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The NBENFANT Thread (NBA): 2019-2020 Edition!

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Post#1021 » by Matt800 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:16 pm

BlazersBroncos wrote:OT, but the current Denver / LAL series is partially why I think we need to target another star rather than some defensive specialist. The playoffs are won and lost based on star calls. LAL is getting those right now. You add a borderline star like DeRozan to this team and we are adding numerous star calls once the playoffs hit. He is good enough and has enough name recognition and clout to get tons of tacky fouls in the playoffs, not to mention his game is attacking downhill.

We are not a Robert Covington away from contending, but we may be one star-calls type player away from a surprising postseason. I continue to think Demar is that guy.


Maybe but Miami is also beating other teams with more "stars." They have a bunch of quality lower recognition guys.
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Post#1022 » by BlazersBroncos » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:49 pm

Maybe but Miami is also beating other teams with more "stars." They have a bunch of quality lower recognition guys.


I am not so sure about that. Clearly they are not superstar driven, but they have tons of talent that most fans are only now realizing is pretty high quality.

Bam would be the 2nd best player on the Blazers. Dragic is probably about as good as CJ but has just never been on a deep playoff team to show his talent at a national level. Herro is showing that he likely develops into a legit #3 on a championship caliber team. Both Crowder and Robinson would be the 4th best players on our current roster, and are sitting as the 5th and 6th best guys in Miami right now. This isnt even taking into account Iggy, Nunn and Kelly.

We have a better chance at landing a middling star like DDR than building a team like Miami. We can acquire a flawed star overnight in a single deal, building a team with the depth of Miami isnt happening in Portland. We like to think this squad can develop overnight into the Heat, but the reality is we are nowhere close to them in terms of talent. They are absolutely stacked.
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Post#1023 » by JasonStern » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:21 am

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Re: The NBENFANT Thread (NBA): 2019-2020 Edition! 

Post#1024 » by Shem » Mon Oct 5, 2020 4:06 am

April 4, 2014:
HotrodBeaubois wrote:I never said Dallas was good as Portland


Earlier on December 8, 2013:
HotrodBeaubois wrote:That's the Whole Point Portland is No better than Dallas
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Post#1025 » by DaVoiceMaster » Wed Oct 7, 2020 1:17 pm

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