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    The Brandon Clarke thread

    I don't hate the pick, but i don't really like it either. Length seems more and more important trait to me as I've paid attention to the draft over the years. Usually short arms equal failure. He's got a great bounce, but most often one plays defense with their feet on the ground. He does have some other positive traits, and at this point in the draft there weren't a lot of better players imo. Someone mentioned Montrez Harrell, but the difference there is Harrell's length. I expect he could stick to a roster but don't expect much more out of him. I think Rabb is better. We shall see... I would've loved to get Samanic or Bitadze who went a few picks earlier. Maybe we traded up for that very reason. I would've parted with Brooks or Rabb (and the future 2nd) if it meant moving up to 18 or 19 to get one of those guys. I think I would've taken Nick Claxton instead at #21 if we really wanted a big, or taken a flier on Little or Porter and hope they clear the perceived cobwebs out of their respective heads. Overall I give the pick a B- or maybe a C+ .
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    Conley to Nuggets

    Memphis trades: Mike Conley, Dillon Brooks, Ivan Rabb Denver trades: Mason Plumlee, Will Barton, Michael Porter Jr., 2020 2nd - The Grizzlies get two very solid role players (on reasonable contracts), a potential star in Porter, a pick. Plumlee and Barton will keep us out of the low lottery while we wait on the new core of Morant-Porter-Jackson. Brooks and Rabb are both expiring on their rookie contracts so they wouldn't probably be around after this year anyway. Admittedly, I don't really know what to make of Porter Jr., but people around the league probably know more than fans do. If he can pass a physical, then I think he's a good gamble. Memphis Grizzlies: Wright, Morant, Carter Barton, Bradley Anderson, Porter Jr., Parsons Jackson Jr., Valanciunus, Plumlee - The Nuggets get an all-star level player at the apex of his career to mix with their core of Murray-Millsap-Jokic. Conley would blend well with them and provide some leadership. Could he lift them over the hump and into the finals? Very possible. Brooks & Rabb round out their roster depth at a cheap price. Admittedly, I don't really know what they think of Porter Jr., but they may be willing to part with a possible future star to get a player of Conley's worth. Denver Nuggets: Conley, Morris Murray, Harris, Beasley Craig, Brooks Millsap, Hernangomez, Lydon Jokic, Rabb
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    Blockbuster Trade Idea

    You're overestimating our guy's value. A simple Conley for Hayward swap would be more likely and really probably about the best we could hope for. There is also the issue of the Celts not wanting to make us good next year. Hayward wouldn't exactly help us suck. He started playing better towards the end of the season.
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    Wizards For Conley?

    Beal for Conley is a lateral move in current-day talent that only makes them older with two PGs. Why would they do that? They would never do that.
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    Mike Alex Conley Jr. Will Be Traded to Utah

    Porter Jr., Plumlee, Barton, 2020 1st for: Conley, Dillon Brooks, Rabb - Memphis gets two good players on reasonable contracts, a 1st in a year where we wouldn't otherwise have one, and a potential-laden prospect in Porter Jr. - Denver gets a 4th all-star level player with Millsap, Jokic, and Murray, Brooks and Rabb provide cheap depth, they keep they're 2019 1st to further help round out the roster as they make a run for a championship. Grizzlies: Wright, Carter Barton, Bradley Anderson, Porter Jr., Parsons, Watanabe Jackson Jr., Porter Jr. Valunciunas, Plumlee Nuggets: Conley, Morris Murray, Harris, Beasley Craig, Brooks Millsap, Hernangomez, Lydon Jokic, Rabb
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    Grizzlies trading Gasol to Raptors

    I like the Gasol deal. Much better return than I anticipated. Valunciunus is a good player. Check his stats; he puts up good production in 20-25 mpg. He and Jackson will be a good tandem. Wright is a decent young player. Also Vally expires along with Miles & Bradley in 2 years just like Parsons (that's about 55mil all total). This is evidence of long-term planning. It looks like we will keep Conley for next year. We will tank the rest of this year and keep our pick, then try to be good next year ( w/ Conley, Vally, Bradley, lotto pick) when our pick is unprotected. Then we can rebuild with two high lotto picks, all that salary off the books (FAs acquisitions?) and maybe keep Conley or Vally at reduced salary.
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    4 Team Deal

    Memphis Trades: JaMychal Green (7.7 1yr), Ben McLemore (5.4 1yr), Deyonta Davis (1.5 1yr), Andrew Harrison (1.5 1yr), Memphis Receives: Cody Zeller (13.5 3yrs), Josh Jackson (6.0 3 yrs) Atlanta Trades: Denis Schroder (15.5 3yrs) Atlanta Receives: Ben McLemore, Marquese Chriss (3.2 2yrs), Andrew Harrison,, 2019 2nd (PHX), 2020 2nd (CHAR) Charlotte Trades: Cody Zeller, Kemba Walker (12.0 1yr), 2020 2nd Charlotte Receives: Denis Schroder, Deyonta Davis Phoenix Trades: Josh Jackson, Maarquese Chriss, 2019 2nd Phoenix Receives: Kemba Walker, JaMychal Green - MEM gets a solid 3rd big in Zeller who didn't get many mpg last year playing with Howard. He is efficient and productive and can play either frontcourt spot. We also get last year's #4 in Jackson, who had a solid rookie year (13ppg), to be that wing player we are striking out on in FA. The bad news is Zeller's contract escalates (14.4mil in 2019, 15.4mil in 2020), and we are giving up 16mil in expirings. Really we are taking a gamble that Jackson pans out as a star or something close to it. It is hard for us tp attract FAs esp. as long as we have Parsons. We should be taking gambles. - ATL deals the suddenly inconsequential Schroder (Trae Young) for Chriss, two 2nds, expirings, and saving about 5mil this season. Harrison is a decent backup to Young. - CHAR has been looking to deal Walker and make some cap room. They get the salary dump with Zeller, and just replace Walker with a slightly inferior starting-level PG on a good deal. They also get a good low-risk look at Davis. - PHX gets the all-star PG they need, and a very solid PF at the cost of two recent lotto picks. Losing Jackson and Chriss doesn't hurt too much b/c they have Bender (who would also work in this deal if ATL prefers him) at PF, and Warren, Bridges (#10), Ariza at SF and Booker at SG. The risk is that Kemba resigns. If he does they are pretty loaded for a long time. Memphis Grizzlies: Conley, Simmons, Carter Seldon, D. Brooks, M. Brooks Jo. Jackson, Parsons, Casspi Ja. Jackson, Zeller, Martin, Gasol, Zeller, Rabb - This team is very very solid defensively with plenty of shooting. Jackson and Zeller fit with the reGnG identity. If they can get some scoring punch from Parsons the Brooks Brothers and maybe Simmons, they can be very competitive this year. Going forward with the #4 Jackson Bros. is about as promising as we could expect with a middling team with no 2019 1st.
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    4 Team Deal

    Here's an updated version of the above trade, not b/c I expect anyone will care, but b/c I think it's fun to do: Memphis Trades: Garrett Temple, JaMychal Green, Andrew Harrison, Dillon Brooks Memphis Receives: Brandon Knight, Josh Jackson, Richaun Holmes Phoenix Trades: Brandon Knight, T.J. Warren, Josh Jackson, Marquese Chriss, Richaun Holmes Phoenix Receives: Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Garrett Temple, JaMychal Green Charlotte Trades: Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Receives: T.J. Warren, Marquese Chriss, Andrew Harrison, Dillon Brooks - MEM takes on Knights contract for 2yrs, gives up good expirings in Green, Temple, Harrison, and lets Dillon Brooks go in exchange for Josh Jackson's potential. Jackson averaged 13ppg as a rookie, and has a lot more defensive potential than Brooks. I actually think Knight could be a good backup PG for us, and could also play some SG alongside Conley at times also. His contract expires alongside Parsons and we won't be doing much of anything until Parsons expires anyway. Holmes is a lesser version of Green, but he can hold down that spot for the time being. - PHX gets the best player in the trade in all-star Kemba Walker (22.1ppg, 5.6apg 17-18). They badly need help at PG. If they think they can resign him to grow with their young core, then this makes sense for them. Swapping Gilchrist and Temple for Warren and Jackson won't affect them much; they still have Booker, Bridges, and Ariza. Gilchrist has a bad contract, but only for 2yrs. They won't hate having him as a defensive specialist who can also play some small-ball 4. Green is a good expiring and is an improvement over Chriss or Holmes. Basically though, this is all about acquiring Kemba. - CHA probably won't be able to keep Walker past this year. This way they get off of Kidd-Gilchrist's contract which is good b/c they are sooo tied up with salary with Batum, Biyombo, Zeller, and Williams. They also get Warren on a good contract, and 3 players on rookie contracts; Brooks, Chriss, Harrison. Better to get something as opposed to nothing out of Kemba before he walks away. Memphis Grizzlies: Conley, Knight, Carter Seldon, Jo. Jacksons, M. Brooks, Simmons Anderson, Jo. Jackson, Parsons, Watanabe Ja. Jackson, Holmes, Casspi Gasol, Rabb, Johnson
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    Grizzlies sign Yuta Watanabe

    You almost got it until the final syllable. Japanese vowels are almost always pronounced the same way: "a" is pronounced "ah" like "fl-aw" "u" is pronounced "oo" like "fl-ew" "I" is pronounced "e" like "k-ey" "e" is pronounced "eh" like "pl-ay" "o" is pronounced "o" like "go-ing" Yu-ta Wa-ta-na-be Yoo- tah Wah-tah-nah-beh
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    What are we gonna do about a backup center?

    It has been stated by our coach and our GM that we are going to try to play different than other teams. We are going to try to play inside-out. So yes, we could use a backup true C or another post-scorer at PF. I expect we'll see Rabb at 5 as much as we'd have seen Davis; maybe like 10mpg. I doubt we'll see Parsons and Anderson at 4 as much as others on the boards do, assuming we don't trade Green.
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    Grizz trading Mclemore & DD for Garrett Temple

    Lots of Garret Temple love on here! I doubt he is of much consequence this year or that he'll be here next year. I'd rather just keep the pick. I don't see him as being a better option than D. Brooks, Selden, Anderson, or even Parsons or M. Brooks. I'd actually rather get Simmons some extra spot mpg than win an extra game or two with Temple. On the bright side he is a more attractive expiring than McLemore so there could be a subsequent trade in the works or something else at the deadline... If there really isn't anything else going on, i'd just call this a minimal loss for an incremental gain. This is literally; no big deal.
  12. I assume he'll be paying their tax burden for everyone and letting them stay at his place.
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    Vegas Summer League

    THANK YOU!!!! Introverts get treated worse than dirt in society. It's just dumb. Chest thumping accomplishes nothing. If you can't see past a lack of histrionic demonstrations and evaluate how a person is actually doing their job, then you are an idiot who probably thinks you're way smarter than you actually are.
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    Grizzlies 1 of 2 Teams Pursuing RFA Smart via S&T

    Sorry, thought he was RFA. Apparently the 6xers declined his option before trading him.
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    Grizzlies 1 of 2 Teams Pursuing RFA Smart via S&T

    How bout doing a S&T with the Nets for Jahlil Okafor. He'd give us some serious low-post offense off the bench. If we want to be that iconoclast kind of team that plays D and plays offense inside out, Okafor can make that work - at least the latter part. The guy can really score even if he's been devalued and passed over somewhat. I'd bet he like to sign with a team like ours that would appreciate him. He could keep a lot of tread off Marc's tires, also. I bet we could get him on a 1 or 2 year for around 6mil. McLemore, Davis for: Okafor
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    Grizzlies 1 of 2 Teams Pursuing RFA Smart via S&T

    I like Smart as a player and i'd support bringing him into the fold but the fit is a little iffy to me. If we did get him i'd just play him as a backup PG, but give him heavy mpg like 22mpg or something like that and just rest Conley for playoffs. I don't like him in a starting lineup and esp. with Anderson. Playing backup PG with shooters like Parsons and D. Brooks would blend well, or playing him with a point5 like Gasol would work okay too. Maybe some situational minutes at SG with Conley at PG would be good if we really wanna lock a certain somebody up. I guess Green would be the main player of interest, but I think they might like Harrison also who would be redundant for us with the Smart import. I actually think the Celts would go for that if Smart agrees to it. I'd be fine with a 4 year 9mil contract like what the similarly limited Anderson got. That's a good raise from the 6mil/year that it is rumored BOS is offering. At this late date in the game that may be about what he could really expect. Conley, Smart, Carter Seldon, Brooks, Brooks Anderson, Parsons Jackson, Martin, Rabb, Casspi Gasol, Davis, Rabb
  17. No, it has everything to do with disagreeing. You didn't like something I said, you got triggered, and you started name calling like a child. Now we see you are either too cowardly to own up to it or too stupid to recognize it. What is it like to go through life with the emotional intelligence of a 9 year old? What exactly do you think this message board is about? People come here, they converse about the team - that's the whole point! Do you expect to live in a dream world where everyone loves everything the FO does all of the time, or do you expect to live in a dream world where everyone agrees with you about the team all of the time? Neither will ever happen. If you can't deal with complaints about what's going on with the team, then you should leave.
  18. Wah Wah Wah! i'm sooo tired of people who disagree with me... why does this even keep happening? Why can't they see it my way and say what I want them to say? You are such a baby. I can't believe it took you this long to just say plainly what your issue is. Maybe it was b/c your issue was weak and you knew it from the start. Also, I don't always complain. Sometimes the Grizz make moves I like, sometimes they don't. Eat it!
  19. No, not happy at all. B/c you aren't able to offer any reasoning. All you have been able to do is just spew borderline retarded nonsensical insults. Are you usually hyper-emotional when confronted with different opinions in other realms of life? Are you PMSing? Really, honestly, i'm trying to figure you out? Help me help you!
  20. b/c why? b/c I'm not an Anderson fan? I mean honestly what the hell are you even talking about? Do you even know?
  21. Be brave, be explicit. I don't know you or what you're about, so I'd really love it you'd spell it out for me... I know you will b/c you spoke soo boldly before, so you're obviously not a coward, right?
  22. Parsons is said to be in relatively good health; better than at any time in his Grizz tenure. One of the announcers said so on one of our SL broadcasts. They said he was playing and working out at full speed all summer.
  23. Anderson was signed just b/c we felt we needed to sign somebody. Signing just to be signing; a bad strategy. Far as I know there is no rule that says a team must sign somebody every offseason. Just wait, sign nobody, and be in a great position to sign somebody consequential or better next year. You can tell there is no vision or plan with a move like this. It reeks of desperation and impatience.