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Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Jedi Gunny, May 4, 2009.

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  1. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    If he keeps it up during the season, he'll be a force.
     
  2. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    So what does everyone think about how the starting lineups should go? There's been a lot of talk about the RAMBO configuration (Roy, Aldridge, Miller, Batum, Oden). However, it was apparent during the preseason that Roy's and Miller's games don't work as well together as the Blazers would hope. So I think they should go with the BOBAR lineup (Batum, Oden, Blake, Aldridge, Roy). Saving Miller for the second unit makes more sense because he works much better with Rudy as his shooting guard than he does with Roy.
     
  3. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Getting Aldrige to sign long term is nice. I would think they would start with A. Miller first. He could be a nice second unit scorer. I'm sure it will take a few real games to get a better idea. That is if the refs don't call 50 fouls a game.
     
  4. Jedi Gunny

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    Sounds like the regular refs just got the contract they were looking for, so they should be working the season opener.
     
  5. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well, the new version of RAMBO (Roy, Aldridge, Miller, Blake, Oden) seems to be working very well so far as a starting unit. I don't know if this will wind up being a permanent starting 5, but it is an experiment worth trying out. The victories against the Spurs and the Wolves were quite impressive.
     
  6. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I went to the Hawks game last Tuesday. They didn't start Miller in that game. I am glad they figured out to start Miller. About time.
     
  7. timmoishere

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    The Blazers have traded Travis Outlaw and Steve Blake to the Clippers for Marcus Camby. This is a really great move for the Blazers, because it fills the gap at center, and also removes the roadblock we have at point guard and small forward. Kevin Pritchard truly is a god among NBA GMs.
     
  8. BaronFel88

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    It's hard to argue about Pritchard, but considering there are so many dumb GMs (like over half the league) it's not that hard to look good. Especially when trading with Mike Dumbleavy. :p
     
  9. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Mike Dunleavy was a smart man 10 years ago for inventing "Hack a Shaq." What happened in those intervening 10 years?
     
  10. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yep, good trade for PDX. Camby needs to stay healthy and keep getting those 14+ rebound games.
     
  11. Jedi Gunny

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    Sub-par stat line for Camby's first game in a Blazer's uniform: 2 points (on a quick bucket), 7 boards, 5 turnovers, 3 blocks

    The points, rebounds and blocks were still pretty good, considering that Camby never has been much of an offensive player, but the turnovers really hurt the team (although they still lost by 20 to Boston). Still a long ways to go before he gets comfortable with the system.
     
  12. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    It's the curse following the Blazers blowing a 15 point lead to the Lakers, in L.A., in game 7 of the 2000 WCF.:p

    [hl=purple]2008-2009 L.A. Lakers: World Champions![/hl]:cool:
     
  13. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Wow, that game sucked last night.
     
  14. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    The portland/Utah game was awesome, I don't know which game you were watching.
     
  15. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Double post
     
  16. BaronFel88

    BaronFel88 Jedi Knight star 7

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    You're looking at it from a neutral standpoint, Juli. I don't think you'd be thrilled if the Mavs blew a lead at home like the Blazers did in the second half.
     
  17. Jedi Gunny

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    Nice win for the Blazers over the Lakers in L.A. on Martell Webster's 3 free throws wth 3.1 seconds left in the game. Almost lost it there, but were saved by some bad free throw shots from Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant.
     
  18. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The last minute of this game was very painful to watch, however. Almost as painful as that win over the Wizards a few weeks ago.

    But hey, at least we won both of them.
     
  19. Rogue...Jedi

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    A lot of close games are tough to watch when your favorite team is involved :p
     
  20. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    But there were a lot of "OMG WTF!" moments in the last minute of that game. Andre and Martell making bonehead fouls, Kobe and Fisher missing a bunch of free throws, not grabbing the rebound when Kobe missed his second, etc. Then the L*kers had to make their own bonehead move by fouling Martell at the end.

    Not that I'm complaining, but the last minute of the game seemed more like an amateur pickup game than a bunch of professionals.
     
  21. Rogue...Jedi

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    Yikes. Not what you expect out of NBA players.
     
  22. Jedi Gunny

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    It was certainly intense to watch. I was shaking my head when Fisher went to the line, and then felt relieved when he missed that shot. It really was a riveting ending, but it also felt a bit strange and unnatural. However, a Blazers W is a W.
     
  23. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Man oh man, what did Marcus Camby eat last night? He was definitely our savior last night, as he has been every game since we traded for him.
     
  24. Jedi Gunny

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    Yeah, he has been really good in his stint with the team.
     
  25. Jedi Gunny

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    Game 1 win over #3 Phoenix last night. Blazers almost gave up the game in the final minute, but were able to hold on. Andre Miller had 31 points, and Camby had his usual rebounding/blocks game. His missed dunk that would have put it away earlier ended up not being as much of a factor, but I couldn't believe it when he missed.
     
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