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  1. #1401
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Rosenrosen View Post
    His athleticism is always on display. But folks are now getting to see what a high IQ he has and what great decisions he makes with the ball in his hands. It all seems to come so naturally and effortlessly for him.

    With Zion playing in the PG slot, who the heck is gonna try to get up on him and guard him out on the perimeter? No one with any common sense. He’ll just bully them or go right by them. I love this development. It’s also gotta be hard to coach against because the Pels can effectively take a guard out of the lineup while retaining a very effective PG on the floor, making it harder for opponents to counter. I’ve been very critical of SVG this year, but I applaud his new vision and creativity with Zion.
    I would have liked to have seen Zion with the ball a little more when he was at Duke. Especially end of close games. I know RJ was good and so was Tre but come crunch time no one would have been better than Zion. But the ACC refs would have probably fouled him out on charges.

    GoDuke!

  2. #1402
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    Quote Originally Posted by jv001 View Post
    I would have liked to have seen Zion with the ball a little more when he was at Duke. Especially end of close games. I know RJ was good and so was Tre but come crunch time no one would have been better than Zion. But the ACC refs would have probably fouled him out on charges.

    GoDuke!
    I would like to have seen Zion ON THE COURT the last one-third of his college season.
    Sage Grouse

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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

  3. #1403
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    Quote Originally Posted by sagegrouse View Post
    I would like to have seen Zion ON THE COURT the last one-third of his college season.
    He was on the court in the NCAAT games and he played very well. Duke had 2 close wins and a loss(Michigan State). Duke beat UCF 77-76 and VT 75-73.
    I may be in the minority here but I had rather seen Zion with the ball in his hands than RJ. RJ was a very good player but Zion is in a class of his on.

    GoDuke!

  4. #1404
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    Quote Originally Posted by jv001 View Post
    I may be in the minority here but I had rather seen Zion with the ball in his hands than RJ. RJ was a very good player but Zion is in a class of his own.

    GoDuke!
    I feel pretty safe in saying that this is a majority view.

  5. #1405
    Gary effing Trent Jr. is ballin right now!

    17-19 7-9 3-3 7rbs 4ast +31 44 pts

  6. #1406
    Quote Originally Posted by dukelion View Post
    Gary effing Trent Jr. is ballin right now!

    17-19 7-9 3-3 7rbs 4ast +31 44 pts
    Career high?🤪😀

  7. #1407
    Quote Originally Posted by dukelion View Post
    Gary effing Trent Jr. is ballin right now!

    17-19 7-9 3-3 7rbs 4ast +31 44 pts
    Portland made a mistake in trading him.

  8. #1408
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    Quote Originally Posted by arnie View Post
    Career high?🤪😀
    Previous high was 31.
    Sage Grouse

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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

  9. #1409
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    The talent that came through Durham 2016-2019 😕 good grief

  10. #1410
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDevilStop View Post
    Portland made a mistake in trading him.

    https://www.blazersedge.com/2021/4/9...-blazers-trade

    On March 25th, 2021 the Portland Trail Blazers traded Gary Trent, Jr. to the Toronto Raptors as part of a package for veteran shooting guard Norman Powell. Since the exchange, both teams have expressed satisfaction with the deal. This week, Trent, Jr. did too.
    Appearing on the Open Gym video series, Trent, Jr. talked about his first impressions of Toronto in glowing terms. His statements included the sentence, “For the first time in my career, in the last three years, I feel like I’m wanted.”

  11. Portland is hook line and sinker on Lillard and McCollum. Doesn't leave as many shots for other perimeter players. After getting traded to the Blazers, Norman Powell's shot attempts have fallen from 13.3 season average to 12.1 on the Blazers. Feels like it should be more, but technically 9% fewer.

  12. #1412
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furniture View Post
    https://www.blazersedge.com/2021/4/9...-blazers-trade

    On March 25th, 2021 the Portland Trail Blazers traded Gary Trent, Jr. to the Toronto Raptors as part of a package for veteran shooting guard Norman Powell. Since the exchange, both teams have expressed satisfaction with the deal. This week, Trent, Jr. did too.
    Appearing on the Open Gym video series, Trent, Jr. talked about his first impressions of Toronto in glowing terms. His statements included the sentence, “For the first time in my career, in the last three years, I feel like I’m wanted.”
    Yeah, but they want him enough to pay him what he is worth? Gary is a restricted free agent. I would guess he will get offers in the $12-15 mil kind of range. Remember that he has really only been a starter level player for about a season or so. It will be interesting to see if Toronto wants to take him off the market early or if they will wait to see what other offers are out there.
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

  13. #1413
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    Article about the Pistons that compares Frank Jackson to the beloved Vinnie “the microwave” Johnson. That is the BIG TIME in Detroit.

    https://www.nba.com/pistons/features...scoring-threat
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

  14. #1414
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    Quote Originally Posted by roywhite View Post
    But Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, with starting point guard Lonzo Ball out with a hip injury, Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy decided it was time for a heavier dose of "Point Zion."

    "Tonight, we just decided we were going to play him at the point all night," Van Gundy said. "At least as long as he could go. He had the ball in hands all the time and the ability to make plays and everything else."

    The result was perhaps the best game of Williamson's career: 37 points (two off his career high), a career-high 15 rebounds and a career-high-tying eight assists, all in a 101-94 win.


    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...drive-away-win
    Here's the highlight package of all his baskets and notable plays
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0279zknn8ss

    What's crazy is that he is killing guys considered elite defenders in the NBA...Ben Simmons, Matisse Thybulle and older guys with big defense reps like Danny Green and Dwight Howard. Talk about making it look easy...my god.

  15. #1415
    Zion with 25 at the half vs. Cleveland. 10-14 shooting, 5-6 from the line, 4 reb, 3 assists.

  16. #1416
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleBlue View Post
    Zion with 25 at the half vs. Cleveland. 10-14 shooting, 5-6 from the line, 4 reb, 3 assists.
    ZW seems to be evolving into a pretty good basketball player.

  17. #1417
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleBlue View Post
    Zion with 25 at the half vs. Cleveland. 10-14 shooting, 5-6 from the line, 4 reb, 3 assists.
    Ended by with 38 points and 9 rebounds. Absurd

  18. #1418
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardlander View Post
    Ended by with 38 points and 9 rebounds. Absurd
    Also, WRT Zion, Brandon and New Orleans, let it be noted that the Pels came from behind to win in the 4th quarter.
    Sage Grouse

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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

  19. Quote Originally Posted by sagegrouse View Post
    Also, WRT Zion, Brandon and New Orleans, let it be noted that the Pels came from behind to win in the 4th quarter.
    give the ball to Zion seems to be a pretty good play for the Pels. To your point, BI's 2nd half stats were much better than 1st half, and Z's 2nd half stats were only slightly less absurd than the 1st half. The Pels seem to be closing games better lately. Perhaps a shift in focus on offense or additions or subtractions from the lineup explain this change...

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