Notorious O.D.K.

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  1. Grizzlies opponents - 2017 Free agents and trades

    Nothing off about it. Either 1) He's not as coveted as this board thinks and/or 2) his agent is asking for way too much money. I never understood the hype about how JaM was going to get paid big time cash and I sure didn't think he was going to get $15 mil which the local media was apparently saying. I thought he was going to be a $6-$8 mil per year guy and us offering $10 mil would be more than generous. At this point, if I were the Grizz, I would offer him and his idiotic agent 2 years, $12 mil with a player option for the second year and leave it at that. Take it or leave it.
  2. Grizzlies opponents - 2017 Free agents and trades

    If I were the Cavs, I would work with the Knicks to do a sign and trade with Derrick Rose. A 1 year contract matching Irving's. That way, you know you would at least get something. They will get a lot of low ball offers for Irving. they will not get Carmelo for Irving and I have no idea how his $18.8 mil will fit on the Spurs unless they trade LA. I guess they could trade a broken down Tony Parker but a) why would the Cavs do that and b ) don't see the Spurs dumping Parker like that. I would just ask the Knicks to offer DRose a 1 year contract match Irving's salary.
  3. Grizzlies opponents - 2017 Free agents and trades

    Possibly but he's also 4-5 inches shorter and a good 40 pounds lighter. Size matters in the NBA. I do think he could help this team more than Baldwin and obviously if IT can find a way in the NBA, I think Smith could as well.
  4. Grizzlies opponents - 2017 Free agents and trades

    That just goes to show you how irrational and unrealistic most fans are across sports. Everything is about their team and every trade benefits their team while other teams pick up scraps so that their favorite team can get better. That's rarely how it works and the Cavs are in a bad situation with Irving now with this going public. They weren't going to get equal value to begin with but now it will be tons of lowball offers because everyone knows Irving wants out.
  5. Grizzlies opponents - 2017 Free agents and trades

    Russ Smith balling overseas. Should he get another shot in the NBA?
  6. What's the Current Lineup?

    With the earth-shaking moves of signing two lottery picks in Ben McLemore and Tyreke Evans, the NBA is running in fear of the Grizz. Take that OKC! Who cares if you got Paul George, we just signed 2, count them, not 1, but 2 former NBA lottery picks. What is the new lineup that we will roll out to play "Fizz's" style of ball? Starting Lineup: PG- Mike Conley, clearly barring any injury SG-???, is it BennyMacBo or TyTy? I have no idea, but I do think it's pretty sad that we have to choose between two guys who couldn't cut it on a 32-win team last season. As far as talent, I would go with TyTy but as far as fit, I would go with BennyMacBo. Well, I should say, based upon what everyone is hoping that BennyMacBo will be with his second chance in a new city in a stable franchise is a better option than TyTy. He's a better 3-point shooter and fits better in between Conley and Parsons. I guess Harrison is an option, which is quite sad cause most teams don't like at him as an option as an NBA player let alone a starter SF- Chandler Parsons, well, barring injury and if he can actually run up the court. The only question here is Chancun's health PF-???, Well, JaM isn't re-signed and his agent may have him in China next year. BWright was whining, crying, b!tching and moaning at the end of last season about playing time which is laughable coming from one of the most brittle players in NBA history but he may very well end up as our starting PF next season. He'll be out for the season by game 10 C- Marc Gasol, clearly barring any injury or off-season trade demand Bench: Guards- Assuming BennyMacBo starts, then Rekey will be the sixth man and allowed to score as much as he wants. I actually have no problem with that because he would not be disruptive as to what the starting lineup is doing. TyTy could go out and relive his Memphis Tigers days and just put his head down and getting to the rim. If he gets us 15 ppg off of the bench, that would be yuuuge. I would keep Troy Daniels to do what he did last year but to play him more but it's obvious that the almighty Fizz doesn't like his game. Just like he didn't like Z-Bo or VC or TA's games either and we see what happened there. I do like Selden even though he hasn't shown much. l have no clue on all of this other crap- Harrison, Baldwin, and Simmons. Just trade them all. Forwards- James Ennis is really going to have to step it up big time. I argued with people ad nausea last offseason about how he is not starter material and how I expected about 7-9 ppg from him at best whereas people thought he was easily going to avg double digits because of what he did on a horrible injury-riddled Pelicans team. He really has to step up this season because if he doesn't, well, he'll just get traded and he's in a contract year so no big deal really. I'm hoping that Rade is a steal. If he can come in and contribute at all, it would be a big plus. Jarell Martin-trade him, he's barely played in 2 years and looks lost, but but but, he's athletic.....and he has bad feet, not a good combination. Ivan Rabb and Dillon Brooks may actually get some pt, which is saying a lot about this team C- DD, it's all on you buddy. You better perform. Coach- I'm not sold on Fizz, or his secret super duper style of play that everyone keeps talking about. Nor am I sold that he's some super duper developer of talent either. I'm not from Missouri but he's going to have to show me. I had serious questions about him last year but it was his first year. If he repeats his same mistakes and this team misses the playoffs, yes, I feel that he should be on the hot seat. This team is not giving me a warn and fuzzy about being a playoff contender next year as of 7/8. Obviously, things can change, we may swing a big trade or somehow sign someone meaningful with our remaining $3.2 million but as of right now, this looks like a team of cast-offs, injury prone players and inexperienced players whose NBA talent is questionable.
  7. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    Is this our starting day roster? I still have no idea who our starting SG and PF are or if Parsons can make it 10 games. Pretty difficult to do with all of the unknown variables.
  8. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Once again, I totally agree with everything you said, I just thought it was funny that after a couple of SL games, you said that Rade had a good BBIQ 😀 No biggie. Clearly it's a qualitative measure. The thing is, more and more, when I hear someone say that someone has a good BBIQ, it's meaningless to me. What's more meaningful is if they have a low BBIQ. That's troubling. To me, BBIQ means you know the plays, know where to be in those plays and on the defensive side you understand where you should be or what you should do to stop the other team. That should be the baseline for all NBA players, it's not but it should be. On the flip side, having a low BBIQ to me means that you are disruptive to your teams chances of winning- you're constantly out if place on off and def, you don't run the play properly, you ignore the plays and try to force stuff, you repeatedly make bonehead places, never in position, not picking up on situations. You're just hurting your team. To me, it's kind of like SL. I can't tell much if someone does well because you should do well in SL, but I can tell a lit if you don't do well.
  9. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Troy Williams signed a 3 year deal with the Rockettes.
  10. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Didn't you determine that Rade had a high BBIQ after a couple of SL games? I agree with your overall thoughts but just saying....
  11. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Not much, I think we are hard capped right now. We used the MLE on McLemore, Chalmers and maybe Rade(?), not sure. I think we used the BAE on Tyreke
  12. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Derrick Rose may be had for $2.1 mil. Say what you want but he avg 18 ppg last year and could help this team more than most Gs on our current roster, especially for $2.1 mil
  13. What's the Current Lineup?

    He can barely stay healthy playing the 3, I don't see him moving to the 4 despite his height.
  14. Mario Chalmers returns

    So having 3 guys makes us a veteran team? When we have 2 players (with the signing of Chalmers) on a roster of 18 that is over 30? 13 out of those 18 players are 27 or younger and some of them like Daniels and Ennis are just older, not experienced. This not a veteran team to me.
  15. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    I wouldn't rule an overseas contract out. I mean if they offer 2x or 3x more money, why not? JaM picked a horrible agent who has done him a disservice. If I were him, I would take the biggest offer no matter where. He's not an entrenched NBA player. The Grizz gave him a chance after a couple of teams let him go. Better get what you can while you can. I say it's 50/50 at this point that he returns.
  16. Mario Chalmers returns

    Who are the main guys? That's my point. We have Mike and Marc and who are the main guys after that? Wright? He's played in 40 games out of a possible 164 games for us. Parsons? He played 34 out of 82 games for us and shouldn't have played that many. Do you really trust those guys to play the majority of next season. Do you really think either if those guys are leaders? Who are our main guys after Mike and Marc? I have no clue. And seriously, there's no comparison between the Grizz main guys and GSW's main guys.
  17. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    Thanks for the definitive reassuring but one failed trade here, one successful trade there or a signing here and there can change teams plans in a NY second. Speaking if NY, Melo still wants to be traded. They were throwing around 4 teams trades before the Knicks cooled on trading him. If that happens, it can cause a ripple effect. NBA FA can be a very dynamic landscape. Just because something hasn't happened yet doesn't mean anything, a domino can fall tomorrow that will change a teams plan.
  18. Mario Chalmers returns

    Are we really a veteran team? I mean, we have Mike and Marc and that's about it as far as who we can count on right? Parsons has been injured for going on 3 years, Tyreke 2 years, Wright his entire career and we just signed Rio hoping that an over 30 guy coming back from an Achilles injury can contribute enough to be our 3rd string PG. after that, it's a bunch of yungins and guys with less than 3 years cumulative NBA experience.
  19. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Very valid and true.
  20. Draft And Free Agency '17

    I should have said people sometimes don't like people for a valid reason or a good reason. Everyone has biases and preconceived notions of people, whether they are right or wrong. Many people find 1 thing about a player(or person in general) that just irritates them and they focus on it while the majority of people don't even notice it. i do know people who don't like people for no good reason or no reason at all. They just don't like that person.
  21. Mario Chalmers returns

    While I agree with that, my question is who are the leaders on this team? I think VC was a vet leader(and as a former superstar his words/opinions had gravitas), TA, like him and his antics or not, was an emotional leader and ZBo was the heart and soul of the team. Who do we have to replace them? Does anyone really see Marc or Parsons stepping into those shoes? I see Mike trying to lead by example but that's it and that concerns me. Our lack of NBA experience, lack of people with track records of winning in the NBA and lack of leadership on so many levels is troubling to me.
  22. Draft And Free Agency '17

    To back up whom? He may be the starter.
  23. Draft And Free Agency '17

    It could be for a variety of reasons-you don't think they fit, you don't like their perceived work ethic, you don't like the effort that you think they give, they give you a bad vibe, etc. Most of the reasons people don't like players who produce are perceptions anyway. It's a gut feel, a vibe. None of us are with these people 24/7 or really know them. It's all how we perceive them and what our expectations are which is generally overly subjective and nothing more than our personal opinion and not rooted in fact. You've never had a gut feeling about a player?
  24. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Exactly. So why question why people don't like Harrison? I don't hate Harrison but my expectations of him are very limited and guarded. Same for McLemore.
  25. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Some people just don't like certain players. Simple and plain. I have stated different players who I just don't like. Has nothing to do with any other players. I'm pretty sure this team has had players that you just didn't like on the roster. It happens.