re49gb_2gho32fp wrote:Por gets the most fundamentally sound healthy lowpost player in the game for a short term window and some nice assets.
Lol I didn't even catch this at first
If Gasol is "better" and has more moves than Aldridge...how about LA keeps him for themselves? Portland clearly has no interest in "improving" their roster.
This re49gb guy is absolutely bonkers. I'm thinking he's got some weird fetish for euro players. This is the same guy who has made MULTIPLE posts declaring that the Blazers made a HUGE mistake drafting Damian Lillard and should have instead drafted some guy named Bo McCaleb or someone named Machado (neither of which were drafted btw).
Here are just a few of his actual, non-edited (outside of bolds to make the points stand out) quotes from the Blazers board on the matter.....
re49gb_2gho32fp wrote:The only pg i would consider is Machado, in the second round.
Lillard screams scrub.
re49gb_2gho32fp wrote:Ponder this. Given that this organization has had an extensive scouting record overseas, it seems quite a bit strange that the blazers overlooked/ignored Bo Mccaleb. Guy is quite possibly the best player in europe right now, AND happened to be a free agent this summer.
He's clearly a better player than Lillard is right now. That way, with better intelligence, blazers could've used that pick much better than they did. I also advise you to juxtapose their college stats.
Of course, it's quite the ? mark whether Lillard proves to be a ok starter at all.
re49gb_2gho32fp wrote:What is better, to have the #6 and pick Lillard (an unproven player at it, but that is a side point) or to obtain the best pg in europe while RETAINING that #6 for use or trade ?
McCaleb is at the very worst on par with Lillard, and odds are low that he's better at this point, he's been the main cog to success of all of his last 3 seasons, and entering his prime.
Dont tell me you take and unproven college senior over one of the best, if not the best players in europe. Thats just plain ignorance. Lillard MAY become good, but i have a tremendously hard time believing he's better than mccaleb.
So yeah..... You can see why Blazer fans don't particularly put a lot of stock in his "eye" for talent.