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Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby Lamrock on Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:03 am

http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/24 ... on-Plumlee

RealGM wrote:The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first round pick in exchange for Mason Plumlee.

Portland owns three picks in the talent-rich 2017 NBA draft, including its own, Cleveland’s and Memphis’ via the deal with Denver.

Nurkic gives the Blazers a talented offensive player who has more upside on defense.

Plumlee is a more established center whose ability to pass the ball is an ideal complement.

Portland has $130.7 million in guaranteed contracts for the 2017-18 season. Plumlee will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

Nuggets also getting a 2018 second rounder from the Blazers apparently.

A trade! I love this for Portland. Not gonna move the needle a ton, but getting a first rounder and an okay replacement for a guy we wouldn't re-sign is awesome. Not sure what Denver is thinking - they already have Jokic, who has a similar skillset to Plumlee, but is way better. Maybe he'll be on the move again?
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby Andrew on Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:04 am

I'm surprised the Nuggets are giving up on Nurkic when he's been playing reasonably well for them. Maybe they just feel there's a logjam with Jokic there, but you'd think they'd try to get something more in return, and not a player who's hardly going to clear said logjam.
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby air gordon on Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:38 pm

Jokic is a beast. nurk is inefficient and turnover prone. seems like denver wanted him gone so bad they included that 1st round pick.
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby NovU on Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:54 pm

Hot damn, Jokic already is the best center in the league. And his skillset is rather complete whereas other top centers in today's league share common big man flaws.

Nurkic's a big loss considering his upside but he had to go with crazy emergence of Jokic. Win-Win trade for both teams.
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby Bruce on Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:42 pm

Jock-itch suddenly is the biggest steal of the 2014 draft. I think there have been news of attitude problems with Nurkic. Probably it is not sitting well with too that Jokic has replaced him in the starting lineup? idk
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby Lamrock on Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:52 am

NovU, Jokic the best Center in the league? Gobert or go home
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby NovU on Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:04 pm

Gobert indeed deserves a mention ofc how did I forget about that.

Denver's lucky Jokic's turning out to be a mega star because they were the ones that drafted Gobert but trading him away for 2nd round pick and cash.
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby Bruce on Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:13 pm

^^ Jokic is the best (all around) Center right now. Which is a good thing, since that is the way the NBA is going right now.
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby bowdown on Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:26 pm

Never cared for Plumlee. Not a bad player but just feels like a lame dude. Glad to have Nurkic and another 1st rounder.
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby air gordon on Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:03 am

So....Porzingis or jokic??
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby Jackal on Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:33 am

NovU wrote:Hot damn, Jokic already is the best center in the league



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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby NovU on Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:42 am

air gordon wrote:So....Porzingis or jokic??

Jokic. I think kid's something truly truly truly special. Big man that can defend and score at high efficiency are valuable. This kid is capable of a lot more than that. He can lead the transition and pass truly like a guard. He can fake like Dirk and shoot like semi-Dirk too. He seems to have incredibly high basketball IQ. You are probably seeing one of the best playmaking 5 in making. This kid has superstar written all over him in couple years.

And he's only 21. Only downside is being a Serbian tho. Big minus for dat.
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby air gordon on Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:50 am

NovU wrote:
air gordon wrote:So....Porzingis or jokic??

Jokic. I think kid's something truly truly truly special. Big man that can defend and score at high efficiency are valuable. This kid is capable of a lot more than that. He can lead the transition and pass truly like a guard. He can fake like Dirk and shoot like semi-Dirk too. He seems to have incredibly high basketball IQ. You are probably seeing one of the best playmaking 5 in making. This kid has superstar written all over him in couple years.

And he's only 21. Only downside is being a Serbian tho. Big minus for dat.

Is jokic what Marc gasol could have been if he wasn't playing in Memphis system? I see a lot of similarities. I am not sold on him defensively but that is just me being highly critical haha

You almost have to asterisk porzingis performance this year due injuries and playing in NYK

We shall see next year. Opinions are swayed easily. Towns was the talk of town and the unibrow was cast aside coming into this year. Now it seems they've swapped places
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby air gordon on Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:22 am

How about that nurkic? He puts on a blazers uniform and starts playing like jokic

Seriously- the dude is actually passing the ball and scoring efficiently

I tagged on him earlier but credit is due for his play recently
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:42 am

air gordon wrote:How about that nurkic? He puts on a blazers uniform and starts playing like jokic

Seriously- the dude is actually passing the ball and scoring efficiently

I tagged on him earlier but credit is due for his play recently


He played excellent last night. His offensive game is better than I thought it was. He showcased it last night.

I'm also really impressed with his passing, and his intensity. This move is looking better and better for POR.
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Re: Blazers trade Mason Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic, MEM 1st

Postby [Q] on Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:27 am

air gordon wrote:How about that nurkic? He puts on a blazers uniform and starts playing like jokic

Seriously- the dude is actually passing the ball and scoring efficiently

I tagged on him earlier but credit is due for his play recently

He actually put up similar numbers in Denver whenever he'd start or get some serious minutes. When they started playing jokic his minutes and production went downhill fast
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