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  1. Grade & Rank your Grizzlies coaches (so far)

    What about Sydney Lowe?
  2. Memphis @ Los Angeles Lakers 11/05/17

    Dang, Reke can't even break into your rotation? LOL
  3. Memphis @ Los Angeles Lakers 11/05/17

    Reke was a project. I get the feeling that the FO wasn't expecting anything from him, at least nothing much and not for him to be a real contributor. Oh sure, he was sold on being the primary scorer off the bench, but they weren't planning for him to be that guy. They were just hoping. The new Core 4 hasn't been on the court yet. The NC4 (New Core Four) is Mike & Marc plus Ben Mc and Chancun. We're only 10 games in and after the road trip I fully expect Ben to finally crack the lineup. Once JaM is back I personally would finish this year with Chandler and Reke still coming off the bench. Most think that putting the top 5 scorer's in the starting lineup is the better option. I would rather stick with balance--three scorer's in the starting unit and two coming off the bench. Come April, I would look to whittling down the rotation: Mike\Ben\Ennis\JaM\Marc with Rio\Brooks\Reke\Parsons. I would give Wright the majority of remaining minutes and everyone else gets spot minutes depending on matchups and fouls. I could even see swapping Brooks and Ennis if the rook continues to play at a high level Still, going forward, Reke works well for this team scoring off the bench. But, yes, they need another scorer/shooter to go get 15 ppg in the 1st unit. Come January I expect that production to come from Ben Mc.
  4. Memphis's future starting lineup projection thread

    I think that is the thing that is being missed the most with the whole Harrison discussion. The coach has full faith and confidence in the guy. The other thing is that Harrison is for all intents a second year player who should at most be a college senior at this point. If things go real bad and Fiz gets fired then Andrew will probably be on the first thing smoking out of here. However, there is almost a parallel between LTrain staking his coaching pedigree on Mike. Needless to say, Conley being a former #4 pick and Harrison being a middle 2nd rounder is a huge difference. Yet, when we consider that part of Fizz's role is to develop talent, I think it is more than reasonable to consider that Fizz will probably unreasonably (in the eyes of many) to continue to give Harrison significant playing time, even once Ben is back in the lineup.
  5. Mario Chalmers

    Charlotte is one of those teams that has given the Grizz problems over the past 3-4 seasons. It is quite perplexing considering that on paper you would not think this is so, yet it has proven true again and again. 'Memba TA yelling out, "He's a human uzzi!"?
  6. Memphis's future starting lineup projection thread

    I always prefer 8 man rotations. If you look back, most championship caliber teams generally go with 7-8 man rotations with other players only getting spot minutes. Of course, I think it is WAY too early in the season to trim down the rotation.
  7. Orlando @ Memphis 11/01/07

    LOL Never? Really? Every year there is a scapegoat du jour. This year it is Harrison. Granted he is not cutting it in the starting lineup,, but I get the sense that people think that if he wasn't on the team that all of the team's problems will magically disappear.
  8. Charlotte @ Memphis 10/30/17

    I get the feeling that they (the team) are trying to stack games early. in the season. Of course the lack of real offense in the starting lineup as well as the dearth of front court depth doesn't help either. I love having a team full of clones that are able to switch on defense, but it is apparent that the FO needs another big body ASAP so as not to allow Marc to run himself into the ground. Clearly, they will need Marc-V.P. to make any kinda run to and in the playoffs. That doesn't happen if is run down and dealing with nagging injuries all season.
  9. Charlotte @ Memphis 10/30/17

    This was always my thought, even before the season began. Hopefully, the last few games are an aberration for scoring for Mike and Marc. I didn't think they would come back to earth before ten games. Then again, that probably is wholly due to a lack of the third scoring opting in the starting lineup.
  10. Houston @ Memphis 10/28/17

    Good job, Chandler. Now just do that about 77 more times.
  11. Houston @ Memphis 10/28/17

    You think he is treating it like an away game?
  12. Stat Check - Early Look at the Numbers

    Just like people expect Reke to be something that he is not , I am convinced the same is true for Drew. Keep in mind, for all intents and purposes he is just a second year player. Even Kobe Bryant wasn't exactly a superstar his first few years in the Association. It takes most player a number of years to really pull it all together. 1. Drew is not a PG. 2. He is not a shooting guard. {Semantics, but a SG is not necessarily the same as a 2G.} 3. There are five people on the court but only one ball. The issue, at least in my uneducated view, is as a 2G, Drew should not serve as the primary ballhandler, but should instead run as a secondary ballhandler, the role that Parson was originally slated to take in the starting lineup. That issue is also compounded by the lack of offensive firepower available at the moment. In an ideal world (one where Ben is unfortunately unavailable), Parsons would start in the 3 position and JaM would take a step forward in turns of both pts and rebounding. I would still start Drew over Seldan just to have that third ballhandler on the court at all times. His role is not to facilitate the offense or to make plays. His role is to make sure that Conley is not abused on the defensive end, while also allowing Coley to run off screens and such, thus conserving his energy until the fourth quarter and when the game is on the line. Not to mention, I would demand that he gets at least 4-5 fouls every game. Matter of fact, I could careless if he got pts or assists. I just want him out there racking up steal, deflections, and PFs. Cause havoc!!
  13. Stat Check - Early Look at the Numbers

    That is why Parson's injury, and Ben's as well, hurt so much.... It is also why I am (was) more optimistic about this season. Mike and Marc are doing just about (maybe more) than what I expected. Reke is coming along nicely with scoring off he bench. The team just needs that 3rd, consistent scoring punch in the starting lineup. I'm pretty sure Harrison will also look better (even if he stayed in the starting lineup) if there was another potent offensive threat alongside Mike and Marc. Come January, once Ben has about 15 games starting under his belt, I think Harrison won't look so bad when he moves back to the role that he should play. For this team, he is a D guy, safety valve and secondary ballhandler. An off-set if you will. In an 8-9 man playoff rotation, he is a 10th man at best. But that is Ok, cause even they have good value as long as you don't expect them to be the team hero. Think more along the lines of John Paxson, circa 1993.
  14. Stat Check - Early Look at the Numbers

    Trick or Treat 2.0 I can see that. I loved TA's game for what it was and knew that you had to accept the ubiquitous tricks for expected treats.
  15. Dallas @ Memphis 10/26/17

    Reke starts, then where does the offense come from off the bench?