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  1. Memphis @ Denver 01/12/2017 Game Thread

    Being a Grizzlies fan is hard at the moment, but hopefully it's like going on a diet where what feels bad now.. feels better later on. I feel like winning by 20 every game would be worse at the moment, sort of like false hope. It really feels like the only positive that can come from this season is a tanking.. and developing some players in the hopes of keeping some of them next year. Otherwise, for example.. going on a big win streak and winning 40 games.. then it becomes a complete write off and disaster.
  2. What do you think Tyreke's value is?

    It's unfortunate that Tyreke is playing so well at a time when the Grizzlies are at the lowest point they've been in many years. It sort of feels like it's neither here nor there, and because of his style of play, it doesn't command much value to other teams.
  3. Who Could Be Traded?

    It's the only hope other than a complete blowout/firesale/tanking that would result in everyone leaving and a 5 year rebuilding, that could end up being a 10 year rebuilding if things didn't go well. It's an option down the line.. but until then.. the hope is in the Conley/Gasol combo and then getting the right complementary pieces around them and then hoping that they stay healthy.
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Agree. But you need to wipe the memory away of Thabeet, or Parsons from your memory. Grizzlies have PTSD from injuries in the last two or three seasons. And busts from pretty much every draft since Conley and Gasol (trade). It makes taking the risk on Porter really hard. But without that memory, Porter isn't such a big risk. It's a moderate risk. The upside is huge. He's one of the most naturally gifted players I've seen in a long time and his natural style of play and position is something the Grizzlies have lacked for many years. He is at his best in 1 on 1 isolation situations, and he has unlimited range. But he's not selfish or has a big ego. His frame is a bit small but he has many years to build on it. He could be the next Durant.
  5. Inverted Standings Watch

    Please get a top 4 pick, this season is a complete write off. It's the only way the season can be saved. With Conley resting up and a top 4 pick (I really like the look of Michael Porter Jr, inspite of his injury) the season can be saved/redeemed. Without a top 4 pick.. the season is an utter disaster. The next few years could be a disaster either way.. barely anyone is left over from the winning chemistry days.. but as long as there is Conley/Gasol there is reason for optimism.. and add a future superstar into that mix.. and there is hope for next year. I don't like the idea of tanking for 5 years straight and doing a Lakers because that culture starts to set in.. and then everyone forgets what it used to feel like to win.. but for one year.. similar to the Spurs.. it has potential that it could work out ok. Parsons is still a problem though, and there is a serious lack of depth in the entire roster. Depth used to be a strong point but year after year, players walked or signed with other teams and it slowly dwindled away. And now it's non existent.
  6. Inverted Standings Watch

    Just don't let Chris Wallace make the pick, maybe let Conley and Gasol make the decision, or JB Bickerstaff?
  7. Why Is Gasol Still "resting"?

    A quick google search this afternoon said that he has a strained foot and was unlikely to play against Pacers, but day to day in terms of when he is expected back. Wins don't actually seem that important right now because 7th seed seems almost a lock. But in the week or two before playoffs start.. winning a few and getting some momentum or confidence would be something. Confidence has been really low in the last month.
  8. Doing that 4 times out of 7 against a top team in the West is going to be hard. That's what the aim is. Actually.. that's not even the aim. The aim is to win the championship, as stated in the preseason. But trying to be fair and reasonable for a second.. winning 4 times out of 7 against a top West team, and winning a series.. would at least be something. Everything that has happened from September until now is a stepping stone towards getting to that point.
  9. Indiana @ Memphis 03/29/17

    Mike's been one of the few bright spots this season.
  10. Memphis @ Sacramento 03/27/17

    IMO there was so much depth on this team from 2010 to 2015. And predefined roles, where people knew what they had to do. Now.. there is a lack of depth and players are having to try and go beyond what they are capable of. And they might be able to do that here or there, but not consistently. It's starting to seem like making the playoffs won't matter, because either way the ceiling is very low. Conley and Gasol are talented players but their best years are being wasted because they are having to go beyond what they are capable of. Z-Bo is still good for a year or two, but everyone else is below par IMO. VC is great for his age, and should come off the bench for 10-20 mins, but compared to other starting SG's is below par. Wright is ok. But everyone else is a bit average. The team used to be so full of talent.. for years at a time. I wonder what happened. It'd be a shame to blow it all up while Conley and Gasol have so many productive years left.
  11. Memphis @ Sacramento 03/27/17

    Really depressing last two seasons, especially this one, due to the lack of injuries. The whole franchise seems lost in terms of direction. There's 3-4 good players, but from there down.. it's a bit lost.
  12. San Antonio @ Memphis 03/18/17

    Jekyll and Hyde Grizzlies.
  13. Memphis @ Atlanta 03/16/17

  14. Milwaukee @ Memphis 03/13/17

    If the Grizzlies go on a run, which would be hard to believe but possible.. it's sort of similar to when Rudy was out for the season, but they went on to beat the Spurs in the first round. But just imagine if they took that salary for a Rudy Gay/Parsons type player, and have it add a valuable player to the team (who can shoot, defend and play team ball) and then if the team could still play the same way. Additional by subtraction is great and all, but it's a lot of wasted potential and wasted salary cap.
  15. What a disaster this signing has turned out to be.