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  2. Assuming he plays all but back-to-backs that would give him 11 games total I believe.
  3. grizz09

    Defense is the Key

    but allen's numbers don't show he is bad on defense yet bane's show he's not as good as you claim. which is it? eye test or numbers? or both? you're being very contradictory. not to mention that allen has better numbers than bane while seemingly outmatched against starting level players compared to bane getting to play against benches and still having worse defensive and other advanced stats numbers. i wouldn't mind seeing melton get some starts as he also benefits from playing mostly against bench units. i'd like to see how much of his offensive and defensive production could be maintained against tougher starting opponents. allen at least has proven to be relatively capable/passable on both sides of the ball whether off the bench or starting. i think he'd kill against bench units and it'd be interesting to see how much he'd produce in that role as well.
  4. srmjr23

    Winslow??

    What are you talking about as good as gone? What would make you say that?
  5. BigHunkALove

    Winslow??

    He is trending well?
  6. Dragan Bender was nobody in Europe when he got drafted. Garuba at least is a rotation player in a TOP8 Euroleague team putting 1,5 Defensive Win Shares in the ACB league leader. Not that your statement is not true, but probably Dragan Bender is not a good comparison either.
  7. Lugan Village

    Predict JJJ's Return

    positionless basketball...don't like it, don't buy it. But yeah but the concept its been around for a while, I think teams tried it, some successfully...but im thinking some teams just didnt have quality of bigs, so hey they came up with a solution...
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  9. Grizzled Vet

    Chicago Bulls @ Memphis Grizzlies - 4/12/21

    Hope their source isn't this message board.
  10. 16. Memphis Grizzlies (↓Previously 13th), 26-25, +1.3 net rating Weekly slate: Win at Heat, Win at Hawks, Loss at Knicks, Loss to Pacers Good lineup: Ja Morant | Dillon Brooks | Desmond Bane | Brandon Clarke | Jonas Valanciunas Stats: 114.2 offensive rating | 100.9 defensive rating | +13.3 net rating | 49 minutes played | 5th most used lineup Why it’s important: How fun has this Grizzlies lineup been? I’m usually not one for promoting rookies as ways to help a team win games, but the inclusion of Desmond Bane into this lineup has been effective. It gives them a big-time shooter added to a team that’s been middle of the road on offense this season. Once again, though, I’ll just mention that I miss Jaren Jackson Jr. and can’t believe we haven’t seen him this season. Bad lineup: Tyus Jones | Dillon Brooks | Kyle Anderson | Brandon Clarke | Jonas Valanciunas Stats: 91.8 offensive rating | 103.5 defensive rating | -11.7 net rating | 85 minutes played | 3rd most used lineup Question that arises: Can the Grizzlies survive any non-Ja Morant lineups in this final push? Tyus Jones is a capable backup point guard. There is no real reason why there should be this big of a drop-off when Jones and Kyle Anderson replace Morant and Bane. Especially considering how pathetic the offense has been for this particular lineup.
  11. Jackson to return April 23rd barring any setback. So they say. https://www.rotowire.com/basketball/player.php?id=4384 That would be the start of 3 out of 4 vs Portland.
  12. chipc3

    Predict JJJ's Return

    Corrected
  13. Jaren Jackson Jr. is a real unicorn ....a beast so rare...it's just a myth....don't expect to see him this season....
  14. GrizzTigerFan

    Predict JJJ's Return

    that's cool that you want that but Grizz FO promote the idea of "positionless" basketball and want everyone on court to be able to playmake and shoot 3s. However, i do think they appreciate Jonas as a change of pace player for that style of play.
  15. I❤️JV

    Predict JJJ's Return

    Arvydas Sabonis...Domas dad.
  16. lions

    Winslow??

    good news
  17. ALT GRIND

    Predict JJJ's Return

    It IS unfair to make these guys defend upwards of 25 feet out. BUT that is today’s professional indoor sports ball. Yeah, teams probably wanna draft bigs who have the plus wingspan and a sturdy core. Other than that, maybe bigs just shouldn’t be taken in the lotto. Go after QUANTITY when drafting bigs (have a big man bullpen) as opposed to chasing quality perimeter players. Frames matter for perimeter players too. Jalen Green has a good frame (even though he is skinny), Davion Mitchell has a great frame. I like Vrenz Bleijenbergh’s frame. I think Ibou Badji has a good frame although I am not certain. Kai Jones seems to have a good frame. Maybe that’s about it.... that might even be a solid (if unorthodox) top 5 (in some order).
  18. Dwash

    Predict JJJ's Return

    Sabonis was actually one of the first modern mobile inside out athletic bigs. When he was in his 20's. It's some limited footage out there. The version we saw in Portland was after the leg injuries and subsequent weight gain.
  19. Lugan Village

    Predict JJJ's Return

    I don;t expect or necessarily want my bigs playing like guards, and vice versa they gotta support on the rebounds but get out of the way otherwise....the bigs got a job to do inside...and yes they have to be able to cover the 5 or 4 when they are shooting from the perimeter, dont misinterpret me or what I am trying to convey.
  20. I agree 100% about Luka...at the time of the draft he was Euroleague MVP at 18...He was LeBron for everyone in Europe...In the USA he was white and fat...not enough athletic ability ...2 GM'S passed on him...lost their jobs.... Garuba is more Dragon Bender than Luka...no one is going to lose a job because of Garuba
  21. Lugan Village

    Predict JJJ's Return

    this discussion just makes us/me appreciate the durability of JV with that sort of consistent productivity. When he was younger with the Raptors, he would be gazelling all over the place and prone a few times for coming down on feet, and getting ankle sprains. I find him jumping more vertical and controlled, unless the competitive situation dictates otherwise..he picks his spots when he does do that. And playoffs are a different world for JV, he brings out his best for those games...
  22. GrizzTigerFan

    Predict JJJ's Return

    yea no kidding. I know they aren't the first ones to have these injuries. I am just pointing out that modern NBA which requires Big men to play like guards on offense and be able to cover the entire court on defense - just increases the chances of those injuries for the Bigs.
  23. chipc3

    Predict JJJ's Return

    I am not a doctor and don't try to pretend to be one on message boards or social media but it seems to me that knee injuries are a problem for big men in general and not just the Uber mobile ones but it certainly doesn't help when a player is running and jumping to come down awkwardly. Arvidas Sarbonis Arvydas Sabonis was never considered a mobile big like we have today but he had numerous knee surgeries. I think it is the speed and the high leaping that causes players to land awkward and that puts stress on the tendons and the body wasn't built to move like that.
  24. GrizzTigerFan

    Predict JJJ's Return

    Not sure what you are hinting at i am just trying to see if this is coincidence or a trend. If it is a trend then that would be good news for guys like Jonas, and Jokic who don't depend on athleticism to be effective. i am not be surprised that they are more mobile than me. What is apparent is that they aren't more mobile than all the frequently injured guys i mentioned.
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