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MikeToronto
Toby wrote:
Oh totally, Blazers on a rampage lately. Might get the small market powerhouse Finals matchup we've been hoping for. Portland vs. Toronto. It'd be the least watched NBA finals in history, but who cares what everyone else thinks. It'd be some awesome basketball. About Lillard in the nba draft... just don't look back. Never ever regret a draft choice. It can be forever haunting. Blazers have the token earmark of the worst draft choice of All-time... (Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan). Wishing your team made the better decision is a non-functioning time machine of regret and dispair. Just watch the game in front of you, cheer and swear a lot. Buy some team gear and represent your squad. That's all a good NBA fan can really do.


Not really looking back at all. Just pointing out that I was a Lillard fan even before he got drafted, that's all. Plus, unlike MJ, Raps didn't have a chance at him or Barnes as both were taken 6-7 right before we settled for Ross with #8.
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Northern Neighbour
MikeToronto wrote:


Not really looking back at all. Just pointing out that I was a Lillard fan even before he got drafted, that's all. Plus, unlike MJ, Raps didn't have a chance at him or Barnes as both were taken 6-7 right before we settled for Ross with #8.


Most of us were hoping some team ahead of the Raps would take Drummond and, thus, have Barnes or Lillard available at #9. Worked out for Portland.
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elT
Northern Neighbour wrote:


Most of us were hoping some team ahead of the Raps would take Drummond and, thus, have Barnes or Lillard available at #9. Worked out for Portland.


I'm happy we didn't end up with Drummond. Lillard being out of reach is one thing but imagine being stuck with Drummond on top of it? At least Ross was fun and ended up indirectly solving the PF spot for us. 
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MikeToronto
elT wrote:


I'm happy we didn't end up with Drummond. Lillard being out of reach is one thing but imagine being stuck with Drummond on top of it? At least Ross was fun and ended up indirectly solving the PF spot for us. 


I think Drummond would have worked out nicely with this roster. When it's all said and done, he is a better basketball player than Ross.
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Northern Neighbour
MikeToronto wrote:


I think Drummond would have worked out nicely with this roster. When it's all said and done, he is a better basketball player than Ross.


I don't think he would have because he's not a great offensive player (very limited actually) and not the best screener. He's a good defensive player and an outstanding rebounder, though, but he doesn't provide much if anything more than what the Raps currently. Plus, how would he and JV have worked together if the team drafted him? That would have been the equivalent of Colangelo drafting Bargnani to play next to Bosh.
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LKeet6
JV and drummond makes NO sense. Either we wouldn't even consider drummond, or we would've given up on JV. It just wasn't happening.

Ross didn't pan out, but it was was a good enough of a drafting, that we got ibaka (had to give up a bit more) for him. People may not love ibaka and JV, but getting those two for 5th, 9th and 25th (approx) picks is WELL above average for the nba...

edit- i just went and looked at each draft and what happened with our pick that went to orlando, and i MASSIVELY stand by my statement. We nailed it coming out with JV and Ibaka from those three scenarios...(lots of teams missed on klay and leonard, JV ended up way better than 3 above him, literally NOONE until green at 35th, kuzma woulda been pretty sweet i guess...)
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MikeToronto
I agree with JV/Drummond front court not being a good option. I am just saying that Drummond ended up being a better player than Ross, that’s all.
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Northern Neighbour
.750!
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LX
Northern Neighbour wrote:
.750!


A beautiful thing. Memories of getting all giggly over hitting the .600 mark so many years ago now, seem a little like just being halfway up a hill and looking at the base of a mountain.. I did say it was just the beginning back then mind you. This is more fun than I could imagine though.
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MikeToronto
LX wrote:
A beautiful thing. Memories of getting all giggly over hitting the .600 mark so many years ago now, seem a little like just being halfway up a hill and looking at the base of a mountain.. I did say it was just the beginning back then mind you. This is more fun than I could imagine though.


Think of 0.500 as a Base Camp. 0.600 as Camp 1, 0.700 as Camp 2.

We are getting closer to Lhotse wall (1st place in the conference and a top seed in the East). Then getting to the ECF would be like The Deathzone, and then - The Summit. 😉
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Pzabby_2nd
MikeToronto wrote:


Think of 0.500 as a Base Camp. 0.600 as Camp 1, 0.700 as Camp 2.

We are getting closer to Lhotse wall (1st place in the conference and a top seed in the East). Then getting to the ECF would be like The Deathzone, and then - The Summit. 😉


Nice!
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moremilk
MikeToronto wrote:


Think of 0.500 as a Base Camp. 0.600 as Camp 1, 0.700 as Camp 2.

We are getting closer to Lhotse wall (1st place in the conference and a top seed in the East). Then getting to the ECF would be like The Deathzone, and then - The Summit. 😉


reference is completely lost on me, am I outdated, or not old enough though?
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LX
You probably don't climb mountains.
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moremilk
LX wrote:
You probably don't climb mountains.


no, but at least it makes sense now 😉
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MikeToronto
moremilk wrote:


reference is completely lost on me, am I outdated, or not old enough though?


It’s a description of stages of assault on Mt. Everest.
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