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  1. Grizzlies Predictions

    My prediction is one of these two scenarios happens: Scenario 1: Marc and Mike both play at All Star levels and some other non "Core Four" guy really busts out. Probably Tyreke Evans who will revitalize his career here and then get signed to a stupid contract in 2018. Chandler Parson averages 10 ppg, 3 rpg, 3 apg as a limited minutes starter. A PF on our roster averages 8+ rebound a game (because we all know Marc won't). We make it into the playoffs as a 6 seed and upset the Timberwolves in the 1st round. Scenario 2: Chandler Parsons and Tyreke Evans have joined B Mac on the injury report after the 1st month of the season. Marc starts pouting. Mike tries to will the team to the playoffs, but gets overcome by multiple nagging injuries. Our young inexperienced players all stink and fail to develop in any meaningful way. Wayne Selden is our best player still playing by April along with Tyreke who has just returned from injury. We finish with the 4th worst record in the league. One or the other WILL happen. No middle ground.
  2. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    We lost Ben Maclemore (sarcasm)
  3. ZBo Arrested

    My thoughts exactly. On the other hand I think that attitude is what some people actually like about him...
  4. Ben Maclemore out up to 3 months

    Of course he is.
  5. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    Your point definitely has some merit. I do not want to simply brush it off as "wrong" and mine "right". It is just my opinion that MC is the type to never put his personal success above the team. I remember an article a couple of years back where he was talking about mentally checking himself and distributing the ball to the guy who "needed the touch". When you remove Zbo's scoring (and playing style) from the team I believe that it creates a void of primary or "go-to" scorer that can only be filled by Mike. Only time will tell if he is going to step up into that role or if he will let other guys like Chandler Parson or Tyreke or whoever try to. One thing I definitely agree with you on is that Mike Conley will not be enough for us to win a ring.
  6. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    Pretty sure Gasol has been to three All Star games (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Gasol) though honestly it feels like two because they never give him playing time. Zbo ran into the same deal when he was an All Star for us. I think you are sleeping on Conley. Just my opinion.
  7. Question Grizznation...Why....

    I think we are on par with the Clippers as far as guys who are "made of glass". That is a big reason why I see no way that they should be projected to be a substantially better team than us next season.
  8. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    Thanks. #earlymorningrant
  9. New Uniforms on the way

    Collar bear will always be a legend. Losing him TA and Zbo in the same offseason... devastating.
  10. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    LOL. Good point. I think there are two separate conversations going on here - is Fizdale capable of calling shots regarding player/roster management behind the scenes? I highly doubt that. Therefore anything in regards to JaM's situation doesn't really fall at Fizdale's feet. Don't get me wrong - if Fizdale was adamant that we needed JaM (a fringe starter) - I suspect that might move the needle at least a small bit, but he's not the "shot caller". Big picture do that many Grizz fans truly believe next season hinges on resigning JaMychel Green? I sure hope not. Next season will hinge on the knees of Chandler Parson and Tyreke Evans. Seems to me we could have done just as well with Patrick Patterson (https://thunderousintentions.com/2017/07/04/okc-thunder-sign-patrick-patterson-3-year-deal/). That ship has sailed but Green shouldn't be looking for anything north of that type money. On the topic of coaching... man I would hate to be one of these guys. It is hard to make folks happy. As Chip pointed out, no one is really sure if Steve Kerr (two championship rings as a coach) is that good of a coach because he was given it all on a golden platter. People are looking back at Phil Jackson now and questioning his legacy (not on these boards) - "He had Jordan/Pippen and Kobe/Shaq - anyone could have won with those teams". Seems to me a lot goes into coaching. Scheme - Fizdale I think has this and I believe it can work if given some better (healthier) players. It revolves around what Herodotus mentioned - extending Marc's game and therefore his defender all the way out to the perimeter. I believe it was working with James Ennis III (10.62 PER last year - that is well below NBA average) running the SF spot for periods of time. Imagine upgrading that position? Then we saw what happened when Chandler Parsons was forced into the rotation. "Fizball" fizzled. Ego - Personality Management - i.e. managing your own ego (I think Hollins and Joerger struggled with this) as well as the ego of your players (Hollins excelled here). Fizdale seems to be doing this alright from what I can tell thus far. He got Zbo to move to the bench. He got Marc to not hesitate with taking that open 3 pointer. He got MC11 to become a scoring PG at times (which he is going to have to be a lot more given the current make up of our roster). This is something we will not truly have a read on until much later in Fizz's career. X's and O's - When to put Troy Daniels in? "Hmmmm, probably not right now coach." Let's draw up that last second play for the the win! "Dang, I wish we had Joerger." To an extent scheme can overcome X's and O's. Fizdale has shown me next to nothing in this department through one season. Player Development - We all know what goes into this and a lot of this needs to be delegated to assistants. Is Fizz being held to a different standard than other coaches we had? I don't think so, but then again, as I already said, I think the jury is still out. A lot goes into evaluating a coach. Probably more than I posted above even! Agreed.
  11. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    Most likely he (TA) would have had at least one "Shut down" game on Leonard - to directly answer your previous question.
  12. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    How do you get that from my response or were you just waiting to spring that on anyone that doesn't believe Fizdale should get fired? I don't really have an opinion one way or the other on Fizz. I think he underperformed last year but was hamstrung by the Chandler Parsons situation. IMO the jury is still out on him. It is clear you dislike Fizdale (I seem to remember you have from pretty early on, but do not have the spare time to look back that far). Having said that I do not believe that there is any doubt that we ALL know Wallace has been a mediocre GM. So big picture - if I was running the show - yes, CW would already be fired so that is a non-starter for me. I could come in and do a better job than CW. No sarcasm intended at all. A lot of us on these boards could.
  13. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    He may have. TA's best years - even on defense - are past him now though.
  14. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    I do not believe Fizz has the clout to be making major roster decisions. He has a general vision and most like the FO (and some level of ownership) is on board with transitioning towards this vision. Personally, I do not believe anything we saw last season was truly indicative of what Fizz wanted 100%, but this year should be a great deal closer.