The Truth is OUT

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  1. Hello, Dillon Brooks!

    Oh yeah - you know I'm bumping this after tonight.
  2. Who Do The Grizzlies Lose?

    I was a fan of the Wade Baldwin pick, and that hasn't changed. I still think he has a chance to be a heckuva player in this league. Maybe this is the wake up call the man needs to go into his next situation with the right attitude from the get go. Sounds like he didn't listen to vets who were only trying to help him out. And if that's the case, fine then. This season is too critical to finding some rising talent, and attitude is an easy outler to make a decision from. I never saw what people saw in Rade. Some people around here acted like he was the second coming of Toni Kukoc. I am glad that Rio seems to have enough in him to back up Conley. I hope he can stay healthy. Conley has to have some help, and ultimately, that may be the logic behind this mass of humanity we've brought in this year, to find him the best situation to keep him rested as possible.
  3. Should Grizzlies Just Forfeit The Season šŸ˜‚?

    It's like Bear Bryant used to say - if you have four Shooting Guards, you don't have a shooting guard. I think he said the same thing about Power Forwards. Bold prediction: The Grizzlies will have a "Shepherd Crook's giveaway night" in honor of this season.
  4. Bottom line is, we don't have a true starter at the 4. Best case scenario is that Parsons comes back to form enough that he's playing extended (but probably not FT) minutes at the 4. I remember that being part of the plan that was being bandied about when he first got here. It's a little easier to talk about him getting some of JAM's minutes vs. some of Z-bo's. I would be most intrigued to see them slide Gasol to the 4 a bit - especially against big lineups - and play him next to Davis at Center. I am still crossing my fingers that Davis is going to turn into starter-quality material. I hope he makes big strides this year. With Gasol shooting so many 3's now, this might also make matchup sense, particularly when we go against big lineups.
  5. Melo Traded to the Thunder, huh?

    I can't imagine the Knicks fans are too impressed with the haul they got for Anthony.
  6. Troy Daniels traded to Phoenix

    And I guess that's my real problem here. I have learned not to get too attached to deep bench players. But I have a pretty good feeling that most other teams would have at least turned this into something asset positive, not just dump salary. Any time we do something like this I picture a league full of GMs trading stories like used car salesmen about that time they sold the Grizzlies on the 5-year extended warranty.
  7. Troy Daniels traded to Phoenix

  8. Troy Daniels traded to Phoenix

    Wait - we didn't trade Troy Daniels for a 2nd round pick. We traded Troy Daniels and a 2nd round pick for a 2nd round pick. So we basically gave Phoenix Troy Daniels. Although on one level I understand, it's a crowded bench, on the other this really burns my onion. This is the best we could get for this guy? He's under a great contract and all he does is make 3's. You mean we didn't have a spot on our roster for him? Unless we're so financially hard up that replacing his deal with a non-guaranteed contract on our bench was actually necessary. It doesn't matter how you slice it; this was a failure. Not a catastrophic failure, but a failure nevertheless. Is it going to cost us actual wins on the floor? Perhaps not a one. But how many times have we sent someone packing for the next guy, to find out the next guy is a schlub and the guy we sent away is having success in his new situation? Too many to count. So when I see the FIRST deep bench guy we've ever had here who was a threat to come out of nowhere and drop a 20 point night on your head leave after one season, it's very frustrating. Heck some teams have 2 or 3 Troy Daniels. And we can't keep the one we plucked away from another team? I actually thought our team had made - maybe for the first time - a brilliant small move that paid handsome dividends. I guess our Front Office was too uncomfortable with winning a roster move for a change.
  9. The Grindfather Appreciation Thread

    Was actually meaning the Pelicans...
  10. The Grindfather Appreciation Thread

    I guess this year instead of Grit n Grind it's Flap n Crap?
  11. The Grindfather Appreciation Thread

    Ugh. I'm glad he got signed somewhere, but this hurts. I appreciate you, Grindfather. I really do. I hope they find a way to retire you in Memphis. You were part of our greatest era, and you are who gave it its name. You are why our arena has a nickname. You are why people feared to play us. It was a pleasure watching you single-handedly change the tide of games (plural) solely on your defense. I wish you well.
  12. Anybody else low on optimism for this season?

    Until the Grizz actually do have a 30-something win season again, there's no reason to be pessimistic about the upcoming season. We really don't have a clue. Over half the roster is basically the same player; young, hungry, athletic. Then we've got Conley/Gasol, which, love them or hate them, were always going to lead the next iteration once Z-bo and Allen left. The only question ever was, who was going to be around them? I will not compare Conley/Gasol to Penny/Shaq, but I will compare this team to those Orlando teams in this - we have a talented Point Guard combined with a Center who could command a double-team if he were aggressive enough, and he'd have plenty of guys to kick out a 3-ball to. Depending on how they approach the offense, this could be a very entertaining team to watch. Whether or not they have enough overall talent, I don't know. There have been plenty of teams in this league to form a "dynamic duo" and not much else, and be playoff-caliber. The Conley evolution continues. And at least in early photos, we may be seeing Motivated Marc again this season. Realistically, I think it's coin toss whether or not we can make it into the playoffs again. Too many unknowns. But Fizz's first season, he showed me that he's capable of leading this team into the modern era. So now it's just a question of whether or not some of these dice rolls will come up sevens. If we somehow missed the playoffs but found an emerging talent (or two), optimism still found.
  13. Question Grizznation...Why....

    After setting the all time single season record for most players dressed in a season - call it injury PTSD. Every time we see a Grizzly player hurt, we have flashbacks.
  14. The Start of Grit N Grind

    Say it ain't so, Tony! Our identity, the slogan that won't die - all started as a jab? So I guess instead of Grit n' Grind, our slogan should really be "I keeed, I keeed!"
  15. TA sign and trade with Clips?

    Even without it, he's this generation's BB. Nice callback. That guy was one of my fave players ever.