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  1. The 2018 Free Agents

    We need a true athletic SF that can guard. Kyle nor Rodney really fill that role. I'd rather take a chance on Dillon developing into a scorer than waste money on Hood.
  2. The 2018 Free Agents

    That would be nice but that said player has zero potential as a lockdown perimeter defender. Still think we need a true defensive minded SF.
  3. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Yea they have one dynamic wing player + a dynamic Big. That's a good foundation for any team. I am liking Bagley more and more just from watching all the playoffs and seeing all these elite athletically skilled guys going HAM. Nothing would make Marc happier than deferring points and rebounds to Bagley. Chris Bosh/Amar'e hybrid is not something we should whiff at.
  4. The 2018 Free Agents

    Man i state that Hindsight being 20/20 we should've kept Ennis and moved Tyreke. All signs point to Reke not returning no matter what FO intentions are. Unless Parsons has knee replacement surgery dudes days as a SF are over. He lined up at PF 90% of his stint here so far. FO should be planning for that to repeat and not depending on him being a solution there. Marshon is only 6'5' so are Wayne and Ben. Brooks isn't nearly as athletic or long as Ennis. Reread the criteria for SF that i believe the team needs. 6'7'+ , Athletic, solid defender, and solid 3pt shooter those were my requirements. Ennis fits that right now. I am not looking for him to improve offensively - he just needs to fill a role. BTW Houston picked up Brandan after we waived him. They just only kept him for a few games. As it stands right now there is only one guy on the squad that traditionally plays SF and that is Dillon. I strongly believe that end of season push to play JMart at SF was to see if he could fill that role. As of right now Ennis at SF is superior to JMart at SF.
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    He is severely overrating the bball knowledge of the casual fan. Most Grizz fans here still believe TODAY that healthy CORE4 can beat GSW. Porzingas reception completely validates your viewpoint.
  6. The 2018 Free Agents

    We didn't trade him due to poor performance. We traded him because they were trying to free up money for next season (access to FULL MLE) and he was an expiring contract. That's like saying that Brandan Wright didn't get minutes after AllStar break because he was trash. Dude is a solid rotation player especially for what i believe we need. Which is simply a long athletic wing that can hit open 3s and play solid defense. If you are expecting him to consistently score 20ppg then no.
  7. The 2018 Free Agents

    Another notch in the anti-Chris Wallace belt. Is that i am scouring FA list and potential trades for true 3D type SF with size. Lo and behold who is available that is at least 6'7' athletic enough to guard multiple positions and a decent 3pt shooter - while potentially being obtainable...... James Ennis. Hindsight 20/20 but he should've traded Tyreke for picks and kept Ennis. Having his bird rights would've insured we could resign him easily. He may not have been the greatest 3D player but dude helped us. He is perfect as the 5th wheel low usage starter and proved he could guard 1-4 decently while knocking down open 3s. I wonder if he would be open to coming back. Then we could shift Dillon down to SG (depending on who we draft)
  8. The 2018 Free Agents

    I agree he is not a rotation player on a good team but he is still under-contract and plays backup C. That's the only reason why i have him aligned there. Preferably Rabb gains some strength and forces him completely out of rotation or he improves drastically. Which is why i have Rabb in that slot too. I think you are referring to JaM?? If so my rational is that we draft Bagley then JaMyke gets traded. I have no idea what the logistics will be of that trade so i just moved him out of the rotation. Martin is a little bit different because he can shift down a position if we draft a PF. But i also moved him to back-end of rotation as well. If we draft Bagley and are still stuck paying Parsons then either Martin or JaMyke has to go. I prefer trading the one with more value (JaM) and keeping Martin around as Parsons insurance. Hopefully trading JaM could bring us back a legit SF or backup Big. I just have no idea who a trading partner could be so i didn't speculate.
  9. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Thanks for info thats a little disheartening but i only wanted him as spot minute specialist anyway.
  10. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Thanasis is who i think we should take a look at as the defensive specialist SF for us. Do you think he has potential to become a legit stopper in the NBA?
  11. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    So now you are discriminating against Romulans. I should've known.
  12. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I can see the team jumping back into the playoffs next season if they draft Bagley or Doncic. Simply because its easy transition to start them. Ayton and Trae Young are problematic because their natural positions mirror our current best players. JJJ and Porter could work but i think they are less skilled than Bagley and Doncic which means they will take longer to have a positive impact. I could give two craps about practice. Oppurtunity and fit go a long way in determining who can become a star. Skilled offensive players are more valuable than good defensive ones. Because its easier to teach a player to be a solid defender than it is to teach them to become a skilled scorer.
  13. The 2018 Free Agents

    We desp need a SF with real size and defensive ability. What about taking a flyer on Thanasis Antetokounmpo? Dude is only 26 years old and already has pro experience. Thanasis is 6'7 with 7ft wingspan and uber athletic and already has 2nd team all defense honors from G-league stint. Kostas has the better physical tools with his length and they are both raw offensively. But we need help now and don't have time to develop our lottery pick AND a project player. Thanasis time with Knicks and Gleague allows him to be more of a plug and play. Bring him in as the defensive specialist on a cheap non-guaranteed deal. None of the UFA Small Forwards are worth our full MLE or are defensive specialist. Mike/Drew Wayne/Marshon/Ben Dillon/Thanasis/Martin *Bagley/Parsons/JaMyke Gasol/Davis or Rabb We already signed Marshon so we have the 6th man already covered. Defensive specialist is the only spot we need filled on perimeter. Thanasis can do that for real cheap.
  14. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Same here Agree with you here too. Caveat is that i don't see Bagley failing at the next level. I think even if he doesn't turn into a "Star" he will be productive based on his motor and drive alone. Plus if we draft him he will have easiest road to success due to who he will be surrounded by. Gasol will gladly box out for him and let him get all the boards. Gasol, Parsons, and Conley are adept interior passers so they will get him the ball in scoring position. He is an easy lob target and will also get garbage buckets. Day one I can see him easily averaging what JaMychal does. Only thing he needs to work on is his defense and no reason to believe that can't improve. Mike + Wayne + Dillon + Bagley + Gasol I can see them becoming pretty good quickly.