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About Grizball

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  • Birthday 06/08/1972

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  1. Inverted Standings Watch

    All we can control is to finish with the worst record and that would guarantee a top 4 pick in the draft. I kind of expected them to beat the Bulls so the win against Den sort of make up for it. For the remaining games, we have one winnable game at home against Sac in Apr, and Pho has three winnable games against other tank teams. Even if we end up with the same record with Pho they have the better record against us so we would still get the worst record before the lottery. I like our chances and all they need to do it to control the games and minutes Marc and Reke play.
  2. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Do we only have one second round pick this year (31 or 32 hopefully)? I think the two later second round picks have been traded, correct?
  3. We should just draft the best player available regardless of position and fit. Who knows what is going to happen next season, maybe Marc will be gone, maybe Conley will miss many games because of injury etc.. I think Ayton is the guy we should go after if we get the #1 pick, but if FO decides to take Doncic or Bagley, they should do it because this is the guy they think is the best player available not because we need a wing or a PF.
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    With the 31st or 32nd pick, I think it is very likely we will pick up a guy who is projected to go in the first round but fall to the 2nd round. I don't have much expectation though, I think this year's draft is top heavy and after that the talent level drops significantly. Well maybe it's still too early to tell.
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    It would be a total failure if we get lucky and get the #1 pick and not select Ayton. He is clearly the best player in this draft. We would be like the 97' Spurs with Tim Duncan and make a total turnaround with Ayton while still keeping Gasol, Conley and possibly Reke. Even if we go for a rebuild, Ayton would be the guy you want to be your new franchise player.
  6. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Ayton is and should be the consensus #1, the #2-#6 is going to be Doncic, Bagley, Jackson, Bamba and a healthy Porter in no particular order.
  7. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Ayton is the obvious number one pick with the complete package and is also a very safe pick. I am still a bit concerned with Doncic’s lack of quickness. He may be an average athlete at best. The pros are he is very skilled, has a high bball IQ and a great passion for the game and great work ethic, and more importantly he is experienced and is the most NBA ready prospect. But if we get lucky and get the #1 pick we should expect more from the pick and Ayton is the guy.
  8. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    We should get the best player available, and I think the best player in this draft is Ayton then Doncic. After that, it could be Bamba, Jackson or Bagley. Unless Porter shows his stuff in the tournament, he is probably going outside of the top 5.
  9. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    If we get the #1 pick, I think we should go for Ayton. He is gonna be a force, and if we keep Marc next season Ayton can come in and play the 4. If the pick is #2-#4, Doncic, Bamba or Porter (if healthy) would be my choice. Jackson is my #5. The Grizzlies has never got a #1 pick in its 23 years in the league, i hope for once we will get that #1 pick and get a franchise player. We need that more than any other team.
  10. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Ayton or Doncic if we get a top 2 pick. Bamba is my 3rd choice. Jackson is my 4th. Porter is my 5th now, but if he can show his injury has no long term effect on his career, I think he will move up to 3rd. I am not a Bagley fan, I am concerned with his D and lack of position. Young is a wild card. He is a special talent BUT you need to build the team around him and let him play his game in order to get the most out of him. I don't know how he would fit in with a system when he is 3rd or 4th option on offense and don't get as much freedom and touches as he does now. So we'd better get a top 5 pick to get the right player.
  11. Are people still on the Kobi bandwagon?

    He is still a very young player learning the game. He has good size, athleticism and some skills, sure he has potential, but not star potential. He would be a steal if we can turn this undrafted rookie into a backup PG.
  12. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Ayton and Doncic are the clear top 2 picks right now, followed by Porter, Bagley, Bamba, Jackson, Toung in no particular order, but I am sure we will hear some guys’ names shoot up the draft board as the draft nears. So if we get a pick in the 3-7 range I am sure we can still get a pretty good prospect. If Wallace is making the pick which I hope not, I think he would pick Doncic over Ayton even though I think he may like Ayton as well since Ayton can also play the 4. If our pick is in the 3-7 range, it makes logical sense he would go for a PF like Bagley or Jackson but I also wouldn’t be surprised to see him go after Young cos he missed out on Curry before. Anyways I hope our pick falls no lower than #7 in June and we should be fine.
  13. Robert Pera

    Pera is most responsible for this mess. He is the owner, he is the final decision maker, he is the one who makes the FO hire. I assume he is a smart and successful businessman and he should realise that his FO is incompetent and that he needs better personnel. Either he just doesn't care or he doesn't have a clue, there is no other way to explain it. Bad decision after decision and Wallace is still here making all these lame excuses.
  14. 2018 trade deadline thread

    Philly showed a lot of interest in Reke at the deadline and they will have money to throw at him this offseason. They can easily offer him a rich one year deal or a multi year deal more than the MLE. It was stupid not to get something in return. There is no excuse for that.
  15. Inverted Standings Watch

    I think we will go 1-4 in Feb, 4-12 in Mar and 1-5 in Apr, that will give us a 24-58 record. Should be good for a bottom 3.