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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
[quote]no one is arguing that BI has failed to be a consistent defender in this league, literally that was the thesis of this discussion that you attempted to interject into multiple times to try and argue[/quote] All I've ever said is that he needs to try more and he'll be good enough, but I don...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
[quote]No one is debating that BI has so far lacked the want for it, that was literally the thesis of my argumen[/quote] Same here. I really don't understand why you're so angry about this. Is it because you got out over your skis about how good he was defensively in LA? It's ok. It happens t...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
[quote]he was literally a plus defender last night, so again, you are simply wrong.[/quote] Garrett Temple was literally an excellent 3pt shooter last night so anyone who says he isn't is simply wrong. [quote]the only question with BI is does he?[/quote] We have 5+ years of evidence he doe...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
Yes. I have an opinion that he won't be a plus defender. You disagree. Great! People can have different opinions. [quote]doubling down [/quote] lol. You said multiple times Ingram had been a plus defender in LA and that that point "wasn't debatable." Then I shared a link that detailed how Ingr...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
lol. You're incredible, my man. Just make sure you are back responding after one game where he is a disaster on defense. Yes. He played really well tonight, just like that one game v Kyrie in Feb 2019. Let's see if he can do it consistently. He hasn't been able to do it in 5+ years. Again, I t...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
Hart is a good piece, but they have to try to get something out of Murphy. He's cheap for the next few years and can be a great value as CJ ages and Zion reups. Way too early to close the book on him [quote]best course might be draft BPA (assuming you keep a pick) and just let things continue to ...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
I agree that Zion is probably the better bet, even though his height/reach is not ideal. If you've got so so perimeter defenders, you need back end help to clean up the mess. And that doesn't mean Zion needs to be a Gobert or Draymond, but just in the right place at the right time often enough to he...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
[quote]mean this isn’t really debatable though, he was a good to very good defender in LA. It’s simply a matter of will, effort, and priority. Lebron was in his arse about defending in LA and the Lakers had him out there guarding guys like Kyrie: LINK[/quote] It's not debatable because you hav...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
[quote]Which is why even moreso with BI, he needs to step up defensively for this project to work[/quote] Right. The only difference here is you think he can step up and be a plus defender. I don't, but also don't think he needs to be. Just try off ball and within the scheme. If does that, I thin...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
[quote]Before Kerr, and Kerr year one, the Warriors hid Curry defensively, than told him, listen, if we want this team to reach its potential you need to step up defensively too.[/quote] The Warriors had a top 3 defense during Mark Jackson's last year and in Kerr's first year they had the best de...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
And if you can get Zion/Ingram to give a damn, that opens up some interesting lineups down the line. What can you put around Zion/Ingram/Herb if those first 2 care? Herb at the 5......
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
When I say average, he just needs to care more and not fall asleep constantly. Going from where he is to that would be huge. Curry comp is weird. He's above average. He works hard, executes the scheme. He's just small. And the Warriors understand his limits and built a roster to cover them. If yo...
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re: Josh Hart with 23 points in his Blazers debut - corndeaux
Ingram should be better, but I don't see him as ever being much more than average. And even if Ingram improves, it is going to be hard to play McCollum/Graham/Valanciunas together much and expect to have a defense that isn't a tire fire. And that's before adding Zion back to the mix. I like th...
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re: 2021 NBA Trade thread BREAKING: Bagley to Pistons in 4 team deal - corndeaux
Does Westbrook have to be involved for salary matching? I think Philly sells Simmons and the farm this summer for Lillard/Embiid Portland can go Simons/Simmons + their own first, maybe the Pels, and get a rebuild really going. ETA- or Morey continues his love affair with Harden. I'd take Li...
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re: 2021 NBA Trade thread BREAKING: Bagley to Pistons in 4 team deal - corndeaux
That whole article is just fascinating. Great look at all the angles teams/players can play. The Jody Allen stuff is on point. She may have all the $$, but she fundamentally doesn't give a shite about the team. And Ziller had a different take this AM. He went back to when the Blazers sold Ger...
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re: Griffin’s Best Move - corndeaux
And if you want to argue the Pels should have opted for a slower rebuild around Zion, Ingram, Garland, great. That's a reasonable choice they could have made, which had its own risks and rewards The end of the day, Zion being out is the single biggest problem the team has. When he plays, they...
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re: Griffin’s Best Move - corndeaux
[quote]It’s called hedging your bet. Better odds of one of them working out. Cavs had no reason to draft Garland after just drafting Sexton[/quote] Again, ignoring the reality. There was not the 30mpg rookie Garland got with rebuilding/tanking Cleveland on a Pels team that had Holiday, Ball, Redd...
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re: Griffin’s Best Move - corndeaux
[quote]They are a winning team that is enjoyable to watch and easy to root for[/quote] And the Pels have been right there when Zion is actually healthy. His health is frustrating, for sure. And if you want to be mad at Griffin for Zion's health not being as good as Tatum's, have at it...
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re: Griffin’s Best Move - corndeaux
[quote]So you saying Balls past injury history with the Lakers and his dads desire for him to be in a big market for the big baller brand is hindsight?[/quote] No. These were known issues. What's 20/20 is saying Ball was never going to stay or work out, ergo they should have drafted his replaceme...
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re: Griffin’s Best Move - corndeaux
[quote]they got Tatum and brown for pierce and garnett [/quote] Great picks and inspired choices. James Young and trading for Kyrie not so much. [quote]not sure why you’d use that example[/quote] because [quote]have had some shitty luck otherwise[/quote] Which is the entire point. Ce...
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