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Post#941 » by BlazersBroncos » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:06 pm

Meanwhile, CJ is in the 69th percentile in PnR-ball-handler possessions; 46th percentile in handoff; and 44th percentile in isolation. In other words CJ is nearly elite when teammates create shooting opportunities for him, and worse than average when he dribbles into his shot. His assisted FG rate should be in the 65-75% range but it's only 36%. He's in the wrong role in the offense and his dribbling should be 20% of what it currently is. Some of this is on CJ, but much of it is on the coaches who don't structure the offense to take advantage of CJ's strengths while allowing CJ to emphasize his weaknesses. And it's on the GM who stubbornly refuses to add another facilitator or two who could get CJ those off-ball motion scoring chances


Spot on. If we adjusted CJ's role to fit his strengths, it would make this team much more dangerous. Its like having Peyton Manning play in a option offense. Its just a total, telegraphed waste of talent.

But, we are so far removed from changing his role. If we wanted him to play to this strength, we wouldn't have him the 2nd primary ballhandler, and we wouldn't have another non-playmaking guard (Simons) as the 3rd. The two biggest hopes for this team to really take the next step is internal development from the kids, and a revamp of CJ's role in this offense to get him open shots. To do that we need to upgrade our SF position more than anything. Unfortunately, there really isn't a guy that fits (SF who can attack the basket, pass well, etc) on the market. The next best thing would be a true backup PG, but we know that is blasphemy.
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Re: The NBENFANT Thread (NBA): 2019-2020 Edition! 

Post#942 » by d-train » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:35 pm

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Meanwhile, CJ is in the 69th percentile in PnR-ball-handler possessions; 46th percentile in handoff; and 44th percentile in isolation. In other words CJ is nearly elite when teammates create shooting opportunities for him, and worse than average when he dribbles into his shot. His assisted FG rate should be in the 65-75% range but it's only 36%. He's in the wrong role in the offense and his dribbling should be 20% of what it currently is. Some of this is on CJ, but much of it is on the coaches who don't structure the offense to take advantage of CJ's strengths while allowing CJ to emphasize his weaknesses. And it's on the GM who stubbornly refuses to add another facilitator or two who could get CJ those off-ball motion scoring chances


Spot on. If we adjusted CJ's role to fit his strengths, it would make this team much more dangerous. Its like having Peyton Manning play in a option offense. Its just a total, telegraphed waste of talent.

But, we are so far removed from changing his role. If we wanted him to play to this strength, we wouldn't have him the 2nd primary ballhandler, and we wouldn't have another non-playmaking guard (Simons) as the 3rd. The two biggest hopes for this team to really take the next step is internal development from the kids, and a revamp of CJ's role in this offense to get him open shots. To do that we need to upgrade our SF position more than anything. Unfortunately, there really isn't a guy that fits (SF who can attack the basket, pass well, etc) on the market. The next best thing would be a true backup PG, but we know that is blasphemy.

CJ's role isn't going to change anytime soon. We are lucky to have him doing the great job he does. CJ will take as many open shots as he gets, but CJ is the last player opponents are going to cheat off on defense. We did upgrade our SF position with Melo. Melo does a terrific job of drawing defensive attention, spacing the floor, and passing to the open man. The only thing we need is our center and power forward back healthy. We also have great depth with Ariza, Whiteside, Simons, and Trent.
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Re: The NBENFANT Thread (NBA): 2019-2020 Edition! 

Post#943 » by DaVoiceMaster » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:00 am

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Wizenheimer wrote:And it's on the GM who stubbornly refuses to add another facilitator or two

Yeah, Olshey is so stubborn he won't sign LeBron, Kawhi, or AD to play for the Blazers.


The Blazers organization should just fold since there are only 3 facilitators in the entire league the Blazers should sign, but cant.
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Post#944 » by Wizenheimer » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:29 pm

DaVoiceMaster wrote:
d-train wrote:
Wizenheimer wrote:And it's on the GM who stubbornly refuses to add another facilitator or two

Yeah, Olshey is so stubborn he won't sign LeBron, Kawhi, or AD to play for the Blazers.


The Blazers organization should just fold since there are only 3 facilitators in the entire league the Blazers should sign, but cant.


I don't see his posts anymore unless somebody quotes him but I see he's still the Baron of Absurd Logic
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Re: The NBENFANT Thread (NBA): 2019-2020 Edition! 

Post#945 » by d-train » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:30 pm

Wizenheimer wrote:
DaVoiceMaster wrote:
d-train wrote:Yeah, Olshey is so stubborn he won't sign LeBron, Kawhi, or AD to play for the Blazers.


The Blazers organization should just fold since there are only 3 facilitators in the entire league the Blazers should sign, but cant.


I don't see his posts anymore unless somebody quotes him but I see he's still the Baron of Absurd Logic

Speaking of absurd logic, try to explain why Olshey would "refuse" to sign a facilitator or two. How about just name me a facilitator that Olshey refused to sign?

Wizenheimer wrote:And it's on the GM who stubbornly refuses to add another facilitator or two
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Post#946 » by BlazersBroncos » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:42 pm

I don't see his posts anymore


How did you manage to do this?
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Post#947 » by zzaj » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:45 pm

BlazersBroncos wrote:
I don't see his posts anymore


How did you manage to do this?


You have to put them on your "ignore" list. In your profile settings you will see a place to manage your "friend and foe" list. Simply put whomever you'd like in the "foe" column. The name of which is a little absurd...
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Post#948 » by d-train » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:44 am

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Post#949 » by JasonStern » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:09 am

(sees Pat Caughnaton in the slam dunk contest)
Sure would be nice if the Blazers could land a guy like that.
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Post#950 » by d-train » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:39 pm



I feel there is discrimination against the whiteboy.
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Post#951 » by Matt800 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:28 am

Lillard interviewed today and said he guesses he will miss 3-5 games. https://www.nba.com/blazers/video
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Post#952 » by d-train » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:12 am

Matt800 wrote:Lillard interviewed today and said he guesses he will miss 3-5 games. https://www.nba.com/blazers/video



Try this one.

Doesn't sound good.
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Post#953 » by JasonStern » Tue Mar 3, 2020 3:18 am

Jordan Bell waived.

Olshey: NOBODY CARES ABOUT A LACK OF HEALTHY BIGS AND PRACTICE BODIES, JASON.

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Post#954 » by d-train » Tue Mar 3, 2020 3:26 am

Yeah, they waived Bell to make room for Tolliver. Biggie is playing better than Bell would and we have no PT for Biggie. Biggie is showing his game has matured.
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Post#955 » by Shem » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:51 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#956 » by Shem » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:29 pm

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#957 » by Shem » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:37 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#958 » by JasonStern » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:27 pm

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Post#959 » by d-train » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:44 pm

JasonStern wrote:
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Lakers were shamed out of taking that money, right?
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