As of now we're tied for 1st place with every other team in the league
You are not authorized to post a reply.
  1. riverman
    riverman
    Posts: 1431

    Posted 10/26/2012 11:44 PM

    I'ts crunch time for the coaches to plug the gaps in our squad with solutions...er..defense and passing efficiency. Will Ronnie Price be in game shape for opening night? Will Meyers Leonard bounce back and look more intimidating with his new battle scars, crooked nose or lumpy forehead? Will Barton become the sparkplug off the bench we want him to be and will we make 3 or 4 passes to the post before jacking up 3s? Right now we're neither above or below anybody else and it's showtime to bring it against the team that the media has almost already crowned as champions. Here's to Stotts unveiling his bag of offensive tricks and Kaleb whipping our defense into shape in practice! Who are the double digit scorers on our bench? I think the pressure is now squarely on the coaching staff to show what they plan to do to succeed with the new-look Blazers! Beat LA!!!
    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. D Licious
    D Licious
    Posts: 199

    Posted 10/29/2012 8:44 AM

    We really need to play good to survive these first 3 weeks of games... we have some doozies on the sched

    Will Portland make the plaoffs closing games with Hickson, LMA, Batum, Mathews, Lillard?
    Can LMA can become the next Dirk?  Is Lillard is durable for 82 games?  
    Can Mathews and Batum hold down the 2-3 on D and can either one play off the dribble for Stotts?  Will Mathews and Batum both net 40% for threes? 
    Who will step up and defend the rim?... Can our 4headded monster Hickson, Freeland, Jefferies, Leonard be enough to defend the rim and protect the rim and window clean the defensive glass?
    Who will lead us off the bench on the wings? Claver? Sasha? Barton? Babbit?
    Back up point? Price? Smith? trade?

    Bring on the LAKERS I'm glass half full


    I am a fan of Billy Ray Bates
  1. jivefield
    jivefield
    Posts: 12

    Posted 10/30/2012 2:48 AM

    Neither Mathews nor Batum have strong off the dribble games,they shouldn't try to be what they're not. Lillard looks like he can create his own,Aldridge & Hickson as well...Blazers have three guys that can get their own shot consistently,thats all.
    I am a fan of Batum taking fewer three's and dicovering the mid range!
  1. D Licious
    D Licious
    Posts: 199

    Posted 10/30/2012 8:36 AM

    Posted By jivefield on 10/30/2012 2:48 AM
    Neither Mathews nor Batum have strong off the dribble games,they shouldn't try to be what they're not. Lillard looks like he can create his own,Aldridge & Hickson as well...Blazers have three guys that can get their own shot consistently,thats all.

    Maybe they haven't showed it in the past for Nate's boring stand around half court sets, but I'[m thinking under Stott's running the show we develop both Batum and Mathews games.. they are just pups still so much room to grow

    It won't be lack of playing time this time for Nic and Mathews that's for sure... time will tell but this year we could see an entire dif team than we are used to seeing.... I just hope we can defend and be in the top 10 in Opp FG% and rebound, if we do that our offense will stay in a lot of games.

    I am a fan of Billy Ray Bates
  1. Blazer247
    Blazer247
    Posts: 591

    Posted 10/30/2012 10:27 AM

    Agreed with DLicious, while we haven't seen much from Nico or Wes off the dribble I think this year we're going to see some surprising development... those two guys, specifically, are incredibly driven to improve. It's just gonna be a matter of practice and putting it in a game situation consistently.
    I am a fan of BLAZER BASKETBALL. Not drafts, not business, not trades, not David Stern. Just BLAZER BASKETBALL.
  1. commontongue
    commontongue
    Posts: 1864

    Posted 10/30/2012 10:31 AM

    D Lish thats the Gospel. I liked Nate but his offensive scheme ammounted to our parking our ferrari's and racing our Prius'. The more responsibility giving to Matthews and Batum, the better i think they'll respond. They werent called upon to create in the past, now they will be. Wesley has already shown us glimpses of what he can do with the ball in his hands attacking the rim. Batum, i love this kid. Ive been dreaming of the day that he comes off of a curl and releasing the rock, and he did it against Denver i think. We need more of that from him. At least four of those a game. He's no Ray Allen but if he knocks those down consistently,he'll definitely have to have a handle on putting the rock on the ground and driving to the rack or dishin to open shooters. Go Blazers !!!
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. riverman
    riverman
    Posts: 1431

    Posted 10/30/2012 10:40 AM

    common, if I remember correctly LaMarcus crashed his ferrari going to a game last year and Mike Rice drives a Prius..oh no!
    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. D Licious
    D Licious
    Posts: 199

    Posted 10/31/2012 8:20 AM

    Game Day
    BEAT LA!

    and use our 4headed monster to foul the efff out of Howard... man he sucks at the line I don't even think Chuck Person is going to help
    I am a fan of Billy Ray Bates
  1. riverman
    riverman
    Posts: 1431

    Posted 10/31/2012 10:10 AM

    This game is ours for the taking! Destroy the Lakers
    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. D Licious
    D Licious
    Posts: 199

    Posted 11/01/2012 9:10 AM

    Can't really hate on Batum after last nights game, our 23 year old investment looked primed to me
    I am a fan of Billy Ray Bates
- Hide
   
  
 
 
   

    Recent Discussions

  1. Blazers quiz

    Started by cm_flippin on 04/02/14 at 10:49 PM

    There are many questions and you don''t have to register, you can continue as a guest. Didn''t know about Sporcle though, thanks.

  2. Free Agency 2014 + Aldridge's Comments

    Started by NickPitherUK on 02/18/14 at 6:57 AM

    We won''t have the cap space to sign any of those guys
  3. What happened

    Started by benh7777 on 02/12/14 at 10:22 PM

     

    The Blazers were winning!  That is the key word, were.  Blazers are living proof that you can live and die by the jumper.  Lately it has been dying.

     

    Thank God they are 19 games over 500.  Mayb...

  4. Spencer hawes

    Started by jamsmashers on 02/13/14 at 1:03 PM

    Hawes will be a hot commodity by the trade deadline, I would think the sixers could find a better offer.

    However, I do believe Mo Williams could have somewhat of  a high trade value. Olshey needs to make a deal to get a big man while we...

  5. Oh Forum

    Started by cmeese47 on 02/11/14 at 2:39 PM

    How I miss you. I want to take this time to appreciate the Blazers not appreciating the fans. 

  6. Great Article - Portland Issues

    Started by Tim Morrissey on 02/09/14 at 11:19 AM

    Portland Trail  Blazers: 9 Subtle Things Wrong with the Blazers

    Started by Tim Morrissey on 02/09/14 at 10:46 AM

  7. Andrew Bynum

    Started by David Cassaro on 01/07/14 at 1:42 PM

    Yeah and now Blazers have zero interest in Bynum. I really thought he was worth the small risk. If anything he would be at the end of our bench and we use him as a sub. Hopefully we do make some type of trade for a quality back up center. Right no...

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  ... 
Active Forums 4.1
NOT LICENSED FOR PRODUCTION USE
www.activemodules.com
The latest from
Everybody
RipCityHappens updated their fan statement / aaronkoelsch joined group Season Ticket Holders / cm_flippin commented on Blazers quiz / kathymcc uploaded new photo / NickPitherUK updated their scrapbook / Qualab and RipCityRevival are friends now / daddy updated their Starting 5 / MJB uploaded new video /