GrizzliesIQYO

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    Grizzlies 1 of 2 Teams Pursuing RFA Smart via S&T

    I just like that we are sticking our nose in and guys that we have actually heard of. We are always very hush hush on our moves, so I'm glad we are least exploring and trying to improve. I don't know if people are stereotyping Marcus Smart or holding past transgressions against him. Please don't forget what Zbo stood for before he came here. Marcus Smart may have been the hardest playing player on the Celtics. I never saw him quit. He fought for offensive rebounds and has a nice skillset as a combo guard. We have no high level guards besides Mike Conley, that is reality. Mike Conley has also spent most his time watching the last couple of years. YO
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    Vegas Summer League

    I have seen enough to believe Jackson is definitely a 3 and D guy and a great help side shot blocker. I'm looking for Carter to settle in. Is Kobi Simmons really a baller against some pretty good San Antonio Guards? Can Deyonta really consistently give us anything on offense? YO
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    Fire Sale???

    Now that Lebron is out west and we are probably on the verge of another super team, CP3 has re-signed and teams like Minnesota, Phoneix, Utah are young and competive, I believe it is a time for a fire sale. We will never get a big time free agent. We don't have money to make the luxury tax. I believe our only hope is to continue to bring in top 5 picks and build from the ground up like Golden State, OKC, and Philadelphia have. Mike and Marc at their ceiling can help us be the Utah Jazz of the 90s that is almost good enough but our floor is the Portland and Denver teams of the 2000s that were competitive and made the playoffs sometimes or just barely missed but were never bad enough to get high draft picks so you are stuck and the middle. I think we should get rid of Mike and Marc and build through the young core hopefully being championship ready again when Lebron and Melo are 40 and Golden State has broken up to chase bigger deals? YO
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    Fire Sale???

    I think Marc is mentally checked out. If he resigns here, it will be because we break the bank to keep him, unless we have a really good and Bickerstaff can gain a relationship in one year. YO
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    Jaren Jackson Jr's Floor/Ceiling

    The good thing is we have two summer leagues to dissect his game from the couch but if he goes for 30 a few more times, I would sit him out and get ready for the season. He got drafted because he can shoot 3s and defend. If he turns out to be a Draymond Green who pretty much does those things well at about 6'7 and played under the same program, I don't think anyone will be made. Alot of times touches are limited in colleges and there is more of an emphasis on running sets than feeding the hot hand, etc. YO
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    Jaren Jackson Jr's Floor/Ceiling

    He looks like a kid that will thrive in the open and spacing based NBA game. We have elite passers in Marc and Mike so if they are healthy with JJ, it should be a fun year. If he can make 8 3s in a summer league with only a couple weeks of NBA guidance. I can't help but be confident for October. With his confidence, demeanor, youth, and bloodline, things are looking up. YO
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    Fire Sale???

    Are the fans cool with just making the playoffs? I'm impartial. If we are least competitive thats cool to watch but I want us to at least have a shot at contending. The last couple Grizzlies games I have gone to there were more people on the court I had never heard of than actual NBA talent. I like the playoffs in Memphis because the Grindhouse is rocking. I just don't want Mike and Marc to walk out the door and we are young/ hard to watch and get back nothing. What is the pick we owe the Celtics being referred to. I'm watching the Grizzlies practices and Bickerstaff seems to be in full control and have roles for his assistants. You can't win without players though. YO
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    Jaren Jackson Jr's Floor/Ceiling

    Bamba openly stated he didn't want to be here. He has done nothing to earn that right. I'll pass. YO
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    Jaren Jackson Jr's Floor/Ceiling

    Couldn't have said it better. College is also 100% about winning. There is no tanking in college for the next year or rest days. There are no max contract players so player development is important but if you are not good, they just bench you or recruit someone else. Coaches pick what they want to emphasize and usually it relates directly to their scheme and what helps the team, not the player. YO
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    Jaren Jackson Jr's Floor/Ceiling

    Playing defense without fouling is very easy to teach. College Coaches have to win games with not a lot of practices. This is his job now. Him fouling out a lot should not be much of an issue. Plus the NBA is a jump shot league so drives and post ups are happening a lot less than college. YO
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    The 2018 Free Agents

    I was waiting on someone to post the Will Barton quotes. Its like he is literally calling out the Grizzlies to pull the trigger since he loves it here and it was the best time of his life. Guys that love the city are always the ones who have success here. It never fails. I think he is a great addition. He doesn't shoot a high percentage but I believe he will play very hard and be Able to score with a decent amount of touches. Definitely can keep defenses honest. Tayshaun, Stackhouse, Butler, and Van Exel all have a lot of knowledge he can build off. I'm high on Avery Bradley if he signs long term because he definitely could be the Grindson with a little higher scoring potential. YO
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    Welcome to Memphis JJJ!!!!

    Thanks for the post. Definitely gave a new perspective on the kid. If KG will even spend a day with the guy there must be something there. YO
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    How does everyone feel about GnG 2.0?

    GNG is the best thing that ever happened to Memphis. It created a lane for guys like Tony Allen, Zbo, and even Marc to be stars in their own right. Without injuries, we had a legitimate chance to possibly be NBA champs a few times during that run. We can develop Jackson into a solid power forward alongside Marc and hopefully eventually he can score in isolation like Zbo used to and Anthony Davis does now. Jevon can be our pit bull off the bench to give Mike Conley rest. We still need consistent knock down shooters with IQ like we had in Battier and Miller. If they can guard too that is a bigger plus. I think GNG is what makes us special as an organization . Similar to what was said in the presser, trying to model ourselves after Houston and Golden State was a big fail because James Harden, KD, Curry, and Thompson aren't walking through the door. We blew Golden State out a few times a few years ago because we were committed to playing way harder than them. The city will get back behind the team if this style returns and the The Grind House will be rocking. I just hope JB and his staff really demand it out of the guys in practice and starting in summer league. I also hope Mike and Marc stick around for the long haul because being able to guard but not score still equals being in the lottery yearly. YO
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    With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    The only way I am ok with this is he talking on the basis of us having one of the best centers in the league as a sure fire starter. If there is any other reason, we will pass on anybody that openly doesn't want to be here. TA, MM, Zbo, Mike C have proven this is a city you have to love to be successful here. There has never been a successful Grizzly I can think of that didn't love it here. YO
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    Eight Assistant Coaches

    This is one of the better staffs for a Grizz head coach in a while. YO
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    With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    He is athletic though and he leads the league in scoring or is top 3. If Doncic can fill it up, thats fine but he seemed like a passer, playmaker in the Rubio form to me. YO
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    With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    The only that scares me with him is he is slow and unathletic. If he can't guard, he will have to be an offensive beast. YO
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    With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    He cancelled the workout he invited all the teams too? YO
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    With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    2 years is a long time to wait for a player to be healthy. YO
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    With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    I'm starting to feel like we should draft Michael Porter because even if he busts he will have high trade value his first four years. The other guys not so much. If I'm trying to win, I would draft Bamba or Jackson based on the new NBA but we shall see. Bamba seems like an improved Clint Capella. I think Jackson can guard multiple positions and possibly be a star but I don't know enough about him. I also know Trae Young can knock down 3s but don't think they will be content with two small #4 picks with similar skillset. YO
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    The 2018 Free Agents

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    How Do You Feel?

    I'm hopeful. I just hope we draft a big time player that can have an immediate impact while growing and getting better year to year. We trade and get a big time veteran that can fill a need and still add a young player or two with a lot of potential, but not a project like a lot of our draft picks as of late. YO
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    The 2018 Free Agents

    No doubt, a lot of free agents don't want to come here but the one thing I like about Dallas and a lot of other teams is they try to at least get in the mix on most guys. They haven't had much success getting guys lately but it is not because the effort isn't there. YO
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    Vernon had an interesting thought in a tweet

    Trae Young will make 3s and Floaters. Bamba will block shots, guard and dunk. Jackson is a lanky, athletic scorer that either be trick or treat. Doncic don't know if his game translates. Porter looked great BEFORE injury and brags about always being injured but still dominating. Injuries end some of the best so you have to take them serious. Bagley may be what he is but he put up big numbers on the highest level. The main guys that bust are the question mark guys. I'd rather get someone who we at least know what we are getting. I think Porter's workout is the big key to comparing if he still is #1 pick he was supposed to be. YO
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    With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    I also think if the trade doesn't get us better while getting rid of a bad contract, we don't do it. Money is an issue but nobody cares if we are rolling in the Dough and suck unless we are going full on 76ers. If thats the case we should be trading Marc, Mike, and Chandler and do a complete rebuild. We either want to be a championship team, playoff contender or rebuild and go young. There has to be clear logic behind these moves. Usually teams trading out of high picks are established winners and we are not. YO