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Re: Trade Idea: Swapping back courts with Portland
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2020, 01:13:59 AM »

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wouldn't do it.  I think Jaylen will end up the best player of the 4 when it's all send and done.  only reason I'd think about it is if Kemba's knee is toast.
Wow. Dame will likely end up as the best Blazer of all time, and you think JB will be better than him?

Re: Trade Idea: Swapping back courts with Portland
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2020, 04:41:26 AM »

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Blazers would counter offer Lillard and CJ for Tatum and Walker.

Re: Trade Idea: Swapping back courts with Portland
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2020, 05:26:40 AM »

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Blazers would counter offer Lillard and CJ for Tatum and Walker.
We would counter by hanging up the phone after falling off the chair laughing.
Rockets PG: Westbrook, Rivers, Clemons SG: Harden, Gordon, McLemore
SF: House, Carroll, Caboclo PF: Covington, Green, Williams
C: Tucker, Hartenstein, Bender
Warriors PG: Curry, Jackson, Bowman SG: Thompson, Lee, Poole
SF: Wiggins, Okoro, Anderson PF: Green, Paschall, MKG
C: Looney, Chriss, Smiley

Re: Trade Idea: Swapping back courts with Portland
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2020, 08:16:55 AM »

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Blazers would counter offer Lillard and CJ for Tatum and Walker.
We would counter by hanging up the phone after falling off the chair laughing.
Why is that laughable? Kemba may be damaged goods and Tatum doesn't have the track record of carrying a team that Lillard has. C's can still play Brown at SF. Also DA would keep his beloved draft picks and can dump a few filler contracts clearing roster space. It's not terrible.

Re: Trade Idea: Swapping back courts with Portland
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2020, 09:59:02 AM »

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Blazers would counter offer Lillard and CJ for Tatum and Walker.
We would counter by hanging up the phone after falling off the chair laughing.
Why is that laughable? Kemba may be damaged goods and Tatum doesn't have the track record of carrying a team that Lillard has. C's can still play Brown at SF. Also DA would keep his beloved draft picks and can dump a few filler contracts clearing roster space. It's not terrible.
Teams don't trade an All-Star point guard in the first year of a four year max we offered to him in open free agency last offseason because he might be damaged goods, and neither do they trade a 21 year old All-Star calibre wing alongside said point guard for an All-NBA point guard with a contract that might become a poison pill down the line + a combo guard who's not going to improve and is massively overrated by his past accolades. It's absolutely horrendous when Lillard only really meets the bare minimum for "a guy who can carry a championship squad".
Rockets PG: Westbrook, Rivers, Clemons SG: Harden, Gordon, McLemore
SF: House, Carroll, Caboclo PF: Covington, Green, Williams
C: Tucker, Hartenstein, Bender
Warriors PG: Curry, Jackson, Bowman SG: Thompson, Lee, Poole
SF: Wiggins, Okoro, Anderson PF: Green, Paschall, MKG
C: Looney, Chriss, Smiley

Re: Trade Idea: Swapping back courts with Portland
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2020, 10:09:05 AM »

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Blazers would counter offer Lillard and CJ for Tatum and Walker.
We would counter by hanging up the phone after falling off the chair laughing.
Why is that laughable? Kemba may be damaged goods and Tatum doesn't have the track record of carrying a team that Lillard has. C's can still play Brown at SF. Also DA would keep his beloved draft picks and can dump a few filler contracts clearing roster space. It's not terrible.
Teams don't trade an All-Star point guard in the first year of a four year max we offered to him in open free agency last offseason because he might be damaged goods, and neither do they trade a 21 year old All-Star calibre wing alongside said point guard for an All-NBA point guard with a contract that might become a poison pill down the line + a combo guard who's not going to improve and is massively overrated by his past accolades. It's absolutely horrendous when Lillard only really meets the bare minimum for "a guy who can carry a championship squad".
That minimum is still better than what Tatum or Walker are. Also if Walker is damaged his contract is a lot worse.

Re: Trade Idea: Swapping back courts with Portland
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2020, 10:44:55 AM »

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Blazers would counter offer Lillard and CJ for Tatum and Walker.
We would counter by hanging up the phone after falling off the chair laughing.
Why is that laughable? Kemba may be damaged goods and Tatum doesn't have the track record of carrying a team that Lillard has. C's can still play Brown at SF. Also DA would keep his beloved draft picks and can dump a few filler contracts clearing roster space. It's not terrible.
Teams don't trade an All-Star point guard in the first year of a four year max we offered to him in open free agency last offseason because he might be damaged goods, and neither do they trade a 21 year old All-Star calibre wing alongside said point guard for an All-NBA point guard with a contract that might become a poison pill down the line + a combo guard who's not going to improve and is massively overrated by his past accolades. It's absolutely horrendous when Lillard only really meets the bare minimum for "a guy who can carry a championship squad".
That minimum is still better than what Tatum or Walker are. Also if Walker is damaged his contract is a lot worse.
It's still not worth trading Tatum and Walker for him and McCollum. And Walker being damaged goods would make that deal a bit fairer imo.
Rockets PG: Westbrook, Rivers, Clemons SG: Harden, Gordon, McLemore
SF: House, Carroll, Caboclo PF: Covington, Green, Williams
C: Tucker, Hartenstein, Bender
Warriors PG: Curry, Jackson, Bowman SG: Thompson, Lee, Poole
SF: Wiggins, Okoro, Anderson PF: Green, Paschall, MKG
C: Looney, Chriss, Smiley

Re: Trade Idea: Swapping back courts with Portland
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2020, 11:16:37 AM »

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It is very tempting, and we might be better off in the short term for the next 2 or 3 years.

However, with Brown age 23, CJ 28, Dame 30, and Walker 30 Brown will most likely be the best player of the bunch in 2 or 3 years.  Then you have Brown and Tatum through their mid 20s and hopefully into their 30s offering a bigger window to being contenders.

A second deal CJ for Adams deal is nice, but wings are more important than bigs (just look at the Warriors of years past), and I like our current bigs just fine, or if we want to tweak the bigs we can use future mid level exceptions on Baynes types.

Maybe at some point in the future you can consider looking to move Hayward (hopefully re-signs) and/or Walker for younger pieces but Iím in no rush to do so anytime soon.

I really like this group right now.

Re: Trade Idea: Swapping back courts with Portland
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2020, 06:09:41 PM »

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wouldn't do it.  I think Jaylen will end up the best player of the 4 when it's all send and done.  only reason I'd think about it is if Kemba's knee is toast.
Wow. Dame will likely end up as the best Blazer of all time, and you think JB will be better than him?
I'm an optimist    ;D

Lillard is a certified all-star to be sure but I really think JB has the potential to be a perennial all-star by next year and he's shown he can produce in the playoffs already.  it'd take more than Lillard to get me interested in trading him as good as Lillard is.