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Old 10-05-2006, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default Post your starting roster, tell us why?

PG: Jack (he is going to be one of the best all around PG's in the league this year)

SG: Roy (I cant believe I am saying this, but he sounds to be NBA ready, is a great scorer and he just makes the team better when he is on the court)

SF: Miles (if healthy)

PF: Randolph (lets face it, he is one of the better PF in the game, definatly the best on the Blazers)

C: Pryzbilla (Healthier and happier this year, plus very motivated to winning)

......off the bench...

PG: Dickau (actually splitting with Sergio depending on what the team needs during the game)

SG: Dixon

SF: Outlaw (unless Miles isnt healthy. This kid is ready to break out! He is going to play at a whole new level this season. Plays D, rebounds and still has that great finishing flare)


PF: This is going to be "bench-by-comittee", look to see Reaf, Outlaw and maybe even Maglore here.

C: Maglore
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:56 PM   #2
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your prediction is close, however, you forgot a one Mr. Martell Webster. As of right now he is the starting SF in training camp due to D. Miles nursing his injuries.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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Jack - Athletic and great court reader, good enough defender to get by
Roy - Who else is worthy to start? Juan Dixon...ROTFL
Outlaw - Give him a shot, athletic, great jumper, VC without a jump shot
Randolph - Closest to an All-Star this season
Przybilla - Capable to put up 20 and 12 if needed, shot block machine, better defense than Magloire

Spanish Chocolate - Watch the videos on YouTube.com
Dixon - Some shooting off the bench, lacks defense for a starter
Webster - See Dixon
LaFrentz - He gets paid a lot, so he better play
Magloire - Good center off the bench and would be better off the bench because he doesn't care about Portland. His contract is up so he's out to get his and only his.
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:09 AM   #4
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for me... i think starting Dickau will be better as the team needs scoring..

PG-Dickau
SG-D-Miles/Roy
SF-Z-Bo
PF-Magloire
C-Joel Pryz

big line-up for post efficiency... Z-Bo can run those mid-range jumpers more easily at the SF spot...

if Miles is unhealthy, start... Roy... anyway waht happened to Lenard??? he can start as well...
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:20 PM   #5
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that is way to big of a line up, we would be way to slow and would get burned on the fast break. i think it will be jack, roy, outlaw (they had a huge articel on him in the oregonion not to long ago about how he improved), z-bo, and pryz
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:43 PM   #6
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After the practices and the first pre-season game, I think i would have to make a change to my original lineup...

pg: Jack
sg: Roy
sf: Webster
pf: Outlaw
c: Pryzbilla

Randoph just continues to be a liability.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:48 PM   #7
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After the practices and the first pre-season game, I think i would have to make a change to my original lineup...

pg: Jack
sg: Roy
sf: Webster
pf: Outlaw
c: Pryzbilla

Randoph just continues to be a liability.

what do you mean, didn't randoph score 20pts and grab 7boards during the game? what did he do in practice?
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:43 PM   #8
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Anyone who says that Randolph is a liability to the team hasn't been following the Blazers very closely and must be just listening to media hype about sexual assault cases.

Randolph worked extremely hard in the off-season and has come back ready to go. He's leaner and seems more explosive during early play.

Starters would seem to be:

PG Jack (Dickau and Rodriguez will eat into this a bit, but Jack will get majority)
SG Roy (Majority of bench time to Webster, who will also play SF - Dixon minor minutes)
SF Outlaw (When Miles comes back, there will be a battle here - Webster should play a lot of time on court with Jack and Roy)
PF Randolph (Magloire/Aldridge playing backup)
C Przybilla (Magloire could move into this slot at any time - LaFrentz to get minor minutes)

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Old 10-18-2006, 03:14 PM   #9
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I am the first to admit that I was very optimistic about Randoph coming into this season. The work ethic and dedication seemed to be there. However, after 2 games I still see the same old problems: he cant pass out of the double team (he usually tries to throw up a shot anyway) and he takes bad shots (he should not be taking 18ft jumpers with 10 secs on the shot clock!!) When he stays in the low post and capitalizes on his opertunities, he is great, but he is too impatient and cannot find the open man when double (and sometimes even triple) teamed. Therefore he is a liability. He is trying, I will give him that, but he needs to play smarter...a lot smarter.
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Z-Bo had 27 last night
Martell put down 25
And Roy dropped 19 and 9

There is three of your 5 starters gauranteed.
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