76ciology wrote:Maybe you guys are right. Im staying open minded.
But I just can’t see Blazers breaking up the CJ-Dame duo for Tobias. If Blazers can get Kawhi, maybe. But definitely not for Tobias.
CJ-Dame duo is not perfect. Yes, its a double edged sword but its been proven that it’s positives outweigh its negatives. It has been successful and a lot of teams are copying their blueprint.
Because this kind of set-up gives you optimal offense in today’s NBA where you have superior perimeter scoring, superior spacing and dual playmakers who can breakdown the defense on either the strong and weak side of the court.
This kind of set-up also allows you to play “moneyball” on other positions where you can just simply get 3&D wings and dime a dozen defensive bigs. Then you can just run 1-4 or 1-5 PnR on both sides on offense. Another team that is doing great with this set-up is the Jazz.
No, I dont see the Blazers giving up CJ for Tobi, even if we add a couple of first rounders.
Tobi is a pressure release valve scorer, like Norman Powell. Third option at best.
CJ is a secondary option scorer. Something both Sixers and Blazers need.
Again, if you think Tobi can replace CJ’s role with the Blazers, then why do we have to trade Tobi for CJ? If you think Norman Powell can replace CJ, then why not go after Norman Powell? I find bias playing its role. But then I might be wrong.
I hear you, but I'd counter that the duo has proven that they cannot have serious postseason success in the west given their defensive faults. Every year Dame gets older, and I think Tobias is the highest value a player like CJ could yield.
They have a shot at a star forward with Tobias. Say what you will, but CJ + Tobias are playing at a very similar level this year. Moreover, their contract situations are practically the same after the extension (same duration, just 5mil more per year for Tobias)
I'd argue that Tobias is a more efficient secondary scorer than CJ in a Portland offense with the gravity that Dame demands.
Ultimately a team with Dame - Tobias has a higher ceiling than Dame - CJ, particularly when Powell has shown he can be an elite SG
Dame - Powell - Roco - Tobias - Nurk is an upgrade
Hill - CJ - Matisse - Ben - Embiid is also an upgrade