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Watching this kid develop makes up for all the losses. There were times in the last two games that he was absolutely a dream to watch. Yes, he makes silly mistakes, but better he make them now and learn from them then ride the pines and be worthless to us down the road.

The future definately looks bright for the Blazers if they keep these guys around (Telfair, Pryzbilla, Zack, Darius, Vicktor, Travis)
 

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I couldn't agree more. He is making stupid mistakes, but that's just something rookies do. Especially rookies straight out of HS.

Anyone else see his line tonight? 16 pts 10 ast. That's good numbers for anyone, not just a rookie. This kid is going to be an all star, along with a few others on this team. We just have to give it a little more time.
 

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Towards the end of the telecast one of the guys said that freshman point guards don't even have success in the NCAA. For him to be playing as well as he did tonight is specfreakintacular.
 

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Towards the end of the telecast one of the guys said that freshman point guards don't even have success in the NCAA. For him to be playing as well as he did tonight is specfreakintacular.
Yeah only 2 freshman have ever been the Starting PG's of NCAA title teams, Bibby his freashman year and some dude in 1908.
 

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Yeah only 2 freshman have ever been the Starting PG's of NCAA title teams, Bibby his freashman year and some dude in 1908.

but is he over 6' tall and does he have a jump shot?
 

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Watching Telfair is what makes this team tolerable... Telfair, Viktor, and Travis...

When Bassy goes out and Damon is at point I stop watching... I just can't take it... Damon is so bad. It's not easy to say that about someone who scored 27 points tonight, but I just really hate how Damon plays the game.
 

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Sebastian is developing so nicely. Who else is seeing him getting higher assist numbers and taking the ball to the hole better? He is going to be one Hell of a PG.
 

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That pass he made to Pryzbilla was one of the better passes I've seen all year....
 

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He really is coming along.

I dread when he leaves the game.

Last night was his best game all year - by far. He controlled the tempo of the game and dictated our offense. He got the ball in places people could score.

He played PG.

While the commentators gave the game ball to Stoudamire for scoring ... I think he was one of the major contributing factors that helped us lose that game (he and Patterson). I'd have given the game ball to Telfair.

Play.
 

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I really enjoy watching him. This summer IMO, is a very important summer for him. He can take the ball to the hoop against most players, but if he can't consistantly hit that 18-20 ft shot, players will play off of him and his turnovers will stay high. He really does have some great quickness.
I also don't see his size a factor at all this season. Maybe others have seen it in games I have missed, but he sees to hold his own. Actually, it appears like he is getting his hands on more balls and getting more steals. Maybe it just appears that way. I haven't been looking at his stats.
 

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Bassy has done a very good job of (a) hitting open jumpers and (b) penetrating and kicking.

Teams clearly still don't respect his perimeter shot, and that's causing big-time spacing issues, but that's part of the growing pains and we just need to keep our fingers crossed that next year he'll be better and really burn teams for dropping off him.

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I'm glad I was in attendence for his first career double double :banana: ! The pass to Outlaw and the end of the 1st quarter was just wow. I didn't think we would get such a good shot off at the end of a quarter. He was hitting his jumper pretty well as well. Too bad he wasn't paired with Outlaw in the backcourt for more time :cry:
 

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The jump shot will come. How long has it been since we've had a pg that knew how to lead a team? Finally!

10 assists on a team that can't shoot to save it's life.
 

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The jump shot will come. How long has it been since we've had a pg that knew how to lead a team? Finally!

10 assists on a team that can't shoot to save it's life.
I'm not sure if this is a team that can't shoot to save it's life anymore. Viktor is a much better mid-range shooter than people realize. Same with Travis. And Shareef is a solid outside shooter.

If Miles, Ruben and Zach aren't playing (and DA) this actually isn't a bad shooting team. They're just young, and inexperienced.
 

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but is he over 6' tall and does he have a jump shot?
Telfair needs to develop a mid-range jumper (if not 3 pt) to be an elite PG, there's no way around that. I'm not sure his height is as big a deal. Right now, when he goes to the whole it's all jammed up because defenders aren't worried about leaving their man--plus defenders sag off him because most nights he can't hit open shots. I watched Earl Boykins last night create havok for the Blazer defenders. At 5'5", 135 lbs he's as small as they come. I believe he would be exposed more, if it weren't for Carmello. My point? I don't think Telfair can become elite w/o help. I think the Blazers need a SG or SF like a Ray Allen (someone who can fill it up and who can get to the basket) to help spread the floor. I think he would be at his best as the 3rd scoring option behind Zach, and elite SG/SF.
 

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I'm not sure if this is a team that can't shoot to save it's life anymore.
We still lack a really good shooter......A Ray Allen, Quentin Richardson, Manu Ginobili is something that this team needs and none of those guys you listed can even hold a candle to some of the best shooters on other teams.....
 

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Zach isn't a bad midranged shooter. Hes much better then patterson and everyone else you put on your list hap. Before Zach went down he had the midrange move down. where he would do a high post. turn around and if he has space shoot it and if he didnt he'd do a spin move to the basket
 

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I don't think you'll find a whole lot of disagreement - one of the Blazers' biggest needs is a reliable pure shooter who won't get eaten alive on defense (Stoudamire's not a bad shooter, but we all recognize his defensive liabilities).

I don't know that we need someone as all-fire fantastic as Ray Allen or Rip Hamiton, but if we had someone like Jon Barry, at least, it'd make life a lot easier for everyone else... not least of all, Sebastian Telfair.
 

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We should have never gotten rid of Wes Person....
 
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