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buckalis

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He's easily our funniest poster but now that he's blocked me and most others it's harder to get full entertainment value out of him
I haven't blocked you... I do think you are an idiot, but I only block "utter idiots"... Therefore there are only 5 in my block list...
 

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I haven't blocked you... I do think you are an idiot, but I only block "utter idiots"... Therefore there are only 5 in my block list...

I prefer "uber idiot", thank you very much.
 

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I'm guessing the label "idiot" is only applied by him to anyone who disagrees with him...

In which case, that's a compliment...

I am pretty sure I was first one blocked both times.

I am striving for “chief idiot”
 

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Basically, the whole list is crap... Other than trying desperately to underrate the Hornets, the Wizards, the Clippers, the Pistons, the Bucks and the Grizzlies future with no justification whatsoever based on young talent or financials, or assets, but by using "crystal ball" criteria and by diverting facts, he made it clear in the O/P why he made this thread...

If you added both the near term and long term ratings of each team the Bucks would have the highest total and yet, of course, you think they were underrated.

If I gave the Bucks an 11 out of 10 you would they they were underrated.
 

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Portland's future is bleak. Horrible. Disastrous.

Portland has the highest payroll in the NBA, yet they are wasting away Lillard's prime. The rarity you get for having one of the best guards in the NBA and you got no one around him. Portland saw Lillard's prime coming years before he reached it, yet they didn't do anything.

Sure they got Jurkic to try to build something, but lets be honest, Jurkic is a mediocre center in this league. Now all the players the Blazers tried to build around Lillard are hurt, as goes the Portland curse. But even healthy, those guys are nothing to write home about, they are good, but not great.

After last years WCF run, this past off-season was an opportunity for Portland to build off that and try and get a couple more pieces to elevate this team to not just make the WCF, but compete once there and they did nothing. Well, they made some moves but they in no way elevated this team.

Jurkic may come back some day, who knows when, but who knows if he even is nearly as decent as he was before his injury. He looks extremely skinny now and I am sure Stotts has him shooting 3's all day in preparation for his return.
 

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Portland's future is bleak. Horrible. Disastrous.

Portland has the highest payroll in the NBA, yet they are wasting away Lillard's prime. The rarity you get for having one of the best guards in the NBA and you got no one around him. Portland saw Lillard's prime coming years before he reached it, yet they didn't do anything.

Sure they got Jurkic to try to build something, but lets be honest, Jurkic is a mediocre center in this league. Now all the players the Blazers tried to build around Lillard are hurt, as goes the Portland curse. But even healthy, those guys are nothing to write home about, they are good, but not great.

After last years WCF run, this past off-season was an opportunity for Portland to build off that and try and get a couple more pieces to elevate this team to not just make the WCF, but compete once there and they did nothing. Well, they made some moves but they in no way elevated this team.

Jurkic may come back some day, who knows when, but who knows if he even is nearly as decent as he was before his injury. He looks extremely skinny now and I am sure Stotts has him shooting 3's all day in preparation for his return.
I would agree on everything but not on Nurkic... The guy is young and had a lots of potential to add more on his (already superb) game, just was unlucky and had that severe injury...

But usually, players don't come back to the same level they were before after such an injury, therefore one should consider the Blazers (or the Pacers for that matter) as they now are and then look to judge their future potential from what there is and not based on what might be...
 

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Portland's future is bleak. Horrible. Disastrous.

Portland has the highest payroll in the NBA, yet they are wasting away Lillard's prime. The rarity you get for having one of the best guards in the NBA and you got no one around him. Portland saw Lillard's prime coming years before he reached it, yet they didn't do anything.

Sure they got Jurkic to try to build something, but lets be honest, Jurkic is a mediocre center in this league. Now all the players the Blazers tried to build around Lillard are hurt, as goes the Portland curse. But even healthy, those guys are nothing to write home about, they are good, but not great.

After last years WCF run, this past off-season was an opportunity for Portland to build off that and try and get a couple more pieces to elevate this team to not just make the WCF, but compete once there and they did nothing. Well, they made some moves but they in no way elevated this team.

Jurkic may come back some day, who knows when, but who knows if he even is nearly as decent as he was before his injury. He looks extremely skinny now and I am sure Stotts has him shooting 3's all day in preparation for his return.

I think you need some of Buck's Ouzo. Once you drink some, you immediately feel unreasonably optimistic about your team. Side effects include incoherent rants and petulance though.
 

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I think you need some of Buck's Ouzo. Once you drink some, you immediately feel unreasonably optimistic about your team. Side effects include incoherent rants and petulance though.
Since all power rankings and odds have moved the Bucks up to be the favorites to win it all this season, any optimism the Bucks may have is fully justifiable... it therefore is the other side that is drunk...

and also... after the Bucks have secured their roster for the future this off-season and have the assets and picks to improve it further (therefore securing to contend for the title in the long term), some more drunks who think different are expected to raise their stupid voice in forums...
 

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Since all power rankings and odds have moved the Bucks up to be the favorites to win it all this season, any optimism the Bucks may have is fully justifiable... it therefore is the other side that is drunk...

and also... after the Bucks have secured their roster for the future this off-season and have the assets and picks to improve it further (therefore securing to contend for the title in the long term), some more drunks who think different are expected to raise their stupid voice in forums...

The only question at this point is how many titles the Bucks will win. 3? 5? 9?
 
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