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  1. Memphis Hustle

    Yeah, especially with Wright (somewhat) back in the rotation.
  2. LA Lakers @ Memphis 1/15/2018

    We're just a Darko away from being as entertaining as the Iavaroni Grizzlies
  3. Memphis Hustle

    Kobi Simmons is with the Hustle for these games, right? What about Rabb?
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    That's a fair criticism. However consider that he's surrounded by several good scorers in Real Madrid, not to mention Goran Dragic in Slovenia, so he's usually not required to score a lot (still, 16ppg in 25mpg is nothing to scoff at). A more interesting quality is his ability to score in bunches and take over games in critical stretches. I think what I would like to see from him in the rest of the season is if he has the ability to assert that kind dominance over an entire game, which probably won't be called for until the playoffs because Real Madrid is going with a 10-11 player rotation at this point. And this gives me an excuse to put this video here. It's a bit old but the stream of expletives from Real Madrid's coach (tactfully removed from the subtitles) crack me up every time.
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I have to be honest, I still have to watch a lot of the other guys in order to compare. I wouldn't want to pass on a better player simply because I've watched him more. But in the end I'd be ecstatic if we drafted Luka.
  6. Memphis @ Denver 01/12/2017 Game Thread

    My approach to tanking is you set up the tank by resting players or giving lots of minutes to the bench, but you still try to win every game. Not sure what we're trying to do though.
  7. Memphis @ Denver 01/12/2017 Game Thread

    I can't watch a game and not want to win. It's unnatural.
  8. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Doubt it. Best case scenario is three months, and he's saying he won't rush it. He's also saying he might not declare (which I guess will be influenced by how low he falls in the mock drafts).
  9. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    To be fair, rookie Mike Conley wasn't exactly the hottest thing out there.
  10. Who Could Be Traded?

    Nobody should be off the table but we shouldn't do a fire sale either. Most GMs can smell the blood of a desperate franchise from hundreds of miles away. And who knows, with a young elite player in the roster we could be back in playoff contention next season (I'm skeptical but I don't rule it out).
  11. NOLA @ Memphis 1/10/18

    There's a huge cultural problem with people calling common colds "the flu." It has created this image of the flu as a benign disease that in the end is just a nuisance. Actual influenza is a very serious disease that at the very least needs to be managed so it doesn't lead to life threatening situations. It's usually a bigger threat to infants and the elderly, but every so often there are seasonal strains that affect young, healthy people the most. And that's not even getting to pandemic strains like the 1918 flu, which is the stuff of nightmares.
  12. Who Could Be Traded?

    Ennis also carries his early Bird rights in a trade.
  13. Who Could Be Traded?

    I'm not sure what the market for McLemore is. His stock was very low when we signed him and his poor performance after the injury is not exactly a selling point. I wouldn't be surprised if teams asked us for a 2nd round pick in order to absorb his salary. Ennis looks more marketable. He's played very well in stretches and his expiring salary is big enough to be interesting. I'd be concerned with the contracts coming back along with a pick.
  14. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Eh, I wouldn't go that far just yet. It's not a Brandon Roy case. I'm more concerned about him missing lots of games every season, especially now that he's still in his formative years. It will all depend on how far down he goes in the draft. Since he won't be playing any more this season and the hype will be focused elsewhere there is a good chance that he'll drop out of the top 5 completely.
  15. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    It's not the injury, it's the surgery. He had part of a spinal disc removed, meaning for the rest of his career he'll have to deal with the bone against bone grinding. That's a major day to day problem for a regular person, and much worse for a very tall elite athlete. That's not to say his career is over or anything. With luck and good physical management he may realize his full potential, but you can't dismiss the significant risk of persistent back problems. In my personal opinion, he is a high risk / high reward prospect, and you don't pick him if there are still other high ceiling players available.
  16. Parsons again

    Unless someone traded his soul to the devil for cash considerations, yes, it is.
  17. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Greg Oden says hi.
  18. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    CW is a good soldier and he will do as ordered.
  19. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Season ending injury with a potential of long term issues and recurrence? CW must be salivating.
  20. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    This. And this is regardless of how good you think Marc and Mike are or how long you want them to stay with the team.
  21. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    The big difference with Rubio is he just coasted in his last two years in Europe with his contract issues, while Doncic is in a perfect situation (getting more minutes after Llull's season ending injury) to keep improving his game. I found DraftExpress made a bunch of breakdown videos of him after the Euro championship. They're really good, focusing on fundamentals, not highlights: I'll have to check the breakdowns on the other top prospects.
  22. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    He may not look athletic in comparison with some of the freaks in his same draft class, but he is far from unathletic. He will have to work in the gym a lot, but look at that frame, he will have no problem gaining muscle. Oh, and the comparison with Marc is not fair. Doncic is a good rebounder.
  23. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Search for his name in the Euroleague's Youtube channel, highlights are usually published the same or next day I'll try to give links to games if possible, although times may not be too good for the US except maybe on Sundays.
  24. What do you think Tyreke's value is?

    I don't think anybody knows, it's anyone's guess. I think Tyreke isn't going to command a lot of money because most teams won't be interested in him at all, but you only need one team with a lot of cap space and no chance of grabbing a top FA to throw $10M at him and price us out. The FO should be already talking to Tyreke's camp, trying to gauge what his plans are for next season. Both sides know we can't offer more than the MLE, so it should be in everyone's interest to be open about our chances to re-sign him.