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  1. Fizz goes off !!!

    What if the Confederate War statues were replaced with NASCAR and pro wrestling statues? Could that make everyone happy? Is it too early to replace Forrest with Lawler and rename Confederate Park to Coliseum Park, and then we can be done with the Coliseum issue as well?
  2. What Does Marc Mean?

    This. There is nothing he could have said that would make everyone happy. "I love this team, and I want to be in Memphis for life" - Marc getting complacent. How can he love this team when they can't beat the Warriors? Marc hates winning. "We have a lot of areas to improve in" - Marc thinks this team is bad, and probably wants to get traded. Who wants a player that doesn't believe in his team? He's the problem.
  3. 2017-18 Preseason and Regular Schedule?

    And kind of ends with a lack of marquee names. The Cavs come Feb 23, and after that, there are some interesting games, but nothing through March or April that you feel like you have to get tickets to see. 1 visit by Golden St, and it is the 2nd home game.
  4. 2017-18 Preseason and Regular Schedule?

    I still believe guys are going to sit and rest because it has become a cool kids club thing to do. 3 nights in 6 games, and game #2 is at San Antonio.....looks like I am not playing it.
  5. ZBo Arrested

    Stephen A comments on it all the time: https://twitter.com/SheHatesJacoby/status/895646099628752900 https://twitter.com/FirstTake/status/895656478983507968 More:
  6. 2017-18 Preseason and Regular Schedule?

    Preseason schedule only includes 5 games, which is odd. I wonder if an international team backed out. Orlando, @ Philly, @ Atlanta, Houston, NOP
  7. Ben Maclemore out up to 3 months

    I expect him earlier, perhaps a month and they'll try to work him back in, even to the detriment of the team and before he is ready. He'll play, sit for a while, play, sit for a while, they'll declare he needs more time, and sit, give it one more go, and either be ruled out for the rest of the season, or just completely ineffective.
  8. Question Grizznation...Why....

    Fans are myopic about their own team, and most fans either way overrate or underrate their own team on a lot of things. NFL fans and their teams playoff chances, treatment by team by refs, treatment of team by ESPN, etc. This message board has a magical ability (by some posters) to create posts where a player is simultaneously underrated (horribly overpaid, lazy, unclutch) player and they should be traded, but in the trade, they way overvalue what they think the other team would be willing to give up for such a player. Clearly, our own fans see our own injury struggles, and I'm not sure most fans are overrating those, especially since more often then not the team was dealing with some kind of injury entering or during the playoffs. Quite frankly, if you knew the Grizzlies would make the playoffs this year, which do you think is more likely come playoff time: The projected top 6-8 guys are healthy or the projected top 6-8 guys are missing a player or more to injury, which would you choose? Lots of reasons to believe that one or more in this list will miss significant parts of the season and/or the playoffs (if they get there): Conley, Wright, Parsons, Tyreke, and Mario. And Gasol (Included to not jinx him). And add Jarell to the list of guys at 3 years of experience or less.
  9. The Start of Grit N Grind

    No, I guess you don't remember that you can look up to see that the OKC game was game 54, and Tony had played in 46 of them, and of those 8 missed games, he sat out 4 straight games in January for a sore knee. 54 - 46 < 22 games. And some of those missed games were from what Tony complained about with Rudy....soreness. He had played pretty good minutes since 12/27, except when he sat for his sore knee, and the games coming back off of injury.
  10. The Start of Grit N Grind

    I believe the story, and can certainly appreciate Rudy's response, especially since Tony's been a no show for stretches at a time. I just don't understand this comment from Tony's story because it wasn't true: Mind you, I hadn’t played in 22-some-odd games, and this is to let you know how in shape I was.
  11. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    JaM has a double whammy going against him now. Besides the fact he is a RFA, the market has fallen out for traditional big men. Nerlens Noel, Mason Plumlee, Alex Len and Nikola Mirotic are all just RFA just waiting for offers. I imagine a couple of those will just wait to be an UFA and be on the market again next year Add in that these guys are still available: Bogut, Hibbert, Zeller, Splitter, Ezeli and a bunch of PFs. It could really get worse for JaM if he does not try to do some 3 year @ $6 mm/year. The market has collapsed for big men.
  12. TA sign and trade with Clips?

    In 2003, Bowen led the league in 3pt%. Nobody said he was a game-changing 3 point shooter, but he was a (more than) 40% 3-pt shooter that had to be covered. In his prime Spurs time, he was only making 1/game which is 5 times more than what Tony averaged per game at .2. He was also doing that in an era where 2.5 3s a game made would be near the top of the league, not 4.5 like it is now. I think on the court, Tony was one of the smartest cutters and slashers in the game. When mentally engaged, he could get open near the basket, and Marc or ZBo frequently got him the ball for a look at a layup, and we all know how frequently he botched those. In that way, he was better than Bowen. But the main difference is Bowen was a 3pt threat, and Tony is a 3pt liability.
  13. 2017-18 Preseason and Regular Schedule?

    Where you stay all depends on what you want to do the other hours you are here and what type of hotels you like to stay in (chain, boutique). But when you start planning, feel free to start a separate thread on the subject, because while this comes up fairly regularly, you would have to do a pretty good search to find those threads, and one probably just needs to be stickied to the top.
  14. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    I would like to know how often you would have won money if you had taken the "Over" on projected wins for the Memphis Grizzlies going into a season. It seems very rare that Vegas or any experts has put down too many wins for the team the last 7 seasons. That't not saying they are a playoff team, but there is a pattern of disrespect when setting the projections.
  15. TA sign and trade with Clips?

    I'm not the only one who has made this point, but I'll repeat it again. If TA could have developed the corner 3 like Bruce Bowen, he'd not still be on a roster, but probably making closer to ZBo money. He may be the only vet in the league with at least 6 years experience to have recorded his 2 highest years of making 3 pointers while still a college player (22 and 30 total 3s his senior and junior year). His 2 highest years in his 13 season NBA career is 18 and 15.