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  1. King Dork

    Winslow??

    So when he has a decent game this thread doesn’t turn up?? Where the he trash at? Where the he has no role talk at? He had a good second half and a great game defensively overall. He’s the type of high caliber role player you need to be a winning team. Good on the boards, good in transition and has decent shot creation. His size along with skill set makes him my favorite wing we have on the roster. Only up from here.
  2. King Dork

    Suggs is very good

    They had Rondo, who is still an elite playmaker. You have to have at least 2 of those guys. LeBron/Rondo, Steph/KD/Draymond, LeBron/Kyrie, Tony Parker/Manu/Kawhi, LeBron/Wade. When you look back at championship teams they have at least 2 high level initiators of offense. We need to find that second guy and then the rest of the roster can fall into place.
  3. King Dork

    Suggs is very good

    Exactly. Look at the Lakers right now. Even LeBron, one of the best playmakers in NBA history can’t drag the 3&D dudes on his roster to winning at a high level without AD and Dennis Schröder. You need the top line talent before you think about filling out a roster.
  4. The thing is College basketball was better before the One & Done era when the top dudes went straight to the league and skipped college. College basketball will probably benefit from the G League select team pilfering One & Done’s out of College BB all together.
  5. King Dork

    Suggs is very good

    No. 3 & D dudes do not win championship without high level playmakers 1st.
  6. King Dork

    Suggs is very good

    Ja/Cade/Jaren and whatever we can get for Utah & GSW’s picks plus filler would be a monster lineup. Big 4 with Brad Beal!!!!!
  7. Nah. G League select can’t pay everybody. And the reason no hype is really there for any college basketball players is because the top teams suck this year. If Cade Cunningham was at Duke, Kentucky or UNC people would be all over the guy. Heck if he was at the UofM he’d get national coverage, choosing OK State was a net negative on his marketability initially in the league. Having them legally pay him by hiring his brother might have made that hit worth it though.
  8. I don’t want nobody hollinger thinks is good.
  9. King Dork

    Grizz 2nd half schedule

    So what this schedule is saying is that we’re in the lottery? Bet.
  10. King Dork

    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    What of the moves they have made so far would lead you to believe otherwise? Not saying the book is written, just saying to this point that’s what it is. No final judgment from me though, just hopeful that it isn’t the case going forward.
  11. King Dork

    Winslow??

    Of course they are judging his potential production off of his first 2 games in over a calendar year. That’s what we do right? It would be foolish for Grizzlies fans to take actual circumstances into account, we all about the hot takes round here.
  12. King Dork

    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    I do think we fall in love with marginal talents in this market. It’s the makeup of this city to root for the underdog, but overvaluing Deanthony Melton’s and Desmond Bane’s won’t win us a championship. Swinging and connecting in the lottery on Ja’s and Jaren’s will. Making trades for the right guys at the right time will. The more I see this FO in action the more I feel like they are going down a Money Ball path, and that just doesn’t work in the NBA. You turn into what the Atlanta Hawks were for a decade, what the Milwaukee Bucks are now, Win a bunch of games in the regular season and flame out in the postseason. With a Star like Ja we just can’t afford to not compete at the highest level because it will start to look better and better for him to go to a large market if he can’t win here.
  13. King Dork

    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    The context does not include that because I was pushing a 3 team deal where we flip the assets from a Conley deal to get Lavine. We already had the #2 pick. Dillon GSW’s 1st, Utah’s 1st and a future 1st would have likely been enough to get Lavine from Chicago the off-season we drafted Ja. Unfortunately Dillon’s trade value is shot and those picks don’t look as good now as they did then.
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    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Let me preface this by saying we aren’t getting Zach Lavine. But I was saying we should trade Mike Conley for the dude and these boards told me I was crazy. When his value in Chicago was low I said throw the farm at them for him and I was told our future first round picks where more valuable than a scorer on a losing team. Now he has a terrible Bulls team in the 8 seed and the coaches in the NBA saw fit to vote him an AllStart reserve. Some of you Grizzlies fans need to recognize that without context, your plus minus and analytics are useless. Anyone could see dude had an elite NBA skill, I saw it when he was at UCLA and I was on these boards banging the trade up and Draft Lavine drum. At some point stockpiling these future assets means nothing because you need high level talent to win in the NBA, a roster full of average NBA dudes like you are more likely to get with late 1st round picks (if they are NBA players at all) won’t win in this league. We can’t continue to run this franchise like the Moneyball A’s and seriously expect to contend. We need to throw our chips in on a real difference maker to pair with Ja and Jaren. And to all of you who say we have 7 years of them to contend, ask the Thunder how that worked out for them when they had Westbrook, Harden, Durant, Ibaka and Reggie Jackson. Once dudes start getting paid it’s harder to build a team. We need the tripod of stars before we get to that point so we can lean on late 1st round picks to keep quality role players on cheap contracts on the margins. IDK who that dude is because the Lavine ship has sailed, but the Grizzlies need to make a swing to get a 3rd guy, sooner than later.
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    Winslow??

    So we get a guy who looks to be an elite shooter and he’s not part of the future plans because we have to pay him???? That makes absolutely no sense. If anything Melton becomes redundant because Winslow fills the defensive stopper role and is a better secondary ball handler. Neither can shoot so that’s a push. The last thing you do in today’s NBA I’d give up shooting. Only people I’d deal are Dillon, Melton, Dieng. Konchar is safe because he has no trade value. The other 3 could play minutes on a good team.