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JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

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1 hour ago, TimBC said:

You raise an interesting point. Since we have a zillion stats available already, why not add one more: the Q score?
In marketing and entertainment, it "is a measurement of the familiarity and appeal of a brand, celebrity, company, or entertainment product"  

For the NBA, we could compute something like (% of fans who have even heard of the guy) - 1.5x (% who think he is hot garbage) + 1.24x (% who think he will be an allstar this season) + 0.1(% who go "meh, he's a tenth man at best")

Thats probably what PER is.

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On 8/6/2017 at 0:43 PM, Dwash said:

Thats probably what PER is.

Nah. PER uses actual performance. My stat is pure perception. Lots of high-PER players have a least a few fans who think they stink; lots of low-PER players have loyal fans who are sure their guy is just underutiilized. 

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On 7/28/2017 at 2:06 PM, The Truth is OUT said:

Bottom line, nobody should be weeping for Jam.  He's still going to get life changing money in comparison to what he was making before.  If his agent convinced him he was going to easily get into 8 figures, then Jam will hopefully learn something and move forward, instead of be bitter about not hitting the grand slam.  He will only be signing a 3-year, so he needs to think about the future.  He can either get another similar deal or he can be on the cusp of being out of the league.  It's up to him.

I hear you.  You are right, but the Grizz should try to wrap this up now.  They have made their point.  The market Jamychal and his idiot agent thought was going to be there for him was NOT.  The Grizz played it the way they should have and it worked, but now the Grizz need a starting power forward and Zach is gone.  There is no one else.  Wallace can continue the silence and just keep embarrassing Green as no offers come in and he can just let Green twist in the wind and prove that the Grizzlies were right all along OR they can now make him a good, fair offer and try to get Green on board for the longer term future of the Grizzlies.  Otherwise they are going to have a resentful, upset player who really wont give a rats tail end how the Grizz do cause he has signed for the 1 yr qualifying offer and he will simply be counting the days until he can get the F out of Memphis and go ANYWHERE else.  Sure it wont be for as much money as he once thought he would get, but there will be no good will between JaMychal and the Grizz if this continues down this road.  

Now, if Wallace and Hollinger and Stefanski have decided that they dont give a crapt whether or not Green is here after this season, then they are certainly handling it the right way.  Maybe Green isnt in the Grizzlies longer/intermediate term plans.  If so, then so be it, but it would seem to me that the point has been made. There will be no massive offer sheet coming for Green.  Grizz played it perfectly, but now get your guy into the fold.  Show him you value him.  Make him a fair deal, not a low ball bargain basement one just because you can.  You need Green to play hard for you this season.  You need him NOT to be a cancer in the lockerroom.  Dont let him keep twisting in the wind.  Its time. 

 

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On 7/31/2017 at 7:19 PM, Father Pat said:

One thing is fairly certain, and that is Wallace was not communicating with Jam and/or his agent. If the Grizzlies do or did have Jam in their long term plans, then it would be fair to say that Wallace is absolutely incompetent. This would lead me to believe that the F.O. simply believes that Jam and his talent level is easily replaced or just not needed.

and he most likely could if MEM was anywhere near a decent destination for free agents, but its folly to think that you can just move on from a decent to good player like Green when just about all free agents will scour the league to go just about anywhere until they just cant find a team so they start listening to MEM.   Sure, there are plenty of power forwards out there who are just as good as Green and better, but they are not beating the door down to come to Memphis and until proven otherwise, the Grizzlies are NOT masters of the draft and dont draft high enough to get really good talent anyway.  Green is a good Grizzly player.  The Grizz developed him.  He plays hard.  He plays defense.  He is already on the team (or should be).  If you are.....well.....just about any other franchise like MIA or ORL or OKC or just about insert franchise name here, if you dont want Green, then move on from him and go get someone else, but its not that easy for MEM.  Players dont flock to Wallace's door begging to be Grizzlies.  We sign the players nobody else wants (McLemore) or players who other teams are scared of because of injury (Tyreke, Chandler Parsons).  Other than that, we get the bottom of the barrel who get cant get on with any other team in destination cities like MIA or DAL or HOU or LA or NY or CHI or just about anybody except maybe MIL or MINNY (and MINNY is a hot team right now with Thibs and all their talent).   

Wallace is just milking this trying to show everyone what a shrewd GM he is and how he has correctly played the Green situation, but he is going to end up with a disgruntled player who wants nothing more than the get the H out of MEM and that doesnt do anyone any good. 

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