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  1. Anybody else low on optimism for this season?

    Change is almost always unsettling. I wouldn't say I have optimism, but I don't have despair either. It's intriguing to see how things will play out.
  2. Memphis Hustle draft/roster

  3. Memphis Hustle draft/roster

    If this has been posted somewhere and I missed it, then I apologize.
  4. Hello, Dillon Brooks!

    Brooks has a high basketball IQ and appears to be a hard worker. He can still improve. One look at the back end of a lot of NBA rosters and he's as good as bench guys throughout the league. Not comparing him to Klay Thompson at all - just observing that KT isn't exactly a high flyer or top shelf athlete yet he's a starter and major contributor on a team that's made the Finals three years in a row.
  5. Best Guess Opening Day Roster

    If Rabb refuses the 2 way and goes to Europe, do the Grizz still have his rights?
  6. Grizzlies opponents - 2017 Free agents and trades

    They may not be done dealing...didn't they just promote that dude to GM?
  7. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Good stuff. I think observable basketball IQ is pretty easy to see in a game. Players who struggle to make post entry passes, who struggle making proper bounce passes, who don't know how to post up, who don't use fakes - ball fakes, pump fakes, shot fakes, etc., who get lost on backdoor cuts, not sealing your man when your guard drives to the basket (if you're an inside player) OR not moving to an open space for the pass when your man picks up the driving guard...etc. You could run through several of these IQ just really equates to who taught these players the game of basketball...when you dig down through AAU and high school, a lot of guys are just run through daily drills and aren't really taught the "feel" stuff. Regardless of what you think of Coach K, go watch some tapes of him instructing during his practices - he doesn't just tell them to run a zone defense, he tells them the why and the how. On the other hand, some players are not coach-able either - Lance Stephenson comes to mind as a guy who is just going to do it his way a percentage of the time.
  8. Probably so, but I was more impressed with their offseason work - may not be all-stars and glitzy, but it's still impressive.
  9. I feel bad the Jazz lost Hayward, but they have been working this offseason. Drafted Donovan Mitchell, Tony Bradley, Nigel Williams-Goss. Signed Thabo Sefolosha, Epke Udoh and Jonas Jerebko. Resigned Joe Ingles. Traded for Ricky Rubio Add to a roster of Rudy Gobert, Dante Exum, and Rodney Hood. (And Derrick Favors if he decides he wants to play) It's not the worst offeason effort I've seen.
  10. Grizzlies opponents - 2017 Free agents and trades

    I like that signing. Betrans is looking good in SL too.
  11. Draft And Free Agency '17

    The question is can they find a team willing to take Wright or even Ennis and Daniels? The 'problem' is almost always clear, but the 'solution' may not be attainable.
  12. MEM Summer League Thread

    Kind of agree with most of this - from what it looks like to me there is a lot of raw ability for most of these guys, but they need some serious gym time and weight room time. I actually like the potential of Simmons - if he can get a bit stronger and start to knock down that outside shot. Brooks needs to change his body per se - needs serious strength and conditioning overhaul - it's not his basketball ability that is going to hold him back. Davis/Martin lack what most "big" men lack these days - go to post moves. A turnaround or faceup jumper ain't it either. Learn a baby hook or an up an under or even a pump fake and drive. Davis shooting from 10+ feet out is just bad basketball.
  13. Grizzlies Signed Tyreke Evans

    opinion or hearing something?
  14. Draft And Free Agency '17

    Actually sounds doable for both sides. BOS is gonna need at least one more interior player.