smit-tay griz

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  1. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    It really would depend on the rules. The rule changes favor GSW's style. If Steph, Thompson, and Kevin had to play under the old rules they wouldn't look nearly as invincible.
  2. Who is Gray? I don't see him on the radar and I haven't been following college ball much.
  3. Tankzzlies

    +1000000 I've been saying the same thing for a long time. You don't have a chance of beating the top teams at their own game. You need to play very different and make the other team uncomfortable.
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I'd take the '96 Bulls over them easy. The Warriors have no one to guard MJ and the MJ/Pippen/Rodman defense would make the Warriors cry.
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I can tell you never watched the Lakers when Kareem played. You are making your assessment from watching highlight films. True, the Lakers had the best fast break in the league after Magic arrived when they got going, but they didn't score that way all the time. They were a very good half-court team. Three pointers? Funny. In Magic Johnson's championship seasons the most threes the team averaged per game was 2. That's right, a measly 2 three-pointers per game. Tyreke has made more three-pointers this season all by himself than both the 1982 and 1985 Lakers championship teams combined. The Grizzlies this season have made more than twice as many three-pointers as both the 1987 and 1988 champion Lakers teams combined, which were the two highest seasons of those championship teams, and the season isn't even over yet for the Grizzlies. No, you are mistaken. The three-point shot was not a big factor in the Lakers offense, but the skyhook most certainly was. I find it funny that you point out that Kareem only won one ring before Magic arrived as if it was all Magic's doing. This is a TEAM sport you know. I could put it another way. Magic Johnson never won a ring without Kareem, but Kareem won without Magic. Jabbar was an All-Star in 19 of his 20 seasons. The year he didn't make the All-Star team he shot 55% from the field and averaged 25.8ppg/12.9reb/4.3ast/1.7stl/3blk per game. He was selected MVP of the league 6 times. I'm pretty sure he and the skyhook and his inside play had a helluva lot to do with their success. You can believe the Rockets wouldn't have won in '94 and '95 if Mike hadn't quit if you like, but that is pure speculation, and the fact is that they won. What if? C'mon, man, you could what if every single game if you want. Heck, I'm still what iffing Rudy not getting injured in '11, maybe we would've gotten past the Thunder and we had beaten Dallas 3 out of 4 that season. Maybe the Grizzlies could've gone to the finals that year, but you know what? It doesn't matter 'cause it didn't happen. As for Olajuwon, who were all those great three-point shooters when he carried them to the Finals in '86? He was tearing up the opposition back then. I guess all of this rebuttal may seem silly when it all stems from a comment about Bamba and inside play. He is never going to be Jabbar or Olajuwon. Yes, rule changes have made inside play more difficult for the big men and a lot easier for perimeter shot-jackers, but I still disagree that the inside game is unimportant, and I couldn't let you get away with minimizing the accomplishments of a couple of the game's greatest players.
  6. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Two. 31 and 40 right now according to
  7. Memphis @ Brooklyn 03/19/18

    Weber seems to be having a decent game.
  8. Memphis @ Brooklyn 03/19/18

    Care to elaborate? Just curious what you don't like. We could be drafting his replacement which could make him expendable anyway.
  9. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Geez, how old are you? You do realize that Lew Alcindor/Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shot 56% for his career of twenty seasons and that the skyhook was a big part of his offense where he scored over 38,000 points becoming the all-time scoring champ, don't you? "if they ever were", sheesh!
  10. Team (anti)Hero Nugs@Grizz

    I thought everyone lost interest. We needed a win. I'll second your nominations. Dillon seems to be getting better and is a bit more consistent about it, at least lately. It was good to see Wayne shake off some of the funk that has been messing up his game. I hope he continues to improve as well.
  11. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I'm aware of that, but I wouldn't discount what a rookie has shown in his limited minutes either. I think Ivan Rabb probably has a place in this league.
  12. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Isn't how good? I'm not sure how you can come to that conclusion since he outproduces most of the other bigs on the roster when you compare his rate with others. He is only a rookie. I expect him to improve his game.
  13. Inverted Standings Watch

    Yes. I don't think there are any generational talents in this draft so the difference between picking 1 or even 8 won't be as big as a lot of folks think. JMO.
  14. Denver @ Memphis 03/17/18

    Well, we've dropped a long way. No one wants to put up the Team Hero thread?
  15. Denver @ Memphis 03/17/18

    Not a fan of the team, huh?
  16. Denver @ Memphis 03/17/18

    At last. We don't need to set any franchise losing records.
  17. Denver @ Memphis 03/17/18

    It's the Dillon Brooks Show!
  18. Tankzzlies

    What's up? Seems like you haven't been here for years. You only come around when we're in last place?
  19. Denver @ Memphis 03/17/18

    Good to see something good happening for the young guys.
  20. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I've really only looked at videos, but from what I've watched I'm torn between Bagley and Jackson. Bagley (hopefully) would give us that premier rebounder and high motor player. Jackson, on the other hand, looks as if he could have huge impact on the game as a defender. They're both very young, Jackson doesn't even turn 19 until September, Bagley's just 19.
  21. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    IDK. That's about where Dikembe Mutombo was. Is a HoFer worth a top 5 pick?
  22. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Maybe if he was more interested in defending?
  23. Grizzlies valued at more than $1 Billion by Kaplan

    Still, he had the franchise for 33 years in a prime city and they sucked for nearly thirty years of it. Twenty-six of those seasons they didn't make the playoffs. That's a lot of top picks with very little success (one reason I don't advocate tanking). Him being a racist jerk didn't have anything to do with that.
  24. Chicago @ Memphis 03/15/18

    Yeah, maybe so, but I'm afraid these guys will get in some long lasting funk and end up like the Kings. Kind of like some funks players get in when they don't see the ball go through the hoop. It just goes on and on...
  25. Chicago @ Memphis 03/15/18

    That sucks. I don't care how much everyone wants a tank, these guys need a win.