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    Grizz Summer League

    BACK ROW: Uzbekistan-Mauritania League prospects stand on chairs to look taller than equipment managers (#2 was in the "Hoosiers" movie, "practicing at being a body") I really think Sarr is strictly G-league for quite a while... however Sarr and Pons are absolute steals of the post-draft. Proud of the front office on recognizing the no risk/all-reward those two represent. They did great in that respect. I would be surprised if they end up busts playing in the Uzbekistan-Mauritania League for the Nouakchott "Fighting Hoop Smugglers."
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    Grizz Summer League

    Sarr could have used an extra year in college to put on more weight and muscle but he can do that playing for the Hustle. He doesn't look like the listed 237 but is easily 7-0 tall legit. Damian Jones by comparison looks thinner now than when he was in the SEC and it could be hurting his pro career. Sarr could at least be a backup like Jones (or better) if he puts on some muscles.
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    No Love for Steven Adams???

    He shoots FT's like a tough guy type. 44% last season. That has got to improve or he can't be in a close game late.
  4. Yves Pons is expected to sign with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Pons broke out as a junior, winning SEC Defensive Player of the Year and averaging 10.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. He blocked a shot in all 31 games and tied a program record with 73 blocks. Romeo Weems (DePaul 6-7 wing; 36% from three) is also signing.
  5. And welcome Pons even though I really NEVER pull for the Knoxville college team. But I'm cool with him as a Grizz. He will be a bargain that we end up celebrating.
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    Roster/ Lineups Forecast

    All over the ago of 30, right? Aren't we supposed to be allergic to having guys that age? (as if 30 is the new 40)
  7. Pons was in the mocks for a long time in the second round iirc. However, as "mystery" guys like Jason Preston jumped up the leader board, players got bumped. So now we got Pons anyway. No risk and possible big upside. Like the way he can finish off the lob which the school in Knoxville apparently forgot about trying while their overrated local white center clogged up the lane.** **You know, the one who will be there for his seventh season this fall.
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    Welcome Aboard !Santi Aldama!

    Highlights I saw = Spanish version of Luke Kornet (not a bad thing)
  9. He really is the equivalent to getting another mid-second-round pick.
  10. The kid is 19 years old. He may not even be finished growing yet. I don't think the "G" or a 2-way is a good idea for him right now. Too much injury risk until he gets bigger and stronger. Let him sit at the end of the bench with the big team and learn from slo-mo who is also 6-9 and was skinny at the age of 19. Kyle will be a good mentor. Both Pac-12 guys and all. We're pretty set on wing players and don't need him to be a finished product for a few years. I don't agree that Aldama is a wasted pick. A project but not hopeless. (Comparison: Luke Kornet)
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    Grade the Draft

    It seems Aldama shot bricks his first year in college but improved drastically his second and final season. For those who are crapping on the league he played in, which league did Damian Lillard play in? Curry? Pascal Siakam? George Hill? McCollum? Those are just the recent examples. I'll spare the obvious Larry Bird, Pippen, Steve Nash, Rodman, Robert Parish list.
  12. Preston will be there at 40 but I'm not sold on his overall athletic ability even though I'm a JP fan. Quite a story he is. Was already a sportswriter covering the Pistons before college, before he blew up as a hoopster.
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    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    Same folks on here thought Ivan Rabb and Kobi Simmons were the future of the franchise. Those guys ended up making Wade Baldwin look like Devin Booker.
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    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    By the way, now that everybody has a raging arousal for Murphy... As a freshman, Murphy, in Rice's games came off the bench 31 times and got to start one game. He averaged 8.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. They were 13-19 and finished 9th in C-USA. Still not impressed.
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    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    How much did everybody's new favorite player Trey Murphy weigh when he was 19?
  16. Jason Preston had 13 rebounds and 8 assists against Murphy in the big dance as Murphy's team (defending national champs) got bounced by a team that finished 5th in the MAC conference in the regular season. Murphy = MEH
  17. I'm a JV fan. Not sold on Murphy. Pippen Jr. is a better guard and didn't even stay in the draft this time.
  18. Didn't Murphy get mis-used by possible 2nd round pick Jason Preston in the big dance? I think he did. Not sure where the Murphy -love is from. He wasn't even all that at Rice.
  19. CBS sports does rate the pick an A-minus and the Primo pick as a C+plus. Just sayin' Some people think the pick is far from a disaster. I'm on the fence.
  20. He's 6-9 and 185. He needs more than a few pounds. Even to play guard. The biggest issue I have is that he's practically anorexic.
  21. The kid is only 19. He wasn't my pick and I didn't see him higher than 16 in any mock, but try to keep an open mind. You never can tell.
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    Prediction 3 of 5: Player drafted

    I voted with my heart for Moody, hoping against hope he'll be available at 10. If he's gone, we might be stuck with Giddey, aka "young white slo-mo" and I reserve the right to be the one who issued that nickname if we draft him. Also I was the first who said Moody is the next Rip Hamilton, so there's that. At 40? Shake Milton. Wait. That ship already sailed. I'm officially changing my 2nd round pick to Kessler Edwards at 40. He's multi-versatile.
  23. Moving up in the draft twice in one season, Eric Bledsoe, and an extra pick later (protected). While Adams is not a volume scorer, he can play some rugged "D" and did average 11.6 boards last season. Bledsoe is 34% from three last year and career as well - not Curry numbers but not horrific. Moving up to #10 in the draft should get us somebody pretty awesome. SI says Josh Giidey from Australia at 10 as does tankathon while CBS & Yahoo Sports now say Kispert. Kispert shot 50% or higher from 3 (sometimes much higher) 14 times last season if I counted correctly. Giddey even at 6-8 can play both off guard and point. Supposedly. I will be shocked if it isn't one of those two.
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    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agent Big Board 2021

    This thread is too long to look back through the entire thing but the one free agent that caught my eye is Gary Trent Jr. He's only 22 or 23 years old. Would not break the bank. He's close to 40% career from deep. 79% FT shooter. Has had a few injuries but not career threatening stuff. (?)
  25. I was watching some Giddey footage last night. He is an amazing passer. Didn't see much jump shooting out of him but that might have been the highlights they selected. Was also not very explosive at taking it to the rim. It seems like he was always looking to pass when he got within a few feet on the rim on a drive... like he was expecting to get his shot blocked unless he was driving on somebody small and unathletic which doesn't exist in the NBA. Thus I'm not 100% sold on him except that he is only 19(?) thus has time to improve. But his passing skill are amazing.