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Do you think with how Kanter is playing that it’ll affect Nurk once he comes back healthy? Kanter has been really balling out of his mind lately, but most importantly, Blazers have been WINNING. If anything, it’ll be a minutes split between the two. Is that even worth it?

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1 hour ago, lanyabatt said:

Do you think with how Kanter is playing that it’ll affect Nurk once he comes back healthy? Kanter has been really balling out of his mind lately, but most importantly, Blazers have been WINNING. If anything, it’ll be a minutes split between the two. Is that even worth it?

I got both so I plan to leave Nurkic in the IL for a week then see from there. Kanter already had value even when Nurkic was playing

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6 hours ago, lanyabatt said:

Do you think with how Kanter is playing that it’ll affect Nurk once he comes back healthy? Kanter has been really balling out of his mind lately, but most importantly, Blazers have been WINNING. If anything, it’ll be a minutes split between the two. Is that even worth it?

I think Kanter will keep getting the bulk of mins for a while after Nurk comes back. Maybe something like 20-22 for Nurk n 26-28 for kanter. Theres just no reason to shake things up with how well they're playing, plus with how fragile Nurk has been why force starters mins on him. Maybe as it gets closer to playoffs theyll start to shift more to Nurk, but they should be happy they got this badass center tandem, and should keep taking advantage of kanters great play. 

 

I'm also curious to see how they handle GTJ when CJ comes back. I imagine they might not be as cautious with CJ compared to Nurk? Either way they gotta find consistent 30 mins for GTJ when CJ is back, hes avg just under 20ppg over last month.

Blazers looking real good lately.

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12 minutes ago, gregp said:

I think Kanter will keep getting the bulk of mins for a while after Nurk comes back. Maybe something like 20-22 for Nurk n 26-28 for kanter. Theres just no reason to shake things up with how well they're playing, plus with how fragile Nurk has been why force starters mins on him. Maybe as it gets closer to playoffs theyll start to shift more to Nurk, but they should be happy they got this badass center tandem, and should keep taking advantage of kanters great play. 

 

I'm also curious to see how they handle GTJ when CJ comes back. I imagine they might not be as cautious with CJ compared to Nurk? Either way they gotta find consistent 30 mins for GTJ when CJ is back, hes avg just under 20ppg over last month.

Blazers looking real good lately.

  

12 minutes ago, gregp said:

Theres just no reason to shake things up with how well they're playing,

They're playin well not because of frickin Kanter, but because of Dame... he's been on 🔥
He's giving his best 110 % effort night in night out... Lillard needs help a s a p otherwise he'll burn out soon enough. And that help is in the form of Nurk 4sure... and later on it'll be CJ (when he gets back from injury)

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27 minutes ago, gregp said:

I think Kanter will keep getting the bulk of mins for a while after Nurk comes back. Maybe something like 20-22 for Nurk n 26-28 for kanter. Theres just no reason to shake things up with how well they're playing, plus with how fragile Nurk has been why force starters mins on him. Maybe as it gets closer to playoffs theyll start to shift more to Nurk, but they should be happy they got this badass center tandem, and should keep taking advantage of kanters great play. 

 

I'm also curious to see how they handle GTJ when CJ comes back. I imagine they might not be as cautious with CJ compared to Nurk? Either way they gotta find consistent 30 mins for GTJ when CJ is back, hes avg just under 20ppg over last month.

Blazers looking real good lately.

Sounds like you think they should just bench Nurk and CJ for Kanter and GTJ lol

Blazers aren't winning the chip with Enes and they know it. They need to mesh their ideal 5  together before the playoffs or they're toast. Chemistry is important and they won't magically achieve that by injecting Nurkic into the starting lineup just before the playoffs.

But I also I think (and hope) GTJ will have a steady, sizeable role even when CJ is back.

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18 minutes ago, Stefan said:

  

They're playin well not because of frickin Kanter, but because of Dame... he's been on 🔥
He's giving his best 110 % effort night in night out... Lillard needs help a s a p otherwise he'll burn out soon enough. And that help is in the form of Nurk 4sure... and later on it'll be CJ (when he gets back from injury)

Lol obv they're playing well cuz of Dame. Hes a legit MVP candidate. But I just wonder if rushing to shove high usage guys like CJ or even Nurk into the mix will ruin the chemistry they have going rn.

No doubt CJ and Nurk are game changers. At some point theyll both come in a help Dame n Co, but just doesn't seem like they NEED it right now.

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12 minutes ago, rush007 said:

Sounds like you think they should just bench Nurk and CJ for Kanter and GTJ lol

Blazers aren't winning the chip with Enes and they know it. They need to mesh their ideal 5  together before the playoffs or they're toast. Chemistry is important and they won't magically achieve that by injecting Nurkic into the starting lineup just before the playoffs.

But I also I think (and hope) GTJ will have a steady, sizeable role even when CJ is back.

That's not at all what im saying. I'm saying theres no need to rush those two guys back. Atleast not right now.

When CJ is ready, he obv gets the starting job back over GTJ. But Trent needs to continue to get big mins, whether that's taking mins from DJJ or Melo or hood, w/e. Trent is prob they're 3rd best Off weapon after dame/cj.

I do think they should consider Nurk coming off the bench for the first week or so, just kinda ease him in. He just seems so fragile they should wanna slowly ramp him up for playoffs. Either way, whoever is starting, a timeshare might not be the worst idea, atleast see how that goes and who is playing well.

As long as Kanter and Nurk are both getting 20+ mins they should both produce and help Blazers win.

 

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11 minutes ago, gregp said:

No doubt CJ and Nurk are game changers. At some point theyll both come in a help Dame n Co, but just doesn't seem like they NEED it right now.

It seems like they don't need any help. but I think they do... otherwise Dame will
A1) burn out (not a biggie)
A2) get injured (biggie)

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34 minutes ago, canilogon said:

Dame is good and is paid. He will not be holding up a championship trophy but can exchange for money

Remember HULU does have live sports

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Kanter is a capable starting center, rebounds well, can give you 10-15 pts a night, isn't a complete liability on defense like he was a few years ago, but Nurk is the whole package, so he will undoubtedly start when he returns, albeit with some restrictions.

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He looks thinner since being off.. i think trainers took the time to revamp his cardio ... dame is going to need to rest on the second half of the season.. with CJ and Nurk potentially back after the all star it'll take the work load off of him. He should see high usage... then again i'm praying lo cause i drafted this guy for the first time... 

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11 minutes ago, Monkeyking69 said:

He looks thinner since being off.. i think trainers took the time to revamp his cardio ... dame is going to need to rest on the second half of the season.. with CJ and Nurk potentially back after the all star it'll take the work load off of him. He should see high usage... then again i'm praying lo cause i drafted this guy for the first time... 

I look at his game log last year.. and man.. makes my mouth water

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4 minutes ago, maxim730 said:

I look at his game log last year.. and man.. makes my mouth water

That's why people were grabbing him high those numbers albeit a small sample size were juicy but he looked the complete opposite earlier this season. Can't wait to see him back

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21 minutes ago, maxim730 said:

I look at his game log last year.. and man.. makes my mouth water

Lol when i drafted him 3rd i thought i got a steal... considering i was gunning for vuec.. I looked at those stats from the year before he was my safest option as a late 3rd.. still waiting on that reward

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7 minutes ago, squidthunder said:

So, what's a good guessing date for his return. I read that both Nurkic and CJ will be reevaluated in 5-6 days. If you have to bet, when do you see him returning to the court?

Where did you read this about Nurk?

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