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Portland signs Mario Hezonja to a minimum contract

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Portland signs Mario Hezonja to a minimum contract 

Post#1 » by Effigy » Mon Jul 1, 2019 2:49 am

One year deal with a player option.

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Post#2 » by acidfrehley » Mon Jul 1, 2019 2:50 am

Don't get this at all
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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#3 » by Effigy » Mon Jul 1, 2019 3:01 am

acidfrehley wrote:Don't get this at all



It’s always a good idea to sign former Magic players. They seem to always Improve.
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Post#4 » by Fitz303 » Mon Jul 1, 2019 3:03 am

Seems like a Nik Stauskas type signing. But the good thing is he'll be further down the depth chart, so it shouldnt matter much. Good value signing for a 13th man type
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Post#5 » by DusterBuster » Mon Jul 1, 2019 3:15 am

acidfrehley wrote:Don't get this at all


Portland has a pretty well respected player development staff, so taking a low risk chance on a former lottery pick is an easy swing for the team to take.
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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#7 » by d-train » Mon Jul 1, 2019 3:44 am

Fitz303 wrote:Seems like a Nik Stauskas type signing. But the good thing is he'll be further down the depth chart, so it shouldnt matter much. Good value signing for a 13th man type

I doubt he is expecting a 13th man role. I bet rumors that Harkless is gone in a yet to be announced trade are true. Maybe Leonard is gone too.
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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#8 » by d-train » Mon Jul 1, 2019 3:46 am

Effigy wrote:One year deal with a player option.

The first person to learn how to spell Hezonjia without looking it up gets a cookie.

I will call him Mario.
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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#9 » by Fitz303 » Mon Jul 1, 2019 3:53 am

d-train wrote:
Fitz303 wrote:Seems like a Nik Stauskas type signing. But the good thing is he'll be further down the depth chart, so it shouldnt matter much. Good value signing for a 13th man type

I doubt he is expecting a 13th man role. I bet rumors that Harkless is gone in a yet to be announced trade are true. Maybe Leonard is gone too.


He played 21 mpg on a horrible Knicks team last year. Shot 41% from the field and 28% from 3. Had a PER of 11. He should just be happy with an NBA contract
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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#10 » by monopoman » Mon Jul 1, 2019 3:59 am

d-train wrote:
Effigy wrote:One year deal with a player option.

The first person to learn how to spell Hezonjia without looking it up gets a cookie.

I will call him Mario.

Basketball reference says one of his nicknames is Super Mario.
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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#11 » by zzaj » Mon Jul 1, 2019 4:07 am

Perhaps, Blazers stockpiling for a trade-deadline trade? Cash in for somebody to play next to a newly healthy Nurkic?

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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#12 » by Soulyss » Mon Jul 1, 2019 4:14 am

DusterBuster wrote:
acidfrehley wrote:Don't get this at all


Portland has a pretty well respected player development staff, so taking a low risk chance on a former lottery pick is an easy swing for the team to take.


They tried to sign Hezonjia last year if you recall... not shocked Olshey went back to the well. Maybe a Layman S&T for a Center?
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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#13 » by DusterBuster » Mon Jul 1, 2019 4:20 am

Soulyss wrote:
DusterBuster wrote:
acidfrehley wrote:Don't get this at all


Portland has a pretty well respected player development staff, so taking a low risk chance on a former lottery pick is an easy swing for the team to take.


They tried to sign Hezonjia last year if you recall... not shocked Olshey went back to the well. Maybe a Layman S&T for a Center?


I can't see why Layman would need to be S&T'd to anyone. He's not worth a contract that would require that.

I think Layman probably doesn't get an offer and just plays out his final year QO in Portland and the team just lets the chips fall where they may with regards to playing time for the 2nd and 3rd stringers.
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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#14 » by Soulyss » Mon Jul 1, 2019 4:29 am

DusterBuster wrote:
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DusterBuster wrote:
Portland has a pretty well respected player development staff, so taking a low risk chance on a former lottery pick is an easy swing for the team to take.


They tried to sign Hezonjia last year if you recall... not shocked Olshey went back to the well. Maybe a Layman S&T for a Center?


I can't see why Layman would need to be S&T'd to anyone. He's not worth a contract that would require that.

I think Layman probably doesn't get an offer and just plays out his final year QO in Portland and the team just lets the chips fall where they may with regards to playing time for the 2nd and 3rd stringers.


You would need a S&T if it was to a capped team who wanted him and was willing to give up a center.
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Post#15 » by DusterBuster » Mon Jul 1, 2019 4:36 am

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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#16 » by NWGunner » Mon Jul 1, 2019 4:40 am

Effigy wrote:One year deal with a player option.

The first person to learn how to spell Hezonjia without looking it up gets a cookie.

You and Woj both lose. :lol:

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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#17 » by d-train » Mon Jul 1, 2019 4:53 am

NWGunner wrote:
Effigy wrote:One year deal with a player option.

The first person to learn how to spell Hezonjia without looking it up gets a cookie.

You and Woj both lose. :lol:

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Post#18 » by pootbrah » Mon Jul 1, 2019 4:57 am

Fitz303 wrote:
d-train wrote:
Fitz303 wrote:Seems like a Nik Stauskas type signing. But the good thing is he'll be further down the depth chart, so it shouldnt matter much. Good value signing for a 13th man type

I doubt he is expecting a 13th man role. I bet rumors that Harkless is gone in a yet to be announced trade are true. Maybe Leonard is gone too.


He played 21 mpg on a horrible Knicks team last year. Shot 41% from the field and 28% from 3. Had a PER of 11. He should just be happy with an NBA contract


ehh he was starting to come into his own the season before. Some players see an opportunity to shine when a teams crashing and burning other players thrive better in a more stable situation with better talent around them. I suspect Hezonja fits into the latter category. I think this is a great signing, a big 3 that can shoot. I think our 3 spot rotation is looking pretty solid now. Would like to see Harkless minutes there cut down too, maybe increased at the 4 a bit, and I think Hood and Hezonja might allow that.
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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#19 » by NWGunner » Mon Jul 1, 2019 4:59 am

d-train wrote:
NWGunner wrote:
Effigy wrote:One year deal with a player option.

The first person to learn how to spell Hezonjia without looking it up gets a cookie.

You and Woj both lose. :lol:

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I already like him.

He's another trash talking Bosnian. Hopefully like the last one we got he'll get good enough to back it up.
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Re: Portland signs Mario Hezonjia to a minimum contract 

Post#20 » by d-train » Mon Jul 1, 2019 5:03 am

NWGunner wrote:
d-train wrote:
NWGunner wrote:You and Woj both lose. :lol:

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I already like him.

He's another trash talking Bosnian. Hopefully like the last one we got he'll get good enough to back it up.

I didn't know he was Bosnian. Maybe we should call him Little Mario. I thought all Bosnians were 7' 280.
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