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Pretty sure direct quotes aren't speculation or hearsay
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Should Blazers Retire Brandon Roy's No. 7 Jersey? on Aug 1 2014, 2:55a
Or the fact that Duncan also played 40 international games
Commented on Can Damian Lillard Make The Team USA Roster? on Jul 31 2014, 3:00p - 1 reply
I really don't think the season total numbers are a valid comparison
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Should Blazers Retire Brandon Roy's No. 7 Jersey? on Jul 31 2014, 1:30p - 1 reply
Sure, more than 5 backup PGs were better than Mo
Commented on Mo Williams: Angry Blazers Fans "Don't Have A Clue" About His Free Agency Decision on Jul 30 2014, 6:48p - 1 reply
Who are all these "league average" players playing backup PG?
Commented on Mo Williams: Angry Blazers Fans "Don't Have A Clue" About His Free Agency Decision on Jul 30 2014, 6:21p - 1 reply
Yeah, the Mo/Dame pairing may have been a trainwreck defensively
Commented on Mo Williams: Angry Blazers Fans "Don't Have A Clue" About His Free Agency Decision on Jul 30 2014, 5:35p - 1 reply
The guy got benched by his coaches the last two years in a row
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Wiggins Trade, Re-Signing Lillard, and Mo Williams on Jul 29 2014, 4:26p - 1 reply
Productivity has very little to do with it
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Wiggins Trade, Re-Signing Lillard, and Mo Williams on Jul 29 2014, 3:49p - 1 reply
Honestly, that ship already sailed for Mo
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Wiggins Trade, Re-Signing Lillard, and Mo Williams on Jul 29 2014, 3:21p
Most guys that get doubted tend to be terrible players
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Wiggins Trade, Re-Signing Lillard, and Mo Williams on Jul 29 2014, 12:56p - 3 replies
Kaman could be fine, but let's be honest here
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Wiggins Trade, Re-Signing Lillard, and Mo Williams on Jul 29 2014, 12:54p - 1 reply
If you're going to claim "plenty of reports"
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson on Jul 24 2014, 6:59p - 2 replies
Well, both the lists posted here are just incomplete and somewhat cherry-picked
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson on Jul 24 2014, 5:47p
At this point, it really should just be a basketball blog trope
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson on Jul 24 2014, 12:50p - 2 replies
Pretty much this
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson on Jul 24 2014, 12:19p - 1 reply
My point was simply that
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 22 2014, 8:03p - 1 reply
But at least he's in rare company
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time on Jul 22 2014, 12:19p - 1 reply
OTOH, if you're referring to Boozer's deal with Chicago
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 21 2014, 5:09p
Carlos Boozer's contract is pretty immaterial to the situation
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 21 2014, 5:01p - 1 reply
Melo isn't an established superstar?
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 21 2014, 4:46p - 1 reply
I guess it is explicit then
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 21 2014, 4:28p - 1 reply
"has not improved nearly enough"
Commented on Can CJ McCollum, Thomas Robinson or Will Barton Break Into The Blazers' Playing Rotation This Fall? on Jul 21 2014, 4:08p - 1 reply
Yeah, I really meant mostly in reference to Damian's future raise there
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 21 2014, 3:51p
And the fact that we signed Kaman is proof that we preferred him over Hawes, naturally
Commented on The Five Players I Wish The Portland Trail Blazers Signed This Summer on Jul 21 2014, 3:31p
Both Kwame and Darko ended up with multiple seasons
Commented on Five Things We Learned About The Blazers From Las Vegas Summer League on Jul 21 2014, 3:22p
AFAIK yeah
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 21 2014, 1:10p - 1 reply
True, there is that.
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 21 2014, 12:58p - 1 reply
Dallas had the 22nd rated defense last year
Commented on A Post-Free Agent Period Western Conference Power Rankings on Jul 21 2014, 12:48p - 1 reply
It's a pretty big stretch to make that conclusion from that data
Commented on The Five Players I Wish The Portland Trail Blazers Signed This Summer on Jul 21 2014, 12:39p - 1 reply
Personally, my money would be on Wes there
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 21 2014, 12:23p - 1 reply
Except that $12MM
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 21 2014, 11:50a - 3 replies
Blake just created fewer points, period
Commented on The Five Players I Wish The Portland Trail Blazers Signed This Summer on Jul 21 2014, 11:37a - 1 reply
I mean, come on, we're writing off Memphis's series
Commented on A Post-Free Agent Period Western Conference Power Rankings on Jul 21 2014, 11:27a - 1 reply
I'd say the first two combinations are almost inequivocably better
Commented on The Five Players I Wish The Portland Trail Blazers Signed This Summer on Jul 21 2014, 10:56a - 1 reply
Incorrect
Commented on Could Paul do it? on Jul 21 2014, 10:36a - 2 replies
To clarify, I realize that we wouldn't need to make any of the renouncements
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Trades and Future Plans on Jul 17 2014, 3:38p
If we're using the Mavs
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Trades and Future Plans on Jul 17 2014, 2:19p - 1 reply
If we're talking max offer, you still need to basically gut the team
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Trades and Future Plans on Jul 17 2014, 2:06p - 2 replies
You may be unwilling to single out players, but I'll do it
Commented on Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge Withdraws From USA Basketball's 2014 FIBA World Cup Player Pool on Jul 14 2014, 7:12p - 1 reply
Isn't it pretty widely accepted that 2008
Commented on Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge Withdraws From USA Basketball's 2014 FIBA World Cup Player Pool on Jul 14 2014, 6:34p - 3 replies
It probably depends on the year for those Laker teams
Commented on Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James to Cleveland, Chris Bosh Stays Put on Jul 11 2014, 5:36p - 1 reply
You can't claim they annihilated them in two games
Commented on Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James to Cleveland, Chris Bosh Stays Put on Jul 11 2014, 5:28p
Yeah, that 5 point game 6 OT victory
Commented on Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James to Cleveland, Chris Bosh Stays Put on Jul 11 2014, 5:22p - 2 replies
You mean the upper tier being the Spurs alone?
Commented on Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James to Cleveland, Chris Bosh Stays Put on Jul 11 2014, 5:17p
Yeah, the Clips are one of about 4 large market teams
Commented on Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James to Cleveland, Chris Bosh Stays Put on Jul 11 2014, 4:58p
Miami is about smack in the middle of NBA market sizes
Commented on Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James to Cleveland, Chris Bosh Stays Put on Jul 11 2014, 4:49p - 1 reply
Well, Houston, Chicago (assuming Rose is healthy) and GS also
Commented on Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James to Cleveland, Chris Bosh Stays Put on Jul 11 2014, 4:46p - 1 reply
Or OKC, or perennial conference finalist Indiana
Commented on Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James to Cleveland, Chris Bosh Stays Put on Jul 11 2014, 4:38p - 1 reply
I really doubt almost any team had a problem with paying Harden
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 4:32p
Technically there were 3 parts
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 4:22p - 2 replies
I wouldn't call them really poor decisions
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 3:28p
Meh, except Morey isn't really acquiring anything with his young assets
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 3:23p - 1 reply
If not for the presence of the Bucks, maybe
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 2:58p - 1 reply
Well, you can start with whatever
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:49p - 1 reply
That's just a straight up slap-in-the-face offer
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:46p - 1 reply
They can sign him, they just can't give him the max
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:39p
And Philly probably isn't planning on realistically contending
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:35p
And another top 4 pick
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:34p
Did I say we had better options?
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:32p - 2 replies
We barely beat that "train wreck of a team"
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:25p - 4 replies
That's not what it says at all
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:21p
It's been 4 years since The Decision
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:17p - 2 replies
Definitely possible
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:16p - 1 reply
Lin's probably easy with the rumored Philly deal
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:11p
A better counterfactual would probably be
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:08p - 2 replies
Any combination of lineups
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:06p - 1 reply
Bosh is basically the perfect PF for that team
Commented on Sports Illustrated: LeBron James To Return To Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 11 2014, 1:05p
Yeah, the 3rd best defense in the NBA winning the title this year
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers Sign Steve Blake with Bi-Annual Exception on Jul 10 2014, 6:42p - 2 replies
I'd guess they match after 72 hours no matter what
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 6:12p - 2 replies
It definitely seems to be the case that,
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 6:04p
Maybe check that again
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 5:57p - 2 replies
Easily the most cringe-worthy play of that series
Commented on Blazers Sign G Steve Blake to 2-Year Deal on Jul 10 2014, 5:18p - 1 reply
The fact that C exists makes me think B just refers to the QO
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 5:09p - 1 reply
Referring to question 44 makes it still unclear
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 4:41p
I'm not even sure it makes our bench better
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers Sign Steve Blake with Bi-Annual Exception on Jul 10 2014, 4:22p - 2 replies
I completely disagree
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 3:31p
Then why are you listing rookies?
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 3:11p - 1 reply
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