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Portland (16-18, Away: 2-13) at Toronto (18-16, Home: 11-6)
Game time: 10:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST

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I think the Blazers get road win #3. No real reason, just a feeling.

They've won the other 2 road games that I've made threads for anyway...
 

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Is there any team more offensively challenged than us right now?

Right now Dale and Q are being a spark...

47 - 41 Raps, Dale has 12, more than 25% of our points :eek:
 

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Earth To Zach.... the league has you figured out...

How many times have you been blocked today?
 

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63 - 50 Raps end of 3rd

Dale has 14 pts, 6 rbs

man we are stinking up the place... shooting is horrible, just horrible 19-64 from 2, 1-9 from 3
 

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83 - 72 Raps Final score

NBA.com boxscore

Absolutely pathetic shooting
32.5% FG 21.4% 3FG 65.4% FT

McInnis with 20, Dale with 15 pts 13 rbs

The GOOD... we only had 9 turnovers
 

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Fun Stats:

Derek Anderson- 0-10 FGs (open jump shots)

Vladimir Stepania- 0 rebounds in 13 minutes

Dale Davis- 15 pts, 13 rebs, 2 blks, 2 assts, 0 turnovers


Dang, you know, when Zach was playing so well in Nov-Dec, it seemed too good to be true. Seemed like he made every shot he took. And his stats were like no 22 year old had put up in 30 years. Now that the scouting report has been completed and faxed around the league, he doesn't even look like a worthy starter in this league. What happened to his rebounding? Cheeks used to say that we could get 20 pts out of Z-Bo without running a play for him. We ran plays for him all day today and he struggled to score 10. He's not working the offensive glass anymore. He's not getting to the line. He's just throwing up soft hooks that anyone can block now that they've studied his tape. Terrible. THIS is who we're going to build around?
 

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Yes, Zach is struggling. No, that doesn't change anything about the outlook for building around him (although, I've had reservations all along). The primary reason he is having such a tough go of it is because he has so little offensive help. Teams are able to put their center on him and bother the shot (much like teams used to do against Rasheed late in games), knowing Dale/Vlad/RBB/Slavko won't cause them matchup problems. On the other end of the floor, having a less mobile big front line against our defense doesn't matter, because we're not good enough to stop anyone regardless.

Get Zach some legitimate offensive help and I guarantee his effectiveness will shoot back up.

Can't say I'm surprised by DA...

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One of the saddest things? Dale Davis has gone from the 5th- or 6th-best player on the roster to start the season to suddenly look like the BEST player.

And he's done this after taking a snow break during the MN game.

:no:

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What good is it to surround Zach with "help" if he won't pass to that "help"?

Why are we building around a defensive liability whose offense has been scouted to a dead halt? We don't really know very much about Z-Bo, how he will deliver over a whole season and more, etc.

This is also a guy who punched a teammate in the face and drew large amounts of blood. Is Z-Bo worth it?

I'm no answering these questions. I'm just saying we need to consider them.
 

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Originally posted by <b>NathanLane</b>!

This is also a guy who punched a teammate in the face and drew large amounts of blood. Is Z-Bo worth it?

I'm no answering these questions. I'm just saying we need to consider them.
I think they're fair questions, but I think that in answering that, you need to consider the alternatives... this isn't a Bill Walton-or-Moses Malone situation, a Vince Carter-or-Tracy McGrady situation, or even a Magic Johnson-or-Paul Westhead. This is either build around a young, very productive PF or don't... I don't see any other direction the team COULD go at the moment.

The team SHOULD be figuring out what the value of ZR is around the league. They should for every player on their roster.

But Zach's cheap, effective, hard-working and liked by the fans. I doubt Portland could get enough value for him that it would be worth moving him.

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That was pathetic.

I can't believe I woke up early for that garbage.

I think the Blazers are last year's Bulls team. A 54 win team at home, but a 6 win team on the road.

Also remind me of the '76-'77 Sonics.

I don't know anymore... I'm about ready to give up on this season once and for all.
 

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I think the Blazers are last year's Bulls team. A 54 win team at home, but a 6 win team on the road.
If we can figure a way to pull that off, not only will we easily make the playoffs, but we'll nearly set a franchise record for wins! :)

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Originally posted by <b>Mattsanity</b>!
If Bonzi Wells was on the team, they would of SMOKED the Raptors
With DA and Damon combining to shoot 4-25.....Bonzi could scarcely do worse!
 

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Originally posted by <b>HearToTemptYou</b>!
That was pathetic.

I can't believe I woke up early for that garbage.

I think the Blazers are last year's Bulls team. A 54 win team at home, but a 6 win team on the road.

Also remind me of the '76-'77 Sonics.

I don't know anymore... I'm about ready to give up on this season once and for all.
Wow, how did the Bulls get to play that many home games? :D
 
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