floppymoose wrote:I'm a big Noel fan. But I'm kind of on an island there these days.
Oh no... I like Noel. Definitely. Would've absolutely loved to have turned that Memphis pick into him and figured it out. But there's no way I go back now, and give up the 2nd best player on my team for a guy who was traded for 2 months ago for a couple 2nds. That's just ludicrous, and absolutely a devastatingly bad and explainable decision by the front office. Noel on the Blazers is over, it's not happening, they had a perfectly good opportunity to make such a move, and for whatever reason they decided against it. The ship on Noel has sailed. The franchise would be deservedly dragged through the mud for years for such a decision.
I'd be open to finding a trade for CJ that makes sense, but it's really hard to do on these boards. For whatever reason, I think a lot of people underrate CJ. He's not perfect by any means... but he's right there in the Kyrie Irving range level of impact, IMO. Kyrie Irving is probably a bit better of a passer though.