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  1. Melo Traded to the Thunder, huh?

    I agree with your last paragraph completely. I hope we are both wrong.
  2. Melo Traded to the Thunder, huh?

    Some posters have wondered whether OKC will suffer because of ball hogs. I only wish the Grizzlies had the problem of seeing whether Melo, George, and Westbrook could share the ball. OKC also has another pg who can distribute the ball well. They clearly are better than the Grizzlies are now--despite the age of Melo and George and the possibility of George leaving next year. I don't see how anyone can doubt that they are now ahead of the Grizzlies. I think they can compete with Golden State; they might not win a series, but it will be close.
  3. The Grindfather Appreciation Thread

    He was one of my all time favorites. His energy was great, even when it was sometimes ineffective. He may really help the Pels, more with his attitude and hustle than on the floor. I will miss him.
  4. Fizz goes off !!!

    I am not going to enter the discussion because it is so frustrating to read that people think celebrating southern heritage and defending the statue that were put up for racist reasons in the 20th century are the same issue. We need to remove the statues, and Fiz is correct in stating his views as a person who has some celebrity in Memphis.
  5. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    The problem with this is that we had Zbo, Tony, and Vince to help with those wins. While all three were past their prime, they did have very good games at times--often when Mike and/or Marc weren't available.
  6. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    I hope I am wrong, but if we make no trades, I am not optimistic--not because we are so much worse than last year but because other teams have improved much more than we have: 35-47. I made the preceding prediction because of the reasons listed in earlier posts: What do we have beyond Marc and Mike that is reliable? Again, I hope that I am wrong. But Marc needs to reduce his minutes to be effective all season as does Mike. Our new additions have come off injuries or have not lived up to expectations. Our rookies from last year, haven't improved as much as most of us had hoped. Only Selden has shined in competition, albeit the Summer League. I too hope that Parsons can regain the form he had before his injuries. Not many have done that (not many can recover as Paul George did). I have been a Grizzlies fan since they came to Memphis, and I am usually optimistic. So I am not making my prediction as a hater.
  7. I think Seraphin might be worth looking at. I think we need a backup for Marc aside from Davis.
  8. Best Guess Opening Day Roster

    Perhaps our roster isn't any worse than last year, but the rosters of several teams in the west are much better.
  9. Silver: NBA Expansion is Inevitable

    The great Bill Russell said that "You can't compare basketball players from different eras." In a sense, I agree. I suspect Wilt, Oscar, Elgin Baylor, Bob Pettit, Jerry West, and some others would have adjusted to whatever style was being played. I also don't think it is profitable to try and compare them. We argue whether LeBron is better than Michael, don't agree, and are unable to convince others of our position. So comparing athletes from the 50's with those of the present day won't ever be resolved.
  10. You might have meant Don Nelson, not John Havlicek. There were also a few stars from the past named "Tom" who might bear mention.
  11. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    I hope I am wrong, but if we make no trades, I am not optimistic--not because we are so much worse than last year but because other teams have improved much more than we have: 35-47.
  12. MEM Summer League Thread

    What worries me most about the team is that no one is a consistent 3 point threat. The summer league isn't that important, although, like everyone else, I would have liked to see us make the finals--and win. But only Selden looks like immediate help. Others may develop, but they haven't yet. Baldwin still doesn't seem like a point guard, and his shot is suspect. Simmons is closer to what we need now, and he is a year behind Baldwin in NBA experience. Davis show potential. Zagorac can't compete with NBA players yet. Hunter was better than Martin. Brooks seems at times to have what it takes, just not yet. I wish we had kept Jarnell Stokes instead of Martin. This group may develop, but they aren't going to produce much this season. The Grizzlies may still be one of the weakest 3 point teams, and the other teams in the west are getting better.
  13. I am discouraged. We have no backup center, and Marc will become more injury prone if he doesn't have a backup. Davis has yet to demonstrate that he can fulfill the role at present. Wright has demonstrated that he can't. Maybe we will have a solid pg when one of the projects develop, but we don't have a dependable pg, and that means Mike, like Marc, will be more injury prone. And neither Marc nor Mike will be effective in the fourth quarter without rest. We have lost the people who made us tough--TA and Zbo--and we have lost Vince's nurturing young players. And despite their ages, each of those three contributed greatly to last year's success. We don't know if Parsons will be effective, nor do Ben or Tyreke seem to be starters or even effective off the bench. And, at present, we don't even have a starting power forward. As I write, I become more discouraged.
  14. What's the Current Lineup?

    Do you think Diaw would help? He played center successfully, but he was considerably younger when he did it well. He does have an outside shot, and he is a good passer. Initially, he played guard because of his passing.
  15. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    35 wins. I hope I am wrong.