach a certain level of obvious corruption and backroom shenanigans before walking away.


    You know you're not required to post in this thread, right?

    Everybody outside OKC knows Seattle got screwed. I don't begrudge any Sonics fan swearing off the NBA until they get their team back. But those of us who still have a rooting interest get tired of that being contributed to every discussion we try to have about our team.

    We get it. You don't like the Blazers. Not sure why you feel the need to post that once, let alone twice. Anything else to contribute to a discussion about the Portland Trail Blazers?

    Seriously? I'm shocked you actually asked. I thought I was crystal clear and completely civil about it, so deal with it.

    So you ask about the Trailblazers? Typical second tier team that beat a first tier team that was a shell of themselves because of devastating injuries to multiple first tier players. Need more? Other than Stephen Curry and Golden State just proved they're both fun to watch and historically great?

    Kind of reminds of a much better version of the Sonics before the team was purposely gutted so Stern and his band of merry band of twits could backstab not just Seattle but a whole geographic region. Sorry if I've offended your sensibilities. Hey live and learn.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Thu May 12, 2016 12:44 am
  • MizzouHawkGal wrote:Seriously? I'm shocked you actually asked. I thought I was crystal clear and completely civil about it, so deal with it.


    MizzouHawkGal wrote:Sorry if I've offended your sensibilities. Hey live and learn.


    Rest assured, by "sensibilities" are doing just fine.

    My issue is that people (not just you) have popped into the thread solely to say "NBA sucks because Sonics." I understand why people feel that way, but it's not relevant to a discussion about another team. If you refuse to follow the NBA, good for you, but if that's the case, it doesn't make sense to post in a thread about the Portland Trail Blazers. It's like going to a thread about the Sounders just to post "soccer sucks." Or going to an NFL forum to say you don't much care for football. Or going to a thread about a topic you don't care about and saying "this topic sucks." Sure, you can do it, but why derail other people's discussion?

    While I didn't expect the Blazers to do much this year, let alone get past the Warriors in the playoffs, I have been following them closely all season, and I take some measure of pride in the fight they've shown. These last few games have been intense, and now that it's all over, I like reading people's thoughts on the season as a whole and where the team goes from here. It's kind of like what we do for the Seahawks on the main forum. After a close game that ended the team's season, it's a little deflating to come to this thread and see you contribute nothing to the discussion beyond "I'll never be a Blazer fan." That's fine (most people aren't Blazers fans), but no one asked you to be one or expected you to be one, so saying it out of the blue like that is kind of weird, and a bit of a dick thing to do right after the team's season ended.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Thu May 12, 2016 7:02 am
  • It was a hell of a run and a lot of fun to watch, Portland pushed them harder than I expected. this will be an interesting off season.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Thu May 12, 2016 9:06 am
  • Portland really was in every game outside of Game 1. Very impressive effort on their part. Will be interesting to see what they do in the offseason to build around Lillard (arguably the most underrated player in the league) and McCollum some more.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Thu May 12, 2016 9:13 am
  • Hasselbeck wrote:Portland really was in every game outside of Game 1. Very impressive effort on their part. Will be interesting to see what they do in the offseason to build around Lillard (arguably the most underrated player in the league) and McCollum some more.


    I'd bet portland had the lead quite a bit more then gs did in the series, much of it by double digits. Unfortunately gs was much better in the clutch, confidence of a champion.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Thu May 12, 2016 10:01 am
  • JSeahawks wrote:
    Hasselbeck wrote:Portland really was in every game outside of Game 1. Very impressive effort on their part. Will be interesting to see what they do in the offseason to build around Lillard (arguably the most underrated player in the league) and McCollum some more.


    I'd bet portland had the lead quite a bit more then gs did in the series, much of it by double digits. Unfortunately gs was much better in the clutch, confidence of a champion.


    They had the halftime lead in every game but the first, twice by double digits. They had a fourth quarter lead in 2/5, and were down 1 and 2 points in two other games. The Warriors just know how to get it done in crunch time. The Blazers would succumb to bad habits while the Warriors would stay disciplined and ratchet up the intensity on defense.

    Part of me hopes they lay waste to the rest of the teams they face, so that the Blazers end up as the only team in the league who beat them more than once this season. They'd have to sweep San Antonio, since the Spurs beat them once in the regular season, but they could afford to drop a game to OKC and Cleveland.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Thu May 12, 2016 2:49 pm
  • MizzouHawkGal wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:Frickin' curry.

    Proud of the blazers though. Out manned at every position and they battled the whole series.

    Curry is all that and more. Oh, you meant Stephen Curry? Take solace that you're spot on in every known definition of the word.

    I will never be a Blazer fan. Golden State and Stephen Curry are about the only reason to care about the NBA let alone waste time watching it.

    Unless Seattle gets a team back in the NBA, it's dead to me and millions of other former diehard basketball fans. I and others can only stomach a certain level of obvious corruption and backroom shenanigans before walking away.



    Then I guess it's going to be dead to you forever then.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Fri May 13, 2016 7:01 am
  • Dr Mr Allen, Lets not be too patient, Whiteside........Durant.............go get em! This is what we fought for! The cap is awesome right now and primed for the taking. We had Rod Strickland and a host of other great free agent signings.....it can be done. Perhaps we dont need the quintescential megastar but bones on the defense and the next up and comer?

    Spend....spend....spend. Its now time!

    Whatever happened here with the Sonics and Stern burned the NBA. I have lived here since 07-was always a Blazer fan.
    I figure Stern just got hardcore bribed by the OKC ownership. That simple. Its a shame. Portland had a Cinderella season with all the right character and moves. Kudos to them.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Fri May 13, 2016 7:31 am
  • Atradees wrote:Dr Mr Allen, Lets not be too patient, Whiteside........Durant.............go get em! This is what we fought for! The cap is awesome right now and primed for the taking. We had Rod Strickland and a host of other great free agent signings.....it can be done. Perhaps we dont need the quintescential megastar but bones on the defense and the next up and comer?


    Have a very hard time seeing Portland even getting a visit from Whiteside or Durant, much less luring them over to sign.

    The Blazers have pieces in place to start building a really nice team, but you're not about to lure an elite FA up there. Sorry just isn't happening.

    I can see the Blazers adding a couple of second-tier guys (Noah, Gasol, maybe they take a risk on a Dwight Howard) and doing some nice work in the draft to get to that point though. They just have to be patient about it.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Fri May 13, 2016 8:49 pm
  • Bob Whitsett did it. We can wheel and deal. This FO is much more competant.

    This shoe capitol of the world. Come get your Nike deal MoFos!!!

    (I know-forever the optimist!)
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Sat May 14, 2016 9:11 am
  • Put down the marijuana pipe, the Blazers aren't getting Durant. Whiteside isn't out of the question, it's not like he is some bonafide superstar. I think one name I'd keep an eye out for with Portland would be either Al Horford or Dwight Howard.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Sat May 14, 2016 1:20 pm
  • Dwight is not a candidate I would be grateful about............He wouldn't seem to fit the team chemistry or Overacheiver like identity.

    I would rather have DeMarcus Cousins. He and Lilliard supposedly have some type of friendship.

    Labron James likes Terry Stotts and Damon as well in recent statements.

    I would rather just keep developing who we have than max a deal for Dwight.

    I just hope some Pat Riley led team doesnt put three big free agents on one team and call it a championship.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Sat May 14, 2016 4:18 pm
  • Atradees wrote:Dwight is not a candidate I would be grateful about............He wouldn't seem to fit the team chemistry or Overacheiver like identity.

    I would rather have DeMarcus Cousins. He and Lilliard supposedly have some type of friendship.

    Labron James likes Terry Stotts and Damon as well in recent statements.

    I would rather just keep developing who we have than max a deal for Dwight.

    I just hope some Pat Riley led team doesnt put three big free agents on one team and call it a championship.


    First Durant, now LeBron (It's not Labron btw)

    How delusional are you? This isn't NBA 2K. Actually even on NBA 2K they'd laugh at the notion of playing in Portland.

    And you don't have the assets to trade for Cousins.

    You're not getting Kevin Durant. You're not getting LeBron James. And hell.. just to beat you to the punch.. you're not getting Steph Curry when he becomes a FA in 2017. The Blazers have a better chance that Greg Oden and Brandon Roy's knees heal over the summer and they come back to Portland.. than they do of signing KD or LeBron
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Sat May 14, 2016 8:50 pm
  • Please NO Dwight Howard! Cousins tho, that would work for me.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Sun May 15, 2016 8:22 am
  • Atradees wrote:You may check my spelling if you like.

    ANYWAYZ....back to basketball......

    We have had nice free agents before.

    Were they all second tier?

    Kenny Anderson
    Steve Smith
    Scottie Pippen
    Rod Strickland
    (I wont list CTC Sheed)
    Gerald Wallace (he was so disappointing)
    Shawn Kemp
    Brian Grant
    Buck Williams (awesome)
    Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    Wesley Matthews
    Andre Miller
    Jamal Crawford
    Nicolas Batum


    Yeah actually EVERY SINGLE ONE of these guys were 2nd-3rd tier FA's :lol: :lol: :lol:

    You guys got Pippen in the last stage of his career.. not like he took off to Portland after MJ retired the first time.

    But to be perfectly honest, if we're following the Warriors model of how their roster is built.. you already have a superstar on your team (Lillard). You already have his very good complement (McCollum). You have the nice defensive big man who is a monster on the glass (Plumlee). The Blazers have pieces in place. They need these 2nd-3rd tier guys to complement the superstar player.

    The Warriors won 73 games with a deep roster that has no weaknesses and flows so perfectly through their superstar (Steph) and the excellent secondary guys (Klay, Green, Barnes, Bogut, Ezeli, etc).

    That's what Portland should be gunning for.. because I'm sorry unless you have an absolutely miserable year and luck yourselves into the next LeBron .. marquee FA's aren't chomping at the bit to play in Portland. It's the same problem 90% of the NBA faces.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Sun May 15, 2016 9:30 am
  • Atradees wrote:You may check my spelling if you like.

    ANYWAYZ....back to basketball......

    We have had nice free agents before.

    Were they all second tier?

    Kenny Anderson
    Steve Smith
    Scottie Pippen
    Rod Strickland
    (I wont list CTC Sheed)
    Gerald Wallace (he was so disappointing)
    Shawn Kemp
    Brian Grant
    Buck Williams (awesome)
    Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    Wesley Matthews
    Andre Miller
    Jamal Crawford
    Nicolas Batum



    Like Hasselbeck said, non of those guys were stars when we got them.

    Steve Smith, Scottie Pippen, Rasheed Wallace, Gerald Wallace, Shawn Kemp, Buck Williams, Shareef Abdur Raheem, and Nicolas BAtum werent even free agents. They were all traded for.

    I actually think we have the tinyest of tiny chances with Durant. He seemed to really like Portland going thru the draft process (of course that all could have been in an attempt to become the #1 pick), but he seemed sincere about it. But even with that, i'd put it at about 0.5% chance he comes to Portland, and thats just the optimist in me.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Sun May 15, 2016 9:30 am
  • Yeah all those guys you listed Atradees are 2nd or 3rd tier FA's. While Pippen and Kemp have flashy names, at that point in their career they were over the hill. KD and LeBron would never go to Portland. KD will either stay in OKC, or go to Washington, Boston or SA (if they can clear enough cap for him).

    I got a feeling Portland lands Horford. It would be a nice pickup.

    On a side note, congrats to Mr Sonic, Nate McMillain, looks like he will get hired as the new Pacers head coach.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Sun May 15, 2016 9:31 am
  • hawksfansinceday1 wrote:Please NO Dwight Howard! Cousins tho, that would work for me.


    Cousins is a coach killer and a cancer, hell no.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Sun May 15, 2016 9:40 am
  • CPHawk wrote:
    hawksfansinceday1 wrote:Please NO Dwight Howard! Cousins tho, that would work for me.


    Cousins is a coach killer and a cancer, hell no.


    Cousins just needs the right coach, but he is arguably a top 5 NBA talent. He doesn't even really have to try and he can get you 25 points and 15 rebounds. Dwight on the other hand seems like a lost cause, but there will be a few NBA teams willing to pay him max money.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Mon May 16, 2016 7:33 am
  • I know....I know......looking back at my list though. All those guys are better than the talent on the roster save 2 of them.

    Sigh, I miss the Drexler era. I think can find some Buck Williams types that would be great.

    As it is we have a hand full of guards.

    Shawn Kemp........I think he actually gave the club 25 million or so back?

    So, I think Cousins would want to play in Portland. Do we have any method of constructing any kind of trade?

    I dont see the ammo.

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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Mon May 16, 2016 9:28 am
  • Atradees wrote:So, I think Cousins would want to play in Portland. Do we have any method of constructing any kind of trade?

    I dont see the ammo.


    Yeah.. you don't have it. The Kings are going to ask for a (no pun intended) kings ransom. And if he ever hit FA, can't see him picking Portland over other suitors.

    Horford would be a nice signing if you pull it off, but Boston has quietly been recruiting him since the deadline.

    Hawk-Lock wrote:Yeah all those guys you listed Atradees are 2nd or 3rd tier FA's. While Pippen and Kemp have flashy names, at that point in their career they were over the hill. KD and LeBron would never go to Portland. KD will either stay in OKC, or go to Washington, Boston or SA (if they can clear enough cap for him).


    If LeBron leaves Cleveland again its career suicide. So I just can't see that happening. The first exodus out of Cleveland made sense.. a second one, that would really leave a black mark on his legacy.

    As far as KD. May sound crazy, but I really think its going to come down to OKC and Golden State. And depending how the WCF goes.. that could push him one way or the other. The Warriors just have to move a couple pieces and agree to give up all rights to Harrison Barnes in FA this year and they'd have room to give KD a max deal.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Mon May 16, 2016 10:03 am
  • Hasselbeck wrote:
    Atradees wrote:So, I think Cousins would want to play in Portland. Do we have any method of constructing any kind of trade?

    I dont see the ammo.


    Yeah.. you don't have it. The Kings are going to ask for a (no pun intended) kings ransom. And if he ever hit FA, can't see him picking Portland over other suitors.


    I imagine they'd have to give up CJ or Lillard to even start the conversation. I could see them doing Cousins for Lillard straight up, but if you're Portland you can't do it, and I'm not sure why Sacramento would do it unless they really just can't stand Cousins and they want to rebuild with a different superstar. If you could get them to bite for just CJ, you'd definitely do it, but they'd probably also want multiple draft picks. Which unfortunately we don't have.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Mon May 16, 2016 12:55 pm
  • Hasselbeck wrote:
    Atradees wrote:So, I think Cousins would want to play in Portland. Do we have any method of constructing any kind of trade?

    I dont see the ammo.


    Yeah.. you don't have it. The Kings are going to ask for a (no pun intended) kings ransom. And if he ever hit FA, can't see him picking Portland over other suitors.

    Horford would be a nice signing if you pull it off, but Boston has quietly been recruiting him since the deadline.

    Hawk-Lock wrote:Yeah all those guys you listed Atradees are 2nd or 3rd tier FA's. While Pippen and Kemp have flashy names, at that point in their career they were over the hill. KD and LeBron would never go to Portland. KD will either stay in OKC, or go to Washington, Boston or SA (if they can clear enough cap for him).


    If LeBron leaves Cleveland again its career suicide. So I just can't see that happening. The first exodus out of Cleveland made sense.. a second one, that would really leave a black mark on his legacy.

    As far as KD. May sound crazy, but I really think its going to come down to OKC and Golden State. And depending how the WCF goes.. that could push him one way or the other. The Warriors just have to move a couple pieces and agree to give up all rights to Harrison Barnes in FA this year and they'd have room to give KD a max deal.


    Yeah LeBron isn't leaving Cleveland, that would be career suicide.

    Yeah I've heard GS could make a push for Durant too. Sounds like all they have to do is make a couple of moves. Unless OKC finds a way to get past GS in the WCF series, I think Durant bolts OKC like Aldridge did last year. I get the feeling he ends up in either GS or SA. Can't see him leaving OKC for another average team like Boston or even his hometown Wizards. If he is leaving OKC, it is to win a championship.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Mon May 16, 2016 5:52 pm
  • Stotts got an additional three years at 5 million per.

    I liked how he went with the hot hand and appeared mostly to use a regular rotation. That really cant be underplayed.

    Surprising really that some NBA coaches cant figure that out.

    Old Blazers coaches:

    Nate McMillan

    Rick Adelman

    P. J. Carlesimo

    Mike Dunleavy

    Maurice Cheeks

    Sometimes Rick was frustrating beyond a doubt. To his credit the bench players were awful. He would sub the whole bench at once.

    Nate McMillan err..........maybe he was still learning.

    P. J. Carlesimo actually had some misfits winning games. (Met PJ at Psycho Safeway! He was fun (Jefferson St))

    Mike Dunleavy was pretty good.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Mon May 16, 2016 7:11 pm
  • Atradees wrote:Stotts got an additional three years at 5 million per.

    I liked how he went with the hot hand and appeared mostly to use a regular rotation. That really cant be underplayed.

    Surprising really that some NBA coaches cant figure that out.

    Old Blazers coaches:

    Nate McMillan

    Rick Adelman

    P. J. Carlesimo

    Mike Dunleavy

    Maurice Cheeks

    Sometimes Rick was frustrating beyond a doubt. To his credit the bench players were awful. He would sub the whole bench at once.

    Nate McMillan err..........maybe he was still learning.

    P. J. Carlesimo actually had some misfits winning games. (Met PJ at Psycho Safeway! He was fun (Jefferson St))

    Mike Dunleavy was pretty good.


    I liked adelman a lot. Mo cheeks was terrible, the players just ran right over him. McMillan was the perfect guy to get us out if the jail blazers era, and he was the perfect guy to teach Roy and Aldridge how to become pro's, but he was a terrible in game coach.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Tue May 17, 2016 9:09 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:
    Atradees wrote:Stotts got an additional three years at 5 million per.

    I liked how he went with the hot hand and appeared mostly to use a regular rotation. That really cant be underplayed.

    Surprising really that some NBA coaches cant figure that out.

    Old Blazers coaches:

    Nate McMillan

    Rick Adelman

    P. J. Carlesimo

    Mike Dunleavy

    Maurice Cheeks

    Sometimes Rick was frustrating beyond a doubt. To his credit the bench players were awful. He would sub the whole bench at once.

    Nate McMillan err..........maybe he was still learning.

    P. J. Carlesimo actually had some misfits winning games. (Met PJ at Psycho Safeway! He was fun (Jefferson St))

    Mike Dunleavy was pretty good.


    I liked adelman a lot. Mo cheeks was terrible, the players just ran right over him. McMillan was the perfect guy to get us out if the jail blazers era, and he was the perfect guy to teach Roy and Aldridge how to become pro's, but he was a terrible in game coach.


    Whatever he taught Aldridge, it had nothing to do with being a leader and making clutch plays.
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Re: The Portland Trailblazers
Wed May 18, 2016 6:12 am
  • I liked adelman a lot. Mo cheeks was terrible, the players just ran right over him. McMillan was the perfect guy to get us out if the jail blazers era, and he was the perfect guy to teach Roy and Aldridge how to become pro's, but he was a terrible in game coach.


    I concur......it was a difficult era. Lary Bird said they hired Nate because he was "oldschool". He did preach a strong defense and was discipline oriented. I am sure "that" crew hated every minute of it.

    Aldridge........a seven footer with a turn around fade-away jump shot? Just weird I tell you.
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