2016 Draft Diamonds&Busts in Grizzlies Team Talk Posted September 7 · Report reply On 9/5/2019 at 1:14 PM, CoolHandGriz said: I'm sorry but nothing I've seen from Jaylen Brown suggests max deal. He's a dam good wing and i'd be excited to have him but he's not in that category of player imo. As others have stated i'd rather get Beasley in RFA and/or draft Edwards or Hampton if available. Bogdanovic in Sac would be a reasonable option as well. I do think it's a moot point on Brown though. Most accounts have the Celts ponying up for him next year. What determines if a player should get a max deal or not? Guys like Chandler Parsons, Wesley Matthews, Otto Porter, Hassan Whiteside, and Enes Kanter have all gotten the max of what they could get. None of them are superstars, heck, not even stars really. And then you have stars like Conley and Hayward getting max deals but did they "deserve it" based on whatever your criteria is? Who should get a max contract varies on a year to year and team to team basis. A player could get a max one off-season but not the next depending on the market and who is available. A small market land-locked team like Memphis is at a severe disadvantage and will have to overpay and/or take on risks to lure good players away. As far as I remember before Parsons signed, our biggest FA acquisition that exceeded the MLE was Brian friggen Cardinal. TA was the most impactful (and Mighty Mouse to a certain degree but he didn't play many games) but neither exceeded the MLE. Heck, I live in Dallas and they have trouble signing FAs. Dallas is the 4th largest metro area in the U.S. and still growing, the Mavs have won an NBA Championship, there's tons of money here and they can't sign big name FAs to save Cuban's life. A lot of these players want to run to the coastal cities (N.Y., L.A., S.F., MIA, BOS, maybe D.C. if they get their stuff together, not so much Portland and Philly is close enough) and date Kardashians and party with strippers on their yachts. As far as cities in the middle, it's Chicago and everybody else. After that, it's a battle for scaps for small and mid sized cities like Memphis, OKC, Utah, Indy, Milwaukee, etc. That's why it's so crucial for us to draft well and hold on to our FA or make savvy trades. Most FAs stay with their teams or head to major markets.If we trade for talent, it will be for someone troubled like Z-Bo. With all of that being said, I'm not sure what BOS would offer Brown but he may be one of the best options Memphis could get. Would he stay in BOS for less, maybe, who knows. There's not many options next summer.