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    definitely thought you meant nick collison. I worry he wouldnt work as a 2 guard. If he is coming in he will need about 30min a game, which a lot would be with lillard. I would rather spend the couple extra and get mayo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC27 View Post
    definitely thought you meant nick collison. I worry he wouldnt work as a 2 guard. If he is coming in he will need about 30min a game, which a lot would be with lillard. I would rather spend the couple extra and get mayo.
    I think he and Lillard can spend enough time at two guard to make it work. I am not sold though same as you. Just floating a probably reasonably priced option.

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    Espn is reporting stuckey is put on the inactive list because the organization is unhappy with him and Detroit may trade him. Even though his play has been a bit down, he would be awesome for us. Back up PG/SG (he is 6'5". Has decent range. Only 26. Yes he can be a bit erratic at times. But he would solve a lot of problems.
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    Only issue is his contract. If we could dump freelands 3mil and price 2 mil then we would only lose 3.5 from our cap space this summer.

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=arb2hw8

    Finish the season with Leonard Aldridge Jeffries freeland and call up someone or sign. Most likely get a lotto. And have our dynamic bench scorer for next year already tied up and have enough money to blow on a center

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    I also like chandler parsons as a FA next year. shouldnt be TOO expensive. He is a perfect rotational guy. I really think this is a 4th seed in the WC next year, and room to grow because we are so young. Stuckey only has 2 years left, so if he doesnt work out he can be a trade chip in his final year.

    Lopez/Leonard
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    Batum/Parsons
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    Lillard/Stuckey
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    Not bad but not sure how feasible. I imagine Houston, who likewise has a ton of cap space, will retain Parsons with a rather sizeable contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shen View Post
    7 games in D-league he averaged 9 foul shot attempts a game! Freaking amazing. He is only playing 3 minutes game for Mavs but his PER is over 15. He is D nightmare for opposing teams. Disrupting passing lanes, tipping passes left and right. Put him with Mathews, Barton, and Batum and that unit get's at least a steel a minute and gives up fewer then 2 points a minute not counting C.
    I'll pass on that trade,
    Hickson is playing great for Portland and is a double/double machine and if the Blazers kept him and upgraded the ctr position he would be an outstanding sixth man and he could get decent time at the PF and ctr position as a backup.
    If the Blazers trade him he has far better value than a journeyman backup and a D league standout/rookie.
    Lots of teams will be willing to make a far better trade for an big that can score and rebound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazerman View Post
    I'll pass on that trade,
    Hickson is playing great for Portland and is a double/double machine and if the Blazers kept him and upgraded the ctr position he would be an outstanding sixth man and he could get decent time at the PF and ctr position as a backup.
    If the Blazers trade him he has far better value than a journeyman backup and a D league standout/rookie.
    Lots of teams will be willing to make a far better trade for an big that can score and rebound.
    No team has an legit interest in Hickson. No team is willing to offer anything substantial, that and a second round pick is actually a stretch in what we can get. He has played great for us but teams just are not interested, they just don't trust him and don't want him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazerman View Post
    I'll pass on that trade,
    Hickson is playing great for Portland and is a double/double machine and if the Blazers kept him and upgraded the ctr position he would be an outstanding sixth man and he could get decent time at the PF and ctr position as a backup.
    If the Blazers trade him he has far better value than a journeyman backup and a D league standout/rookie.
    Lots of teams will be willing to make a far better trade for an big that can score and rebound.
    For what Hickson will likely receive in FA, that would be a lot of money to pay a 6th man that isn't a wing player. I like what Hickson has done this year, but I can't wrap my head around him staying unless his market is just not there. My hope is that Portland can find a scoring sixth man, a legitimate backup PG, and some defensive specialists. Portland can find a big that plays defense and rebounds decently for a much cheaper price than what Hickson will demand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Not bad but not sure how feasible. I imagine Houston, who likewise has a ton of cap space, will retain Parsons with a rather sizeable contract.
    Yeah that's very true. I really like the idea of stuckey if we can include a couple contracts like claver and/or price.

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    Holy ****. Drummond. the two best players so far have come outside of the top 5 picks. If drummond was getting 30min a game, it could be conceivable he would be leading ROY ladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradyIsTheMan12 View Post
    For what Hickson will likely receive in FA, that would be a lot of money to pay a 6th man that isn't a wing player. I like what Hickson has done this year, but I can't wrap my head around him staying unless his market is just not there. My hope is that Portland can find a scoring sixth man, a legitimate backup PG, and some defensive specialists. Portland can find a big that plays defense and rebounds decently for a much cheaper price than what Hickson will demand.
    See I don't think the Blazers are going to just find a replacement for Hickson who will play nearly as good as he is for us. He's 6th in the NBA in rebounds despite only playing 29 mins a night. Aldridge is not a good rebounder and we need a strong rebounder next to him or else we'll get crushed on the glass. A decent rebounder won't get it done. Heck, Aldridge and Leonard are a terrible duo at boards thus far.

    Last year we were 25th in rebounds. Hickson is playing great for us. His value to us now is worth way more than what we could get for him via trade. Let him test FA, if nobody is willing to trade anything of value for him nobody is likely to sign him to a big deal. You can't have it both ways.
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    What it comes down to IMO is, are we willing to set $7.6 mil aside during FA and only have $7 mil to spend. 2nd round pick is not a stretch for hickson. We dont know if no teams are interested. We may be asking too much. or teams are scared of his ability to block trades. His agent is fielding the calls not the blazers.

    I honestly think Robin Lopez will be cheaper than $8mil and have a bigger impact defensively. If hickson comes back for about $5 mil then 6th man would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    See I don't think the Blazers are going to just find a replacement for Hickson who will play nearly as good as he is for us. He's 6th in the NBA in rebounds despite only playing 29 mins a night. Aldridge is not a good rebounder and we need a strong rebounder next to him or else we'll get crushed on the glass. A decent rebounder won't get it done. Heck, Aldridge and Leonard are a terrible duo at boards thus far.

    Last year we were 25th in rebounds. Hickson is playing great for us. His value to us now is worth way more than what we could get for him via trade. Let him test FA, if nobody is willing to trade anything of value for him nobody is likely to sign him to a big deal. You can't have it both ways.
    I'm not trying to kill Hickson because I like his hustle, but his rebounding numbers are ballooned. I don't remember which advanced stats group did the study, but they said Hickson is one of the more overrated rebounders in the league. If he gets top big money, then that's a lot to pay for a guy who can't create his own shot consistently, and will always be a liability defending the 5 (also the 4). If he were a better defender, then I would be more inclined to agree with retaining him...

    As for finding the right complement, I agree that it isn't an easy thing to do. However, I wouldn't overpay for Hickson because of this issue. Olshey has a lot of money to play with, and it is his job to find a guy who can rebound and also defend the paint. That's why getting Hibbert would have been awesome, but that didn't work out obviously.
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