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GAME THREAD! Blazers VS Pacers

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GAME THREAD! Blazers VS Pacers 

Post#1 » by Blazinaway » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:16 pm

Can't believe there is not a game thread, for a summer doldrums/Covid summer afternoon I can't believe I am this psyched as I had tuned out a good bit of the second half of the season. Nurk and Zach back is exciting. Anywhere here?
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Post#2 » by Matt800 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:37 pm

I heard that Whiteside is out with a sort calf/achilles. But is expected back for the 2nd scrimmage. Hopefully that doesn't become an issue.
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Post#3 » by Blazinaway » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:43 pm

Matt800 wrote:I heard that Whiteside is out with a sort calf/achilles. But is expected back for the 2nd scrimmage. Hopefully that doesn't become an issue.


They can be nagging, I am dealing with one right now that is keeping me off the tennis court, Nurk 4 rebs already I think
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Post#4 » by Matt800 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:46 pm

Blazinaway wrote:
Matt800 wrote:I heard that Whiteside is out with a sort calf/achilles. But is expected back for the 2nd scrimmage. Hopefully that doesn't become an issue.


They can be nagging, I am dealing with one right now that is keeping me off the tennis court, Nurk 4 rebs already I think


Yeah we saw what happened with Rodney. It just seems like something that medicine and trainers do not have perfect understanding of, based on the various nba achilles injuries we've seen with guys who were cleared to play. Hopefully this situation is not serious, and doesn't become more serious.
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Post#5 » by Blazinaway » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:50 pm

That was a nice spin move by Zach, Nurk "hoovering" the boards
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Post#6 » by Matt800 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:53 pm

One thing that is nice to see is the effort. From the few scrimmages I've watched, most teams look unpolished. But not every team has effort. Portland looks motivated.
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Post#7 » by Matt800 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:54 pm

Portland's definitely late to contest a lot of 3s though
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Post#8 » by The Sebastian Express » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:57 pm

Nurk :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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Post#9 » by Matt800 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:01 pm

trent jr starting out with a nice move
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Post#10 » by Matt800 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:11 pm

Gabriel is doing some good things
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Post#11 » by Blazinaway » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:39 pm

I could do without Ant and Mario
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Post#12 » by Blazinaway » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:43 pm

didn't we sign another PG? can't friggin remember, he on the squad?
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Post#13 » by Matt800 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:46 pm

Blazinaway wrote:I could do without Ant and Mario


Yeah sometimes Mario has been okay, but he seems like a more frustrating version of ET.

Portlands 3 point defense has not been good.
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Post#14 » by Norm2953 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:49 pm

Does anyone know if the people without CSN will be able to see any of the games? Why have games if
we can't see them?
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Post#15 » by Matt800 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:03 pm

Looks like they actually tried to play more full on in the 3rd quarter, and there was some better defense.
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Post#16 » by Village Idiot » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:09 pm

Jaylen Hoard is pretty useless. I dont have any hope for him. Gabriel on the other hand is a really intriguing guy. Ant is completely invisible. GTJr has really surpassed him. I dont expect Simons to get much run in the last 8 regular season games
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Post#17 » by Matt800 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:30 pm

IF Hezonja can actually hit 3s like he did in this game, that would be a huge help
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Post#18 » by monopoman » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:31 pm

Ant is still really young expecting a fully polished NBA ready player from is a bit premature, I think he will look quite a bit better in a year or two. Who knows if the Blazers will stick with him long enough to get him into a more finished product.

Gabriel is a player I like quite a bit seems to have good instincts defensively and is a reasonable player on offense.
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Post#19 » by JasonStern » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:35 pm

Read on Twitter


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monopoman wrote:Ant is still really young expecting a fully polished and him to be worthy of a lot of minutes at his age is a bit of a pipe dream.


if Simons is old enough to go to war, he's old enough to average 18/6 on 50-40-90 shooting.
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Post#20 » by NuggetsWY » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:00 pm

Scrimmage game --- doesn't count --- blah, blah, blah ... I think Blazer fans have a lot to look forward to.

Two great guards that play so well together --- add two bigs (Nurkic & Collins) that seem to fit nicely with each other and with the guards and that's a great core IMO. There are some nice role players too --- and of course there are some that could perhaps be replaced.

But if anyone wants to overlook Rip City; they are asking for trouble.

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