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Post#161 » by Norm2953 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:22 am

Portland won't have any way to sign any significant free agent for some time to come.
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Post#162 » by Oden2 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:25 am

Norm2953 wrote:Portland won't have any way to sign any significant free agent for some time to come.


When did we ever sign a big name fa even when we had cap space?
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Post#163 » by Norm2953 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:56 am

Matthews might have the last significant FA to sign with Portland
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Post#164 » by xSABOx » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:23 am

LAC gets - Melo
POR gets - Crawford
NYK gets - Rivers, Leonard, Napier

LA gets Melo
Portland gets scorer to come off bench and loses Leonard's 4th year
Knicks get youth and begin new era

What say you trailblazer fan?
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Post#165 » by Roy The Natural » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:58 am

xSABOx wrote:LAC gets - Melo
POR gets - Crawford
NYK gets - Rivers, Leonard, Napier

LA gets Melo
Portland gets scorer to come off bench and loses Leonard's 4th year
Knicks get youth and begin new era

What say you trailblazer fan?


No.... I'd rather move Lemon with a pick and take back no salary than get Crawford. I doubt anybody but the Clippers is even slightly interested in this proposal.
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Post#166 » by DusterBuster » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:43 am

xSABOx wrote:LAC gets - Melo
POR gets - Crawford
NYK gets - Rivers, Leonard, Napier

LA gets Melo
Portland gets scorer to come off bench and loses Leonard's 4th year
Knicks get youth and begin new era

What say you trailblazer fan?


Been there done that with Crawford. If the Knicks want Melo gone, they'll have to eat that contract from the Clippers.
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Post#167 » by Masterfully » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:13 am

There's a very VERY short list of players that I wouldn't trade Leonard for. Crawford makes the list. Well done.
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Post#168 » by Norm2953 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:21 am

One less year on Crawford's deal but I'd pass on this deal.
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Post#169 » by d-train » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:31 am

xSABOx wrote:LAC gets - Melo
POR gets - Crawford
NYK gets - Rivers, Leonard, Napier

LA gets Melo
Portland gets scorer to come off bench and loses Leonard's 4th year
Knicks get youth and begin new era

What say you trailblazer fan?

No F'n way would we trade Leonard and Napier for Crawford. I doubt we have any interest in Melo, but if we do it's certainly is not in our interest to supply the best young talent in a trade that sends Melo to LA. Let LA and NY workout their own swap of undesirables and leave us out.
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Post#170 » by RipCity71252 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:50 am

Meyers Leonard + future 1st for Kyle O'Quinn & Lance Thomas
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Post#171 » by BlazersBroncos » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:24 pm

I would keep it simple with Leonard, just ship him to NJ with our lowest R1 for cap room.
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Post#172 » by Soulyss » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:50 pm

Norm2953 wrote:Matthews might have the last significant FA to sign with Portland


He wasn't that significant when we got him... we gambled and hoped he would become what he did.... good gamble :P
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Post#173 » by Goldbum » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:35 pm

Yeah, the whole Mathews signing was a real case of luck. If O remember right he was an undrafted guy who ended up being the highest paid Sophmore in the NBA. We already had B.Roy at the time, Wes was supposed to just be that 6th man energy type off the bench. You can say what you want about him being a team first guy, and unselfish winner, but he sure seems to fall upwards when $$$ is involved...
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Post#174 » by Downtown » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:35 pm

Since we're throwing some different names out there I wonder if Olshey should at least keep an eye on Chris Boshs situation and be in touch with him.

If he could manage his health issue I could see him being a great fit in the Blazers system. Just thinking outside the box. I think Miami is on the hook for him anyways so maybe they would be willing to do a deal.

They've made it clear they're not keeping him. Am I out of line with this one or is it worth exploring?
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Post#175 » by DusterBuster » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:07 am

Downtown wrote:Since we're throwing some different names out there I wonder if Olshey should at least keep an eye on Chris Boshs situation and be in touch with him.

If he could manage his health issue I could see him being a great fit in the Blazers system. Just thinking outside the box. I think Miami is on the hook for him anyways so maybe they would be willing to do a deal.

They've made it clear they're not keeping him. Am I out of line with this one or is it worth exploring?


I'm really torn on Bosh. On one hand, I think he'd be great if he's even half as good as he once was. On the other hand.... that's so risky and I'd worry if there'd be backlash from some sectors of the league over the Blazers being the team to let a guy with a literal life and death health concern continue to risk his life like that...
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Post#176 » by Norm2953 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:27 am

Rather fhan focusing on splashy moves, I'd rather the team focus on a trade up to get targeted
players that the coaching staff wants after the workouts. Get that upgrade at the 3/4 and the
backup 5.
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Post#177 » by GEE » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:02 am

I would try to trade for Melo, but only for the right price. Leonard, Crabbe and Cleveland 1st (plus future 1st with signed extension). I know everyone will say he won't resign with Portland, but I'm not so sure about that. At this point in his career, he's made his money, and likely wants to win a championship more than any thing. The line-up below, IMO should get you to the WCF:

Dame / CJ / Harkless / Melo / Nurk
Bench: Turner / Aminu / #15 / #20 / Vonleh / Ezeli / Davis

If he did walk, we still get rid of two awful contracts. If we draft well, like GS did when they got Klay, Green and Ezeli... we should be in serious contention two years from now.
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Post#178 » by wco81 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:38 am

Melo would be 35 at the end of his deal.

Would you want to give him a big contract at that point? He may still be able to score, barring injury. But he may be more of a sub or spot starter like Joe Johnson at 35 years of age is for the Jazz?
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Post#179 » by GEE » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:09 am

wco81 wrote:Melo would be 35 at the end of his deal.

Would you want to give him a big contract at that point? He may still be able to score, barring injury. But he may be more of a sub or spot starter like Joe Johnson at 35 years of age is for the Jazz?


35... that is kinda old, but I would still see if Phil Jackson bites. Maybe without the extension part though. Cross that bridge when we get to it. It would be nice to undo those two awful contracts in Leonard and Crabbe.
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Post#180 » by Tim Lehrbach » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:22 am

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wco81 wrote:Melo would be 35 at the end of his deal.

Would you want to give him a big contract at that point? He may still be able to score, barring injury. But he may be more of a sub or spot starter like Joe Johnson at 35 years of age is for the Jazz?


35... that is kinda old, but I would still see if Phil Jackson bites. Maybe without the extension part though. Cross that bridge when we get to it. It would be nice to undo those two awful contracts in Leonard and Crabbe.


Asking them to take both Leonard and Crabbe is a little greedy, methinks. If Melo would agree to come here, I think it would have to get done on draft night so Ezeli's (mostly) unguaranteed contract can be the filler with Crabbe or (preferably) Turner and a pick or two. I'd still do that.
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