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Re: Blazers need to trade McCollom
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2018, 07:06:55 PM »

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Can we please get back on subject and not turn this into yet another Cleveland/Lebron thread. Thank you

Re: Blazers need to trade McCollom
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2018, 07:38:35 PM »

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If you're a team with a top 10 pick, would you trade for CJ?

Also, if you'r Portland, would you trade CJ for, say, a pick in the 5-10 range?

CJ has always been an impressive scorer, but his FTA per game worry me, and the fact that he's so terrible at his FG %. His 3pt is 40.8%, but top 10 pick? Hmm... In this draft, I don't know..

I would rather take Mikal Bridges, who I believe will become the next best thing along with Doncic, Bagley, and Ayton.
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Re: Blazers need to trade McCollom
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2018, 09:13:18 PM »

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Their team has peaked and won't get better.  Lillard is beloved in Portland, so I don't think they trade him, but McCollum has a ton of value and they can use him to shed more long term salary and get out from tax hell (and still be able to retain Nurkic). 


So the teams that make the most sense to me are the Lakers (trade centered around Ingram and cap space), Sixers (Fultz, Covington, Bayless as main pieces), and Wolves (Wiggins and a couple of 1st's plus ability to take on at least Turner).  Cavs probably don't have enough even with BKN and their ability to take all of the Blazers bad contracts (Turner, Harkless, Leonard) as they would have to give back at least 1 bad contract.  Spurs don't have enough young pieces though he would be a great fit there.  He would be a good fit in NY, but again they don't have enough salary, though Frank N and their 1st this year is a good talent start.  Any one else make any realistic sense.   

I guess you're not the only one who thinks so.

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/4/20/17262290/portland-trail-blazers-damian-lillard-cj-mccollum-trade


Re: Blazers need to trade McCollom
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2018, 12:40:17 AM »

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Their team has peaked and won't get better.  Lillard is beloved in Portland, so I don't think they trade him, but McCollum has a ton of value and they can use him to shed more long term salary and get out from tax hell (and still be able to retain Nurkic). 


So the teams that make the most sense to me are the Lakers (trade centered around Ingram and cap space), Sixers (Fultz, Covington, Bayless as main pieces), and Wolves (Wiggins and a couple of 1st's plus ability to take on at least Turner).  Cavs probably don't have enough even with BKN and their ability to take all of the Blazers bad contracts (Turner, Harkless, Leonard) as they would have to give back at least 1 bad contract.  Spurs don't have enough young pieces though he would be a great fit there.  He would be a good fit in NY, but again they don't have enough salary, though Frank N and their 1st this year is a good talent start.  Any one else make any realistic sense.   

I guess you're not the only one who thinks so.

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/4/20/17262290/portland-trail-blazers-damian-lillard-cj-mccollum-trade
Loved this part from the article discussing the Portland defense

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Lillard and McCollum both still offer the resistance of a wet tissue.

Re: Blazers need to trade McCollom
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2018, 09:25:05 AM »

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Re: Blazers need to trade McCollom
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2018, 12:57:53 PM »

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Eh, teams don't want to play the Wizards in the playoffs. There's the chance they could get their act together at some point.

Nobody is afraid of Portland.

I like seeing them in the regular season, if you lose against them it's because you didn't play well, not because you got beat. They just don't have a high ceiling.

Re: Blazers need to trade McCollom
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2018, 08:19:30 PM »

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...and his team just got swept  :o

Ouch.