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Trailing Blazers EP. 09: Dave DuFour of BBallBreakdown Talks Blazers, Paul George trade, and Offseason Moves

In this episode we discuss:

  • Dave believes the Blazers had a successful season, I mean they made the playoffs!
  • CJ McCollum’s growth as a defender- can he and the Blazers build on that?
  • Projecting the Blazer’s offseason and roster construction based on scheme
  • Terry Stotts and the Blazer’s offense- ball movement vs player movement
  • Breaking down playmaking from the post
  • Vonleh’s emergence- can he be the stretch four the Blazers need?
  • Brian Scalabrine in a time warp- he’d be amazing?! (really.)
  • Post play and how efficient it is
  • The ability to draw fouls and how it’s a skill
  • Tangent on officiating (you knew this was coming)
  • Can Dame and CJ be options 1 and 2 to lead this team?
  • Roster construction and the draft
  • How the Blazers have gone from controlling the market on shooting to having questions about it
  • Trading CJ for Khris Middleton, does that make sense for the Blazers and Bucks?
  • Is Thon Maker the next Giannis?
  • Scenarios for Portland that solve their issues without being lateral
  • Who is untradeable/untouchable?
  • Paying for future performance vs paying for past performance?
  • Revisiting last season’s free agency- should Portland have pursued Harrison Barnes?
  • Does Barnes still make sense for Portland?
  • Paul George to Portland? How realistic is it?
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