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hightide

  • joined Apr 16, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
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Don't Trust Standing Reach Measurements

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Frank Madden of Brewhoop.com has found a reason why some measurements vary wildly. ------------------------- "After posting this I received an email from a trainer who offered up a very logical explanation for the standing reach volatility in particular. They noted that inconsistent application of the standing reach test means that players can effectively "tank" their standing reaches by slouching, extending their elbows slightly, etc., which lowers their standing reach. Why do that? Because vertical leaps are typically calculated based on the difference between max (jumping) reach and standing reach." ------------------------- Very interesting point about standing reach numbers, and could explain why a player like Tyler Zeller (7' 1/2" in shoes) has an unusually low standing reach (8' 8"). By "tanking" his standing reach, Zeller can post a much better vertical jump, to help the perception of his athleticism. via Draftexpress Twitter Page

Henry Abbott Hosting the NBA Today on Fridays

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Just giving a shout out to the Blogfather who will be hosting the ESPN: NBA Today Podcast on Fridays for the rest of the season.

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1/22 Trade Drawer: Other teams wants

Teams A through Mish...  I actually don't watch very many games outside of the Blazers (not a true NBA junkie) and I'll be glad to edit this list if anyone smarter has something to say.  Roy, LMA,...

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KP trying to learn from past mistake (Josh McRoberts)?

In 2007, Josh McRoberts, a potential lottery pick with some question about his game, fell to the second round. His free-fall was ended my KP with the 37th pick. I wonder if KP didn't have...

Gunnin' for that #1 Spot - on Hulu

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Hulu has "Gunnin' for that #1 Spot", which features the Blazer's very own, and now undisputed back PG, Jarryd Bayless. Edit: thanks to L-TrainFTW for pointing out my mistake.

Deng might not play Wendsday

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Luol Deng tweaked his left groin at shootaround on Tuesday and might not be able to play in Wednesday's game. Is there's a difference between left groin verses just groin? Link via rotoworld

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Projecting Next Season's Rotation (Shows major changes ahead?)

Updated: Now with 100% more Power Forward and Projected Rotations!   Like almost every Blazer fan here I have spent time wondering which players are here for the long haul and who I'll have to...

Przybilla Needs Stitches

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Greg Oden's elbow found Joel Przybilla's head in the open scrimmage at Cleveland High School. It looks like Przybilla needed four to five stitches above his right eye.

ESPN on 2009 Eurobasket Qualifying Rounds

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SLEEPER Joel Freeland, Great Britain: Even British basketball fans were stunned when the Portland Trail Blazers made the unknown forward a first-round draft pick in 2006. Fast-forward two years -- and an additional 25 pounds on Freeland's 6-foot-11 frame -- and it seemed the Blazers knew what they were doing. After Freeland missed playing for the national team last year, Freeland stunned Great Britain's coaches with his improvement, a reflection of the fact that the 21-year-old took up basketball at the age of 16. Averages of 10 points and 5.6 boards in 19 minutes a game show his potential. Also, some good words for Koponen

Channing Frye Trick Shot

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Channing Frye Trick Shot

Rudy Verse Lithuania -- With a big BE thanks to joshlairhill

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Rudy Verse Lithuania -- With a big BE thanks to joshlairhill

Rudy against Angola in the Olympics

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Rudy against Angola in the Olympics

Hoopsworld's Summer of 2009

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This is a little late but I thought it was a good article about 2009's free agency. Interesting tidbit about the Hawks: "The Atlanta Hawks could clear enough cap space for a player at or near the max, but it would take letting both Mike Bibby and Marvin Williams walk and renouncing the rights to Josh Childress." Marvin Williams or Josh Childress? I like! Or how about Felton, Morrison or the poetry of McCants? (all have might be let go to clear cap room).

CBS anoints Drexler the 2nd best dunker in NCAA history

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CBS anoints Drexler the 2nd best dunker in NCAA history

Portland's quick rebuilding job and bright future should give every NBA fan hope

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Nice Blazer props from the folks at NBAdraft.net. The writer doesn't get everything right, again most people don't understand the complete ramifications of the Zack Randolph trade, but at least he understands the brilliance of KP.

New Chad Ford Mock Draft

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Another mock to google at!

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KP's Risk Assessment

I think it is a good time to throw out an idea that has been ruminating in my head for about a week.  Since this discussion involves draft pick, for the sake of the argument lets assume that the...

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Draftexpress Trade Talk

I was listing to the Draftexpress's Podcast and of course the Blazers came up...  But I haven't heard of the rumors that they were talking about before.  Two Portland trades were mentioned, one to...

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Trade ideas

Just a place to post trade ideas like...Darius Miles and Travis Outlaw to Suns for James Jones, Marcus Banks and Jalen Rose, (Real GM ID 3650535).We get ride of Darius Miles (and his contract) who...

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