Oden2 wrote:I think cj’s value isn’t substantial and feel olshey even tried to shop him only to find the return was fairly undesirable.
I think CJ is more of a Simmons situation, where the GM overvalues their player at the same time that other GMs know that Olshey/Morey is the one that needs to make a move and thus have more power when it comes to negotiations. The good news for Portland is that CJ hasn't been publicly shopped around and isn't a headcase. I don't blame Olshey or Morey for not making a bad trade just to make a trade.
The other problem with trading CJ is "for who?" Tobias Harris would be great, but the 76ers are trying to move Simmons - not Harris. Simmons is high risk/high reward. If Portland doesn't massively overpay I support it just for shaking things up. But it gets tricky after that. There aren't many high quality 3-and-D wings in the league period, let alone ones being shopped, let alone ones that could be acquired by trading CJ.
I know everyone hates it, but DeRozan would be great. Flawed player, but so is C.J. Plus DDR is friends with Dame so that helps mitigate trading CJ. But Chicago doesn't want CJ, and trades have to make sense for both sides.
But it all comes back to the fact that the team is currently underperforming its talent level. Is it fit? Is it scheme? Is it not enough time to gel? Are our players just overrated? Who knows at this point? The important part is that the checks from Vulcan Inc. are still getting cashed.
DusterBuster wrote:I’m out on this season. I’ll be back when the team is blown up.
It would be in my best interest to do this. I have Oregon's men and womens basketball teams right there that are likeable, play hard, and continue to trend upward. The games are shorter and don't have nearly as much "made for TV" drama. And yet here I am for some reason.
But this is a likeable bunch. There isn't any single player that just irritates the hell out of me (Hezonja, Smith, Fatton, Patterson, etc.). Clancy Zeller is probably my least liked Blazer on the roster, and I don't dislike him in the slightest - I just liked Kanter more.
I don't know. At least we beat the Lakers.
Take the time to volunteer at a local youth group like the Boys and Girls Club - or don't complain when kids grow up to be Lakers fans.