Taking a shot at the 2016-17 Blazers Rotation

With the news that Moe Harkless has been re-signed today (for 4 years/$40 Million) the Blazers roster now stands at 14 guaranteed contracts (16 players total with Luis Montero & Tim Quarterman signed to non-guaranteed contracts). It is safe to assume that Neil Olshey’s free agent work is done for the summer and barring some unforeseen trade the roster is set for the beginning of the 2016-17 season. With so many returning rotation players and the additions of Evan Turner & Festus Ezeli it will be fascinating to see what the rotation will look like. To keep everyone happy we will likely see a 10 man rotation (Dame, C.J, ET, Aminu, Plum-dog, Crabbe, Moe, Ezeli, Meyers & Ed Davis) to start the season. Which is something you don’t really see teams roll with in the playoffs or late in the season. With chemistry being such an important piece of the squad and franchise Terry Stotts will have a tough job ahead of him this year. So with that said I thought I will get my Terry Stotts on and take a shot at what the rotation and substitution pattern will look like at the beginning of the season!

Qualifier: This is in a perfect world where injuries/foul trouble doesn’t happen and the Blazers don’t have to adapt to matchup with certain teams because they are winning every game by 50. Also there are dead balls at exactly each the 6:00 & 3:00 minute mark of the 1st/3rd quarters and at the 9:00, 6:00 & 3:00 minute mark of the 2nd/4th quarter to get those media timeouts on the dot.

Starters:

PG-Damian Lillard

SG- C.J McCollum

SF- Evan Turner

PF- Al-Farouq Aminu

C- Mason Plumlee

6:00 1st/3rd Quarter Subs:

Crabbe for Turner, Ezeli for Plumlee & Harkless for Aminu

Leaving us with a lineup of

PG- Damian Lillard

SG- C.J McCollum

SF- Allen Crabbe

PF- Moe Harkless

C-Festus Ezeli

3:00 1st/3rd Quarter Subs: 

Meyers Leonard for C.J

Lineup:

PG- Damian Lillard

SG- Allen Crabbe

SF- Moe Harkless

PF- Meyers Leonard

C- Festus Ezeli

End of 1st/3rd Quarter Subs:

Ed Davis for Ezeli, C.J for Lillard

Lineup:

PG- C.J McCollum

SG- Allen Crabbe

SF- Moe Harkless

PF- Meyers Leonard

C- Ed Davis

9:00 of 2nd/4th Quarter Subs:

Evan Turner for Moe Harkless

Lineup:

PG- C.J McCollum

SG- Evan Turner

SF- Allen Crabbe

PF- Meyers Leonard

C- Ed Davis

6:00 of 2nd/4th Quarter Subs:

Lillard for C.J, Plumlee for Leonard, Aminu for Crabbe

Lineup:

PG- Damian Lillard

SG- Evan Turner

SF- Al-Farouq Aminu

PF- Ed Davis

C- Mason Plumlee

3:00 of 2nd/4th Quarter Subs:

C.J for Davis

Closing Lineup:

PG- Damian Lillard

SG- C.J. McCollum

SF- Evan Turner

PF- Al-Farouq Aminu

C-Mason Plumlee

Minutes Breakdown by Player (in order of minutes played)

Damian Lillard (36)

C.J McCollum (36)

Evan Turner (30)

Al-Farouq Aminu (24)

Mason Plumlee (24)

Allen Crabbe (24)

Moe Harkless (18)

Meyers Leonard (18)

Ed Davis (18)

Festus Ezeli (12)

And that’s that.

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2 comments

  1. jack gabrish · July 29, 2016

    i like the rotation, but if meyers leonard posts another video of him dancing shirtless with his dog to michael jackson i have no choice to call up stotts and ask for a pt deduction hahahaha

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