Re: Blazers Have No Plans To Tank, 'Intensely Engrossed' On Improving Roster

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Blazers Have No Plans To Tank, 'Intensely Engrossed' On Improving Roster 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:41 pm

The Portland Trail Blazers are "intensely engrossed" with trying to improve their roster ahead of the deadline and have no plans to tank, sources tell Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report.


The Blazers continue to believe they can build a contender around Damian Lillard. But the Blazers have lost 13 of 19 games and are now 13th in the West.


The Blazers are looking for shooting, size and depth. Portland ranks last in points off the bench with just 24.0 points per game.

Via Chris Haynes/Bleacher Report

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Post#2 » by Lockdown504090 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:11 pm

They should. if lillards as good as they think they are one big move away from contention and they have assets to move.
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Post#3 » by TimeisIllmatic » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:22 pm

Which positions does Portland need help in?
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Post#4 » by Joshuan3 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:46 pm

3 FRPs, Shaedon Sharpe, Keon Johnson + Fillers for OG
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Post#5 » by Bentley1225 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:34 pm

They need to give their core 1 more season but not convinced they'll b e a top 6 team in west next season.
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Re: Blazers Have No Plans To Tank, 'Intensely Engrossed' On Improving Roster 

Post#6 » by Liver_Pooty » Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:49 pm

Joshuan3 wrote:3 FRPs, Shaedon Sharpe, Keon Johnson + Fillers for OG


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Re: Blazers Have No Plans To Tank, 'Intensely Engrossed' On Improving Roster 

Post#7 » by donemilio21 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:29 pm

problem for Blazers is that they rushed to give Lillard the extension beyond 2025. Who is going to want to trade valuable assets to sign up paying him $60M a year at his age 35-36 seasons. That's 40% of the cap.
They have to find ways to improve the roster without surrendering draft assets beyond next couple of years.
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Post#8 » by madmaxmedia » Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:18 pm

In other news, the Lakers are 'manically focused' on improving their roster, and the Clippers on a 'roid rage' to improve theirs.

Memphis is 'HODLing' with 'diamonds hands'.
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Re: Blazers Have No Plans To Tank, 'Intensely Engrossed' On Improving Roster 

Post#9 » by luciano-davidwesley » Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:27 pm

Blazers continue the middle building mistakes with the Wizards.
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Re: Blazers Have No Plans To Tank, 'Intensely Engrossed' On Improving Roster 

Post#10 » by Pickled Prunes » Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:17 pm

donemilio21 wrote:problem for Blazers is that they rushed to give Lillard the extension beyond 2025. Who is going to want to trade valuable assets to sign up paying him $60M a year at his age 35-36 seasons. That's 40% of the cap.
They have to find ways to improve the roster without surrendering draft assets beyond next couple of years.

They have to trade Simons. He's simultaneously their most valuable and most expendable asset. He can't be on the floor with Lillard in important moments. They need to move Hart to SG and trade Simons for a starting quality Forward.
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Re: Blazers Have No Plans To Tank, 'Intensely Engrossed' On Improving Roster 

Post#11 » by IWishIWasHarden » Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:31 pm

Try to trade Sharpe for Mathurin like I did in my fantasy league.
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Post#12 » by baldur » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:35 am

Joshuan3 wrote:3 FRPs, Shaedon Sharpe, Keon Johnson + Fillers for OG


If og is good as Kevin durant, why does Toronto suck so much?
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Re: Blazers Have No Plans To Tank, 'Intensely Engrossed' On Improving Roster 

Post#13 » by niha17 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:18 am

blazers tank without trying to tank every year they suck

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