Ric Bucher: Trail Blazers After Iguodala
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 11/15/2010 8:00 PM

    Should Portland Acquire Andre Iguodala?
    Yes-By Any Means Necessary (14)
     12%
    Yes-Only If Batum Is Kept (74)
     66%
    No-Too Much Long-Term Salary On The Books (24)
     21%



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    I keep hearing Portland and Dallas are the best possibilities because those are deep-pocket teams not afraid to take on another big contract to get a smidge better. Don't forget the new CBA is coming. That's putting a drag on deal-making.
    Honestly, I really don't know what to think about the team right now. There are so many factors to determine which direction this team should head in. I mean, first and foremost, can Roy ever become what he once was? Or will he be relegated to being a spot-up jump shooter and facilitator? The CBA. Will there be a hard-cap in place, similar to the NFL? If so, I'm not sure a 4-5 year deal at 12+ million a year for Iggy would be the wisest of transactions with Oden and Batum's extensions looming in the near future. Finally, who would we have to give up? One would assume, young players, picks and expirings would have to be sent East.

    In the end, if we can acquire him without giving up Nic, then it may be a deal too sweet to turn down. Look at how well a combo of picks, expirings, and young players worked out for LA when they nabbed while Iggy isn't on Gasol's level and probably more of a 2nd star than the franchise player,  Portland could be dangerous down the road with a healthy Oden, Aldridge, the maturation of Batum, Wesley and Dante off of the bench, Iggy on one wing, and B-Roy on the other. I mean, we are locked into LA and Roy's deal for another 4 years after this one, so why not make the most out of it? What say you?
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 11/15/2010 8:14 PM

    With all due respect, I believe that Oden will be moved and may be part of this deal...if in fact there ends up being validity to it.  The Blazers will have to come up with a considerable amount of cash come seasons end should they decide to keep GO.  I'm not convinced they have it, especially with these latest developments with Roy.  As I've said, the BIG PICTURE is what concerns me most.  The long term.  I can only hope that there is language in Roy's contract protecting the franchise in some regard.  If not, MAJOR problems.  AI wouldn't come without giving up a name in return.  I don't really feel that he is worth one of our "names" personally, though I would like him in scarlet, black, and white.  As bad as this may sound, PA may be worried about filling the Garden...AI would go a long way in helping do that.  As you say though D, only if it doesn't mean giving up a name.  I just don't see room for his contract with the Batum and Oden contracts looming large, a max contract and a near max deal (LA) already on payroll.  One of the four would have to go.
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 11/15/2010 8:23 PM

    Ya'll thinkin' the Blazers still have a chance to win the heavyweight belt or something? Because with Iguodala on this team...you would
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  1. Methuselah
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    Posted 11/15/2010 8:33 PM

    Has he just come back from an injury, do we need more of that?
  1. Derek Thompson
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    Posted 11/15/2010 9:01 PM

     like Ike's game, cause he has active legs and a fearless attitude on the floor'
    I'd be willing to give up B Roy cause I think hes a Super Star but he keeps us from running. But we gotta keep Batum. I think Igoudala wouls fill Roy's position admirably if we run the floor
  1. biged1230
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    Posted 11/15/2010 10:08 PM

    wow how soon we turn on our players, last year b/roy was the only player that was absolutely not available. Now this guy wants to trade him for Andre Igusomething, un fing believable. Thank God Travis is gone so he won't have to be everyone's whipping boy anymore. Maybe you think we should trade owners or the coach or maybe our brodcasters are not as cool as the  ones in LA or Boston. You fair weather fans make me sick. If you want to find fault with anyone it should be the NBA itself with the horrible job of making the whole thing fair for all teams not just LA and Boston. The officiating in the NBA is Bush league the ymca refs are better than these guys.
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  1. blazersforlife234
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    Posted 11/15/2010 10:26 PM

    I'd do it. We need something new on the team. But I wouldn't trade Batum or Roy.  I think a deal of Andre, some picks, maybe uro players, and maybe Rudy could work. I could throw in Babbitt but I don't think we've seen enough of him yet to give up on him.  This guy would really help our team though. 
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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 11/15/2010 10:54 PM

    My problem with this is where is he going to get minutes? Roy healthy he isn't getting much minutes there. Only place is SF spot. If we keep Batum, that means they share minutes. With guys like those on your team you have to give them minutes. If this is true, I'm seeing Batum being apart of it..and I don't know how I feel about it. Iggy isn't really a good shooter from the 3 land last I remember, and spacing and 3 pt shooting is one of our biggest problems.
    I am a fan of B-Roy and LaMonster!
  1. BR7_Fan
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    Posted 11/15/2010 11:30 PM

    My concerns are minutes as well. I would rather the team take it slow and really plan this out before making a big move. I think its too early for trade talks, everyone is at Defcon 1 ready to hit the trade button 11 games into the season. 
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  1. Kaanyr Vhok
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    Posted 11/15/2010 11:50 PM

    Posted By Derek Thompson on 11/15/2010 9:01 PM
     like Ike's game, cause he has active legs and a fearless attitude on the floor'
    I'd be willing to give up B Roy cause I think hes a Super Star but he keeps us from running. But we gotta keep Batum. I think Igoudala wouls fill Roy's position admirably if we run the floor


    The extra 6 to 10 fastbreak points would barely make up for the long offensive rebounds that you get when you run much less Roy's production in the halfcourt and thats even a stunted Roy.
  1. kenny c.
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    Posted 11/16/2010 1:28 AM

    Rudy and Oden can Go now. Why, because Rudy seems to have fallen off in production, sucks at Defense, his contract is up, and he doesn't want to play in the NBA. Oden should be let go because he seems as if he will never get and stay healthy. Iggy can bring some pop in scoring. miller and iggy have played together so that's a bonus, they will  not need to have to a feeling out stage. I think a starting five of ( miller,camby, batum, iggy, L.A.) could be an up tempo team (if nate takes the leash off) and could give team fits. ROY needs to sit this season or drastically cut his minutes, so sit him or bring him off the bench. I think we should try to get him here, I already have a nick name for him Iggy pop- you know like POP!!!!! you just got dunked on, which Roy won't be doing anytime soon or if ever.
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  1. barnettfan
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    Posted 11/16/2010 6:06 AM

    I voted no. Unless we trade Rudy and Matthews. He also has some foot/feet problems Planatar Faciitis, little outside shooting and poor foul shooting. Makes most of his points at the rim, good rebounder and good passer. good vertical leap. If we got him he could get his minutes in Batums/Millers spots not sure he would like that right now.
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  1. Kim~
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    Posted 11/16/2010 9:00 AM

    Why ? How would he help our center situation?  No thanks , I don't believe everything I read.
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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 11/16/2010 10:32 AM

    Posted By kenny c. on 11/16/2010 1:28 AM
    could be an up tempo team (if nate takes the leash off)

    Nate has been pushing the guys to run. It's not his fault we don't run more often, it's the players on the court. You can see Nate on the sidelines telling the guys to push the ball up faster, but for some reason we just don't do it on a consistent basis.
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  1. ripcity4life025
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    Posted 11/16/2010 11:13 AM

    Yes! in a heart beat.  We'd probobly have to give up joel thatll be the only down part but when oden gets back it'll be all good.  Iggy brings to much to the table to turn down.  He's not a number 1 guy but in Portland behind Roy when he gets healthy he'd be great.
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  1. kenny c.
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    Posted 11/16/2010 11:58 AM

    I agree bertram about your nate comment and I have seen the same. I guess What I was saying was that if we got someone that could play faster Like Iggy, Nate could  totally restructure the offense and create an "up tempo" offensive culture. I think your right that the team is part of the problem, except A. Miller, but Maybe this is learned behavior that has become our culture over the last couple of years. If we get a group of players who like to attack the basket and that is what the offense is designed to do maybe the culture will change. I Don't know man I really just grasping here!!!!

    @ kim Do you think our center position will be made better when Joel gets back? If not what would you like to see happen
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 11/16/2010 2:04 PM

    Iggy and Batum on the break could be VERY reminiscent of Drexler and Kersey soaring through the air back in the day..that alone would be well worth the price of admission!
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  1. Fallen_Deity
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    Posted 11/16/2010 2:44 PM

    I love the idea but worry about center with Oden uncertainty and the ages of Joel and Camby
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  1. Napoleon7
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    Posted 11/16/2010 8:01 PM

    Iggy would be a great pick up.  I would like to see us go after him without giving up Roy or Batum.  I definitely can envision us running with a back court of Roy, Iggy & Batum.  All can handle the ball fairly well.
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  1. Tom Weaver
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    Posted 11/16/2010 8:02 PM

    Wasn't Rudy just extended two years??? If so, why not offer Rudy (dirrect Flight to Spain), Mills, Freeland (in England) and the N/O pick or other picks. This year draft is gonna be weak, so no major loss unless PDX can swap the N/O pic and their own for a future 2013 better first round. This would free up two roster spots, allow us to put Jeff Pendi back on our roster so he doesn't get away and allow Mathews to shine more like he did tonight.  
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  1. Tom Weaver
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    Posted 11/16/2010 8:10 PM

    Maybe PDX should just stand pat, cuz they did look the best they have looked all season tonight. Add in Joel next week and Big GO after the first of the year and look out! BRoy should get fixed now to prevent future damage. He will have extra time to rehab with the strike shortend season next year. Wes looks like a much better and stronger player than B-Roy at this point of the season. He seems to be under control, very competitive and not afraid to take it to the hole. A great improvement over Bayless. I was very impressed with his interview after the game on the NBA chanel. Very articulate speaker, yet a team player kind of guy...Much like a Chip Kelly attitude;)
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  1. cransford24
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    Posted 11/16/2010 9:45 PM

    We shouldnt do it.  Just let Matthews play a lot while roy is injured.  He is a perfectly capable player and can actually run the fast break and defend, unlike roy, so in some ways with matthews we are better than when roy is in.  Also I dont see iggy fitting in here since one of our main problems is taking advantage of open threes that we get from double teams on aldridge and roy, and iggy would not help that since he is a crappy three point shooter.  I like him but I just dont think he is the best fit.  I think that if we are going to make a trade it should either be for a big man who can fill in with oden out or a pg who can play off the ball better than Miller can.
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  1. Tom Weaver
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    Posted 11/17/2010 8:09 AM

    My thoughts exactly! Well said. This sight keeps changing my picture to others names and so on.. is there a problem with the sight????
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 11/17/2010 1:05 PM

    Does Wesley's performance last night even make Iggy necessary if he can continue to play like that?
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  1. Tom Weaver
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    Posted 11/17/2010 1:30 PM

    The best thing is that Wes is already ours and was just given the opertunity to show us just how good he can be if not better than Iggy. I say leave Philly alone and play ball. It could end up that Brandon is the new trade bait????
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  1. GuitarJ111
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    Posted 11/17/2010 2:41 PM

    I'd say maybe if he wasnt banged up already this season.  Although, who would we let go?? Andre has been carrying this team for a while now along with LA (this year anyways) . If WM continues to play like he did last night while covering for Roy then obviously we dont wanna get rid of him.  We shouldnt even be thinking of getting rid of Batum.  Rudy has also been pretty decent this year.  I just dont see anybody worth trading for somebody who hasnt felt good for a game yet this season.   I think unless its trading somebody for a  good center, we shouldnt even think about it!!    


    Sixers' Iguodala: 'I haven't felt good for one game yet this season'

    CLEVELAND - After what was one of the most fulfilling adventures in his basketball life, Sixers swingman Andre Iguodala has struggled in the early season like he never has before.

    For last night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Iguodala was in street clothes for the third time in six games with tendinitis in his right Achilles'. It is an injury that cropped up earlier this season, though Iguodala can't really pinpoint when, and forced him to miss the second half against Cleveland on Nov. 5.

    Iguodala earned a gold medal this summer as the starting small forward for Team USA at the World Championships in Turkey. He returned not long before embarking on training camp and soon was sidelined with a sore shooting wrist. When he missed a game because of the Achilles' on Nov. 7 against the Knicks, it snapped a streak of 252 consecutive starts.

    To say the least, it's been a rough beginning for Iguodala under new coach Doug Collins.

    "I was talking to him [yesterday morning] and he really feels like he's been banged up all season," Collins said. "Whether it's been his wrist or whether it's been his Achilles'. I told him, 'You've got to get yourself right.' There's no reason to come back for one game or two games and not be yourself and then be back out for four or five games or whatever. He's got to get healthy, that's the whole key. I think from his standpoint it's a little disconcerting when you've played your whole career and you've only missed about seven games or so. He told me this morning when we spoke, 'I have not felt good for one game yet this year.' "

    So, as great an experience as it was for Iguodala to garner gold, was it worth it?

    "I don't want to blame USA basketball," said Collins, a silver-medal winner in the controversial 1972 Olympics. "There's no question those extra games and that extra time does wear on your body. That's the fine line that all the organizations are always walking. They all want their players to play and get that experience, but at the same time they want them fresh and healthy. It's that fine line you're treading. I love our guys playing USA basketball. I think most owners love that their players get that opportunity, but no question it is extra wear on their bodies."

    As for when Iguodala will return, Collins said that will be determined by how he is feeling.

    "Nobody knows their body better than the player," Collins said.

     



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  1. TayC
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    Posted 11/17/2010 5:26 PM

    All i have to say about this is, With the Trailblazers luck, If they acquire Iggy , his performance is not going to be at the caliber the fans expect out of him.
    And If alot of you guys say Batum is a "really good player"
    SO i believe Acquiring Iggy would put the Trailblazers in the Category of The Celtics and Heat for creating "super teams", and if you disagree with that statement then you must admit to Batum not being as good as he is promoted.
    I dont think Roy's career is done, not at all. I believe he is tired of doing most of the work. I also believe if this team finds its missing link, then Roy could actually rejuvenate his game.
    HOWEVER......
    The missing link is not in the SF position. 
    This team does not need another "averaged sized guy" most of this team is between 6'4 and 6'9
    I believe SO STRONGLY that this team, Portland, needs a strong Center, the type Oden is when he plays, or a PG, one who knows how to run an offense, and a guy who can score with ease. EASE!

    You guys are literally turning on your players, Roy is now the Antagonist to the team, why?
    He gave both his knees for this team, and now he is spoken of with such high regard.....
     He is a perfectly capable player and can actually run the fast break and defend, unlike roy, so in some ways with matthews we are better than when roy is in. 
    Wesely is a 2nd year player, and to say that is just horrible.
    Roy plays Defense, in that Clipper game this season he had 9 rebounds, and like 4 steals, not to mention the 22 pts he dropped with a FAT 3pt buzzer beater.
    I we need to get creative, stop running the same lame offense, Nate is turning into Mike Brown, he has  acast of all stars but has a  horrible script.
    Going after Superstars is not whats going to save this team, and thats something every single one of you would of said to me about 4 months ago. 
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  1. Herr
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    Posted 11/17/2010 6:21 PM

    Dre and Dre?  I like.  I say we go after him.  Joel, Dante, and Rudy for Iggy?  That'd be a great for both teams.
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  1. drjamima
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    Posted 11/17/2010 7:53 PM

    Well now with Greg gone, how hard does Portland go for a move to get someone like Iguodala?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 11/17/2010 9:17 PM

    Good question drjamima..was just going to ask. Do we throw all of our eggs into a "win-now" basket, using the expiring contracts we have to make a move for another all-star quality player or play it out with the guys we currently have on the roster?
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  1. cransford24
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    Posted 11/17/2010 10:18 PM

    I dont think we need iguodala, but I am going to be pretty pissed off at Cho if he doesnt make any big deals this season since we now have Pryzbilla (7 Million), Andre (7 million), and Oden (6.5 million) with expiring contracts which are worth quite a bit these days in the nba.  Thats like 20 million in expiring contracts which can be used as trade bait to aquire a superstar.  At the very least I think the Blazers need to trade for a capable center who does not have a history of injuries now that Greg is out, and if we are willing to take on a big contract that will be pretty easy for us since we have so many players with large expiring contracts.
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  1. cransford24
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    Posted 11/17/2010 10:58 PM

    Also we have draft picks that we can use in trades.  But like I said we have no need for Iguodala on our team right now, esspecially if it meens we have to give up the only guy on the whole team who can hit threes and defend with consistency (Batum).  We have no chance of winning it all anytime soon if we do not have players who can stretch the floor with their 3 point shooting ability and giving up Batum for iguodala would meen the only player on the team who is serious threat from outside would be Rudy.  If you look at the teams that have won it all the past few years they all have a lot of serious threats both inside and outside, and are very balanced teams.  The Lakers had Fisher, Kobe, Artest and Brown to shoot threes and draw the d outside, and they have Gasol, Bynum and Odom as their good post players.  The celtics have a similar type of lineup with lots of threats from both inside and outside.  So basically to seriously contend for a title the Blazers need multiple weapons from inside and outside, and giving away Batum for Iguodala would make the Blazers basically an only inside the paint team.  Also we already have Brandon, and Matthews at sg and therefore have no need for another shooting gaurd/small forward.  Like I said if we are going to make a deal it needs to be for a young point gaurd who can stretch the floor or a big man to replace Oden.
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  1. CharmCityBLA7ER
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    Posted 11/17/2010 11:24 PM

    Yea for picks, rights to victor claver, and expiring contracts of dre, luke babbit and rudy fernandez.  All are needed to make trade work.This will push Armon into that starting role and accelerate his growth the same way Westbrook learned by on the job training in the field, finally give Patty some pt.  Gives Wesley more time, and allows wesley and iggy to be able to take pressure off of LA and Roy. Plus we would have 4 lock down defenders on the perimeter Armon, Wesley, Iggy, and Batum.  We could choke opposing offenses.  And we could have a vicious fast break. And guess wat guys if Roy needs surgery then we could do it now and he could be ready to go by next yr and we could let the team mature while hes out and let him come back and still lead
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  1. Tom Weaver
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    Posted 11/18/2010 7:26 AM

    Portland doesn't need another 6'6 broken man. Wes and Andre will carry the team just fine. Mathews is a second year player who the other night looked like a ALL STAR. PDX is so Fat at the 6'6 sized guy... Mark Gasol would be a great guy to look at/work for or draft big this year and quit screwing around with guards.

    You guys want to throw away Miller, Dante and Pryz for Iggy.  Are you guys nuts???? We have Mills that we don't use which earned great hype during summer league and the Olympics. We also have another guard in Elliot Williams which is supposed to be good. Joe Freeland and Victor Clavier (Sp???) plus draft picks. 2011 draft has already been quoted as one of the weakest in recent memory for Big Men and other Blazer needs. Rudy is another guy in question... is he staying or going??? These are all good trade bait moves for a team looking to go younger and on the cheap. Especially with the a reduced pay strike looming around the corner.

    If Portland is creative, a Gasol could be had same with bringing in a 6'11 Kevin Love for the right pieces that we don't use and in many cases, money to boot almost always assures a deal.

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  1. blazereb
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    Posted 11/18/2010 1:46 PM

        OK, everybody we just need to calm down, this is not a time to jump to conclusions and make moves. I think that we all should stand back and take a long look at all of the options we have and who really is healthy and fits the team makeup from a staffing point. Look very closely at the entire medical and training staff, make the changes that have to make to keep our players healthy, and conditioned to play 120 percent each game. Are we sure that Nate is the right coach for this team he has shown that he has some difficulties during playoff time. The offense and defense does it make sense for the players we have standing, as I have read many time now from you the fan maybe he is not the man right now. Remember that Nate has a contract that is coming due also. Regarding the players yes we still need a big man – dynamic point guard – and a true rebounding / scoring power forward to play behind LA. I would very much like to hear from the fan base what do you think about the Blazer Staff?

     

  1. Tom Weaver
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    Posted 11/18/2010 8:57 PM

    MAKE A CHANGE
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  1. cransford24
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    Posted 11/19/2010 12:42 AM

    I don't think the grizzlies or wolves would be willing to give up Gasol/Love since both are arguably the best player on their teams.  But who knows.  These are two of the worst gm's in the nba we are talking about here and the grizzlies gave Pau away for next to nothing, so maybe the Blazers will get lucky with one of those teams.  But my guess is the easiest way that we can get a quality, young big would be from a team trying to cut salary to make room for Melo.  The Nets could be a good trade partner with us since they are wanting to do anything possible to make room for Melo.  We might be able to get derrick favors from them if we are also willing to take Devin Harris in a deal with them.
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  1. Stumptown
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    Posted 11/20/2010 12:07 PM

    word
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 11/21/2010 12:37 PM

    Any more news on this?
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  1. EowynAmarie
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    Posted 11/21/2010 2:27 PM

    I voted yes, but only if we keep Nico. I don't think anyone is worth sacrificing a core piece at this point. We still have not really seen these guys all play together (and no, I am not considering Oden here) for any amount of real time. Iggy would be a great pick-up, but I just don't see how we get him without giving up someone important. If we could get away with it though, that would be very good for us.
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  1. cransford24
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    Posted 11/21/2010 4:55 PM

    Posted By EowynAmarie on 11/21/2010 2:27 PM
    I voted yes, but only if we keep Nico. I don't think anyone is worth sacrificing a core piece at this point. We still have not really seen these guys all play together (and no, I am not considering Oden here) for any amount of real time. Iggy would be a great pick-up, but I just don't see how we get him without giving up someone important. If we could get away with it though, that would be very good for us.
    I think we probably could get Iggy without giving up Batum if we are willing to give up Pryzbilla or Miller, a role player and one or two of our draft picks.  But I still do not think we should pursue a deal involving Iggy since we have no need of someone with his skill set.  The only thing this team needs right now is an inside presence now that Oden is out and a young pg who can play better off the ball than Miller and who can shoot threes.
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  1. mario250775
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    Posted 11/22/2010 10:55 AM

    my vote: Yes-Only If Batum Is Kept

    He is good player but it hard to say if Iggy will feel good in Portland ?! now with all this injuries and with Roy who is questionable to be healthy on 100 % it is difficult to say YES or NO ... ?

    I am a fan of Portland Trail Blazers, RIP CITY !!!
  1. commontongue
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    Posted 11/22/2010 9:55 PM

    Unless Iggy grew 6 inches since i last saw him, no!
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. DHawes22
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    Posts: 6488

    Posted 11/23/2010 10:21 AM

    Yea, the more I think about it, the two positions of need for the future are point guard and center. With the recent play of Matthews in Roy's absence, he has proven to be deserving of huge minutes. Then we have the 21 year old Batum who is flourishing under his increased role. Finally, we still have B-Roy. So where are the minutes for Iggy? Roy's not a point. Wesley's not a point. And Iggy's not a point. Good player, but he just doesn't fit the position of need for us at the moment.
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  1. Fallen_Deity
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    Posts: 440

    Posted 11/23/2010 11:05 AM

    I would have said yes so many times over before I saw Wes play.  Wes is just as if not more complete a player and a lot cheaper than Iggy.
    I am a fan of competing til the final buzzer!!!!!!!!!!
  1. DHawes22
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    Posts: 6488

    Posted 11/23/2010 1:23 PM

    While Wesley is my fv. player, let's not get it twisted, Iggy is still the superior player..BUT I do think the gap is not as large as some may think it is and when you factor in adding in THAT much more salary, it really just doesn't add up for the Trail Blazers.
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  1. mastersolo3
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    Posts: 16

    Posted 11/23/2010 2:21 PM

    It would all depend on roys knee... iggy would give us a guy to go to down the stretch because of his driving ability and ability to create. the thing we need tho is someone to stretch the floor, iggy cant. even if we got him we would still need that shooter. if we are going to go after anyone it should be a center or shooter. all in all i say no, but i would complain if we did get him ( depending on who we gave up)
    I am a fan of being apart of the party in portland after we win the championship!
  1. Herr
    Herr
    Posts: 643

    Posted 11/23/2010 9:38 PM

    I would love Iggy on the team, but like some say, where would we put him?  I'd trade Mathews for him honestly.  but I think I said earlier on this thread that I'd give Rudy, Cunningham, and Joel (before the injury of Oden at least) for Iggy.  But, we obviously need Joel.  Maybe give some draft picks?  Put Mathews behind Roy and Iggy behind Batum.
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  1. Tim Sharp
    Tim Sharp
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    Posted 11/24/2010 1:53 PM

    I agree with this, we need another consistent, solid scorer that can put up 15 points a game or so. Not at the expense of losing Nicolas Batum however. I feel like we have a perennial all-star and hall of famer on our hands and giving him up would be a big mistake. While Iguodala isn't that much older I feel as if the Blazers can deal with giving up multiple players besides Batum to make this deal happen.
    I am a fan of Gerald Wallace Tearing It Up!
  1. TayC
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    Posts: 1804

    Posted 11/26/2010 3:59 PM

    I thought that Nicolas Was supposed to turn into the guy who does put up 15 pts a game, i mean why else has he remained the starter?
    Your starters should be able to get 10 pts a game if they were to get 5 touches a night. Ideally.
    We need our starters to be feared, to be taken seriously, i mean for all we know the other teams are relying on our inability to stay healthy.
    Take advantage of their health, while it lasts.
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
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