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  1. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    It has been done in the past. Please post the link.
  2. I think Kobi has more upside right now than Rio. It is so frustrating to see his play this year when I recall how good he was. I don't think Kobi could do worse; he recognizes his limitations and Rio doesn't
  3. NOLA @ Memphis 1/10/18

    TAKE THE FLU SERIOUSLY. I know people younger than at least one of the posters who has died from the flu. Yesterday, I spoke with a person who works in the emergency room at one of the hospitals in Jonesboro, and he also spoke of the deaths of "young, healthy, people" because of the flu. Don't self-medicate; see an MD.
  4. I think you are misreading the English of the sentence. When he is saying me it is as if he is quoting what teammates say. He is talking about overthinking and about all the team members including himself.
  5. #chancun

    The article was very encouraging to me because Parsons really seemed to be putting forth his best effort,. As others have said, we won't know, really know, until the season starts. I'm also glad that we are no longer focusing on issues not relevant to basketball.
  6. Melo Traded to the Thunder, huh?

    I agree with your last paragraph completely. I hope we are both wrong.
  7. Melo Traded to the Thunder, huh?

    Some posters have wondered whether OKC will suffer because of ball hogs. I only wish the Grizzlies had the problem of seeing whether Melo, George, and Westbrook could share the ball. OKC also has another pg who can distribute the ball well. They clearly are better than the Grizzlies are now--despite the age of Melo and George and the possibility of George leaving next year. I don't see how anyone can doubt that they are now ahead of the Grizzlies. I think they can compete with Golden State; they might not win a series, but it will be close.
  8. The Grindfather Appreciation Thread

    He was one of my all time favorites. His energy was great, even when it was sometimes ineffective. He may really help the Pels, more with his attitude and hustle than on the floor. I will miss him.
  9. Fizz goes off !!!

    I am not going to enter the discussion because it is so frustrating to read that people think celebrating southern heritage and defending the statue that were put up for racist reasons in the 20th century are the same issue. We need to remove the statues, and Fiz is correct in stating his views as a person who has some celebrity in Memphis.
  10. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    The problem with this is that we had Zbo, Tony, and Vince to help with those wins. While all three were past their prime, they did have very good games at times--often when Mike and/or Marc weren't available.
  11. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    I hope I am wrong, but if we make no trades, I am not optimistic--not because we are so much worse than last year but because other teams have improved much more than we have: 35-47. I made the preceding prediction because of the reasons listed in earlier posts: What do we have beyond Marc and Mike that is reliable? Again, I hope that I am wrong. But Marc needs to reduce his minutes to be effective all season as does Mike. Our new additions have come off injuries or have not lived up to expectations. Our rookies from last year, haven't improved as much as most of us had hoped. Only Selden has shined in competition, albeit the Summer League. I too hope that Parsons can regain the form he had before his injuries. Not many have done that (not many can recover as Paul George did). I have been a Grizzlies fan since they came to Memphis, and I am usually optimistic. So I am not making my prediction as a hater.
  12. I think Seraphin might be worth looking at. I think we need a backup for Marc aside from Davis.
  13. Best Guess Opening Day Roster

    Perhaps our roster isn't any worse than last year, but the rosters of several teams in the west are much better.
  14. Silver: NBA Expansion is Inevitable

    The great Bill Russell said that "You can't compare basketball players from different eras." In a sense, I agree. I suspect Wilt, Oscar, Elgin Baylor, Bob Pettit, Jerry West, and some others would have adjusted to whatever style was being played. I also don't think it is profitable to try and compare them. We argue whether LeBron is better than Michael, don't agree, and are unable to convince others of our position. So comparing athletes from the 50's with those of the present day won't ever be resolved.
  15. Every Team's Projected 2017-18 Record

    I hope I am wrong, but if we make no trades, I am not optimistic--not because we are so much worse than last year but because other teams have improved much more than we have: 35-47.