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I wasn't calling you out personally. You had posted: "Because there is difference being realistic and turning on a guy?"
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson on Jul 25 2014, 12:10a
Being realistic is criticizing his play, turning on him is mocking him, calling him names and calling out his physical appearance.
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson on Jul 24 2014, 6:51p - 1 reply
Well I'll grant that he's not a banger. But I think it's leap to try to know what is in his mind or not or what her wants or not.
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson on Jul 24 2014, 3:01a - 2 replies
Yes we must flip him for an improved end of the bench player because it will change our destiny.
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson on Jul 23 2014, 10:48p - 1 reply
I have a feeling the Leonard narrative is pretty well established. Mere observation of improvement won't modify it.
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson on Jul 23 2014, 8:59p - 1 reply
Well it is provable fact that the CIA did use LSD in interrogation experiments and did use it on non consenting civilians in popluation
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time on Jul 23 2014, 8:54p - 1 reply
He did that. He was good for the culture. Transformative even and he deserves our gratitude for that. But I am glad he is no longer the coach of the Blazers
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time on Jul 23 2014, 8:49p
LA doesn't go head high with it.
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time on Jul 23 2014, 8:47p
His forearm clearout was his go-to move for most of his career. I neversaw him called for it even once, even when he bloodied people with it.
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time on Jul 23 2014, 2:16p - 1 reply
Consistent effort. The gaps between games where it appeared that he gave a crap got wider and wider as the years went by.
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time on Jul 22 2014, 5:09p
An uninjured Sabonis.
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time on Jul 22 2014, 2:01p - 1 reply
It's easy to pick some non entity off the bench and call him the least favorite. For me it's more amusing to find a player who had a
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time on Jul 22 2014, 1:56p - 2 replies
He's in my top five for sure. I hated Dunleavy for the minutes he gave him.
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time on Jul 22 2014, 12:59p
His entry passes were truly cringe-worthy, every freaking time.
Commented on Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time on Jul 22 2014, 12:41p
I always thought Dungy's reputation as a leader and decent human being was highly inflated. Nice of him to confirm.
Commented on The Linc - Nick Foles is Kickboxing on Jul 22 2014, 10:42a - 2 replies
Can't get worked up either way. It's a change, some folks will hate it for that reason alone.
Commented on Blazers' White "Rip City" Sleeved Jerseys Revealed on Jul 21 2014, 8:38p
If this year is an indicator, and the cap goes up any significant amount, it's pretty clear that someone will offer Batum a near max salary.
Commented on 2015 Salary Cap Room Analysis on Jul 21 2014, 5:52p - 1 reply
I think they need to assess Kaman's durability first. Right now, I'd play him as little as you could get away with
Commented on Can CJ McCollum, Thomas Robinson or Will Barton Break Into The Blazers' Playing Rotation This Fall? on Jul 21 2014, 5:48p
And what can we learn from this?
Commented on The Five Players I Wish The Portland Trail Blazers Signed This Summer on Jul 21 2014, 3:03a - 1 reply
His option will get picked up. His physical tools alone guarantee that he will get the whole four year rookie contract look.
Commented on Las Vegas Summer League Media Row Report: Jazz 75, Blazers 73 on Jul 19 2014, 10:32a - 1 reply
Too soon. The 11th guy on the bench isn't making or breaking any team's chances for success. I'd give him the full four years of his rookie deal.
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Trades and Future Plans on Jul 18 2014, 11:58a
But you know, Wiggins might be an all star someday.
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Trades and Future Plans on Jul 18 2014, 3:25a
Albeit inconsistently.
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers Summer League Recap: Blazers Dominate Atlanta Hawks 91-76 on Jul 16 2014, 5:08p
You can't be a restricted free agent unless your current tam has made a qualifying offer. If they don't
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 5:32p - 1 reply
It means, IMHO, that they know that this is the last year they have to try to sort out the wheat from the chaff among the young guys.
Commented on Blazers Sign G Steve Blake to 2-Year Deal on Jul 10 2014, 2:54p - 1 reply
When the possible isn't good enough, do the impossible!
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers Sign Steve Blake with Bi-Annual Exception on Jul 10 2014, 2:51p - 1 reply
Despite the lack of star power in the off season moves, the team is improved. Not by much, most likely, but improved.
Commented on Blazers Sign G Steve Blake to 2-Year Deal on Jul 10 2014, 1:44p - 1 reply
Blake will understand that it's his job to load Dame up, not sure Mo always got that.
Commented on Blazers Sign G Steve Blake to 2-Year Deal on Jul 10 2014, 1:35p - 1 reply
Being back in West Linn will fire him up. I just know it.
Commented on Blazers Sign G Steve Blake to 2-Year Deal on Jul 10 2014, 1:28p - 2 replies
I think I could pretty much write it for him by now.
Commented on Blazers Sign G Steve Blake to 2-Year Deal on Jul 10 2014, 1:24p
Yes, I do give him credit for that, he is a stand up guy.
Commented on Blazers Sign G Steve Blake to 2-Year Deal on Jul 10 2014, 1:24p
Blake is the first domino. Now it begins.
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 1:22p
Mo may have already said no to what the blazers had on the table. For they same or close money, why wouldn't he prefer
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 1:21p - 1 reply
Is McMillian the only coach, who, the further back he gets in the rear view mirror, the worse he looks?
Commented on Blazers Sign G Steve Blake to 2-Year Deal on Jul 10 2014, 1:13p - 5 replies
You mean he developed as he got more experience? Who could have imagined such a thing could happen?
Commented on Blazers Sign G Steve Blake to 2-Year Deal on Jul 10 2014, 1:11p - 1 reply
I would have preferred Mo too, but I'm not sure the decision was in Portland's hands.
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 1:09p - 1 reply
Considering what the fanbase has put themselves through this offseason, I am seriously considering being out of the country next offseason
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 12:58p
Nothing and more power to them if they have the stones to pull it off. Players aren't indentured servants.
Commented on Freeman: Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge To Pass On Contract Extension This Summer on Jul 10 2014, 12:22p
I'm kind of amazed that the players association doesn't have a problem with that kind of conflict of interest.
Commented on 2014 Free Agency Buzz: LeBron James Returns to the Cavaliers on Jul 10 2014, 1:13a - 1 reply
I disagree with the premise that free agents are the path forward for the blazers, except indirectly, in that tradeable contracts can be bundled to bring back significant value if you are
Commented on Free Agents and the Trail Blazers on Jul 10 2014, 1:02a - 1 reply
That has not actually been confirmed by anyone involved.
Commented on Free Agents and the Trail Blazers on Jul 9 2014, 11:03p
Because it will be easier to trade an expiring contract of a middling, aging, player than trading one with two or three more years on it.
Commented on Free Agents and the Trail Blazers on Jul 9 2014, 11:02p - 2 replies
It seems like Wade is the one left twisting in the wind though, he walked away from 40+ million of guaranteed money
Commented on Free Agency Buzz: Mavs Make Big Offer to Chandler Parsons on Jul 9 2014, 9:55p - 1 reply
Agreed. Deep end of the pool. Go.
Commented on Can Will Barton Play Point Guard? on Jul 8 2014, 10:04p
Channing Frye just signed for 8 m a year at age 31. LMA will get a max deal, if not from the blazers then from someone else.
Commented on Freeman: Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge To Pass On Contract Extension This Summer on Jul 8 2014, 6:54p
Well, yeah, but all five teams aren't going to lose two of their top four during the playoffs, someone will be position to take advantage.
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Slow Steps Forward on Jul 8 2014, 2:50p
Not saying the Blazers should count on anything like that, but stuff happens, and you can't be ready to walk through that door if you are
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Slow Steps Forward on Jul 8 2014, 2:48p - 1 reply
I didn't mean to imply that they drop off the face of the earth, but if they lose Ginobli or Parker, they're no longer invincible.
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Slow Steps Forward on Jul 8 2014, 2:47p - 2 replies
It's also true that the Spurs are one injury away from being mere mrotals and two injuries away form being good but ordinary.
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Slow Steps Forward on Jul 8 2014, 2:36p - 1 reply
Signing players with tradeable contracts for all the available exceptions over two years will create opportunities
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Slow Steps Forward on Jul 8 2014, 1:08p
Minority opinion here, but while I would love to see a championship someday, it's not the main reason I watch basketball
Commented on Portland Trail Blazers: Slow Steps Forward on Jul 8 2014, 12:34p - 5 replies
If Mo goes, I think I'd just as soon throw CJ and Barton into the deep end and see if they can swim. It might cost them a few games, but I think
Commented on Free Agency Buzz: Mavs Make Big Offer to Chandler Parsons on Jul 8 2014, 12:28a - 3 replies
He's done. Really, he is.
Commented on Blazers Free Agency Thread: Boris Diaw Re-Signs With Spurs on Jul 6 2014, 11:09p
Best available yes, but a legitimate seven footer with a good outside shot doesn't get the MLE if he's anything
Commented on Comparisons for Blazers' BAE Point Guard Options *Update in comments* on Jul 5 2014, 11:45p - 1 reply
Monroe is a needle mover, Hawes is not. Hawes is just the BE flavor of the month.
Commented on Comparisons for Blazers' BAE Point Guard Options *Update in comments* on Jul 5 2014, 9:07p - 1 reply
It's hard to imagine a draft class with less potential than the Nolan Smith draft, but the Blazers have managed it this year.
Commented on Blazers Free Agency Thread: Boris Diaw Re-Signs With Spurs on Jul 5 2014, 8:56p
Yeah, next summer is wide open, even then, I'll bet Leonard, if he shows some progress, will stick around.
Commented on Analysis: Portland Trail Blazers Agree To Sign UFA C Chris Kaman on Jul 5 2014, 1:29p
That scenario doesn't seem all that unlikely.
Commented on Analysis: Portland Trail Blazers Agree To Sign UFA C Chris Kaman on Jul 5 2014, 12:51p
McBob isn't taking i year. So if you use T Rob in a sign and trade so that you can get your MLE back, what player is out there that you can sign with the MLE
Commented on Analysis: Portland Trail Blazers Agree To Sign UFA C Chris Kaman on Jul 5 2014, 11:34a - 2 replies
It's only overpaying if someone else better is available for less.
Commented on Blazers Free Agency Thread: Boris Diaw Re-Signs With Spurs on Jul 4 2014, 10:37p
If he goes, he goes. It will be sad but that doesn't make it possible to do stuff that can't be done this year.
Commented on Blazers Free Agency Thread: Boris Diaw Re-Signs With Spurs on Jul 4 2014, 9:49p
Right, the set up is a contingency plan in the event LMA leaves. If he stays it will be trades, exceptions and the draft to
Commented on Analysis: Portland Trail Blazers Agree To Sign UFA C Chris Kaman on Jul 4 2014, 9:01p
I'm calmer than you are.
Commented on Blazers Free Agency Thread: Boris Diaw Re-Signs With Spurs on Jul 4 2014, 8:53p - 1 reply
You meet him if you think he's the best you can get, that doesn't mean you think he gets you to the next level.
Commented on Blazers Free Agency Thread: Boris Diaw Re-Signs With Spurs on Jul 4 2014, 8:38p - 2 replies
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