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2019 Offseason: Part 2

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Re: 2019 Offseason: Part 2 

Post#261 » by DaVoiceMaster » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:46 pm

Wasn't Joe Johnson pretty much done when he hung it up a year or two ago? Winning the 3v3 tourney of old timers doesn't mean he can contribute much to an NBA team. Maybe he can in limited minutes, I dunno.
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Re: 2019 Offseason: Part 2 

Post#262 » by BlazersBroncos » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:27 pm

IDK where JJ would find minutes. Seems that at PG/SG/SF the vast majority will be eaten by Lillard, McCollum, Bazemore, Hood and Simmons. And I don't think JJ is better ATM than any of those guys. I wish that Lillard / CJ would be given 32mpg during the RS to keep the fresh, but realistically I think it will be closer to:

PG - Damian Lillard (35) / Anfernee Simons (13)
SG - CJ McCollum (34) / Kent Bazemore (10) / Anfernee Simons (5)
SF - Kent Bazemore (15) / Rodney Hood (28) / Mario Herzonja (15)

I suppose he could take Mario's minutes, but with the low upside of JJ I would rather gamble that Mario pans out then if he sucks go after a vet in FA midseason (Thabo maybe).
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Re: 2019 Offseason: Part 2 

Post#263 » by d-train » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:26 am

DaVoiceMaster wrote:Wasn't Joe Johnson pretty much done when he hung it up a year or two ago? Winning the 3v3 tourney of old timers doesn't mean he can contribute much to an NBA team. Maybe he can in limited minutes, I dunno.

Yeah, it's a long season followed by a deep playoff run. We need bodies that can holdup. It's bad enough we are taking a risk at 3rd string center. We have to take this risk because there isn't any young 7 footers with Gasol's skills we can get. We have wings with talent we can develop.
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Re: 2019 Offseason: Part 2 

Post#264 » by Goldbum » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:14 pm

To me it all just depends on where you fall on the Ant is a scorer not a playmaker debate. If he can put enough pressure on the defense with his playmaking then you can probably play:
Ant
Bazemore
Herzonja
Skal
Gasol

Better length and athleticism. Shooting possibilities at 1-5. Shooting question marks at 3 and 4.
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