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Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« on: April 10, 2019, 09:49:24 AM »

Offline Smartacus

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By some miracle the Kings pick has gone from looking like somewhere around 16-18 to falling all the way to tied for 12'th.

The 12th pick is no joke. This may not be the strongest draft but the 12th range has historically been a place where quality talent tends to slip and is definitely a more attractive trade asset than the stigma of "end of the lottery".

The Kings are tied with the Heat and the Hornets both of whom are playing the currently tied and overachieving 6th seed Nets and 7th seeds Magic respectively tonight. Both the Nets and Magic will be out for blood as they attempt to shore up their playoff position leaving the Heat and Hornets most likely locked in to their tank position (Although Charlotte has won 4 strait)

As for the Kings, they face a Portland team currently sitting at 1 game behind the Rockets for the 3rd seed and who -if I am reading the standings correctly- own the tie breaker. Portland should in theory want that last bump in the playoff race and be out for blood tonight.

The way I see it the potential difference between 3 draft slots lies in the hands of our old pal Evan Turner and the Blazers. Here we go Portland!

Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 10:07:01 AM »

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By some miracle the Kings pick has gone from looking like somewhere around 16-18 to falling all the way to tied for 12'th.

The 12th pick is no joke. This may not be the strongest draft but the 12th range has historically been a place where quality talent tends to slip and is definitely a more attractive trade asset than the stigma of "end of the lottery".

The Kings are tied with the Heat and the Hornets both of whom are playing the currently tied and overachieving 6th seed Nets and 7th seeds Magic respectively tonight. Both the Nets and Magic will be out for blood as they attempt to shore up their playoff position leaving the Heat and Hornets most likely locked in to their tank position (Although Charlotte has won 4 strait)

As for the Kings, they face a Portland team currently sitting at 1 game behind the Rockets for the 3rd seed and who -if I am reading the standings correctly- own the tie breaker. Portland should in theory want that last bump in the playoff race and be out for blood tonight.

The way I see it the potential difference between 3 draft slots lies in the hands of our old pal Evan Turner and the Blazers. Here we go Portland!

Go Portland!  Go Golden State!  Go OKC and San Antonio!  Go Charlotte and Miami!  So much in play tonight, it's crazy.
Give us this pick, Almighty Red
And forgive us our tanking
As we forgive those who tanked against us
And lead us not into the lottery
But deliver us from losing

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Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 11:43:29 AM »

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Having the ninth pick in the draft plus three others would be pretty cool.

Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 11:52:10 AM »

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With the exception of 2 games a year I'm never not a Portland fan.


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like that is always lethal." - Evan 'The God' Turner

Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 01:45:36 PM »

Offline Smartacus

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With the exception of 2 games a year I'm never not a Portland fan.

Agreed, I've been viewing them as Celtics west for years now. Great basketball city.

Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 01:51:43 PM »

Offline rondofan1255

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tonight, then the coin flips soon, then the long wait until the lottery

wooooooooooooooooooo

Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 01:52:15 PM »

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Want to see that Kings pick climb

Conversely, I want no one to drop more than I want the Knicks to drop.

My dream Draft scenario - Atlanta 1st, Phoenix 2nd, Boston 3rd, Dallas 4th, NYK 5th

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Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 01:55:34 PM »

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Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are both OUT due to "load management" for tonight's regular season finale vs. Kings

Evan Turner we need you more than ever.

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Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 02:02:17 PM »

Offline rondofan1255

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https://twitter.com/CHold/status/1116035999040069632

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Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are both OUT due to "load management" for tonight's regular season finale vs. Kings

Evan Turner we need you more than ever.

Wow, guess they're okay with the #4 seed

Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 02:14:49 PM »

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I'm always rooting for the Blazers if they aren't playing against the Celts.
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Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 02:41:20 PM »

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Want to see that Kings pick climb

Conversely, I want no one to drop more than I want the Knicks to drop.

My dream Draft scenario - Atlanta 1st, Phoenix 2nd, Boston 3rd, Dallas 4th, NYK 5th

Just wondering, why isn't the Celtics 2nd your dream scenario?

Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2019, 02:43:13 PM »

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Tonight.....I am eating chicken.

Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2019, 02:45:36 PM »

Offline Silky

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Want to see that Kings pick climb

Conversely, I want no one to drop more than I want the Knicks to drop.

My dream Draft scenario - Atlanta 1st, Phoenix 2nd, Boston 3rd, Dallas 4th, NYK 5th

Just wondering, why isn't the Celtics 2nd your dream scenario?

Cause I really want irving and davis and If picking Morant...well I cannot see trading him....so its just a can of worms
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G-Hill, Bledsoe, Matthews, Snell, DiVincenzo, Connaughton, Brown F-Greek, Middleton, Illyasova, Smith, Maker, Spalding, Wood C- Lopez,

Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2019, 02:52:23 PM »

Offline celts55

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Want to see that Kings pick climb

Conversely, I want no one to drop more than I want the Knicks to drop.

My dream Draft scenario - Atlanta 1st, Phoenix 2nd, Boston 3rd, Dallas 4th, NYK 5th

Just wondering, why isn't the Celtics 2nd your dream scenario?

Cause I really want irving and davis and If picking Morant...well I cannot see trading him....so its just a can of worms

Got ya. But wouldn't 2nd be of more value in trade for AD? Maybe you don't have to add Tatum? Brown instead. Also, if AD goes somewhere else, you get Morant, who along with Zion are on on their own level as far as I can tell.

Re: Tonight we are all Portland Fans
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2019, 03:05:06 PM »

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Wouldn't it be smart for Portland to rest their key players for the playoffs. I don't see them winning.

 

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