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    The NEW official 2020 Draft Thread

    So you admit there were a number of shooters present but you disapprove of the length of time they remained with the team. It seems what you really meant to say was that the Grizzlies have had a number of shooters of the years but only managed to keep Mike Miller for any serious length of time. I wonder if you had said that at the start the number of posts correcting you would not have been so numerous and you may have actually posited a position worthy of rational discussion.
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    The NEW official 2020 Draft Thread

    Eddie Jones, Damon Stoudamire, Chucky Atkins, Juan Carlos Navarro and of course Wesley Person who was already mentioned.
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    It’s About Time

    In fact it is overdue. The Grizzlies need to retire Lorenzen Wright’s jersey. A true Memphis star at all levels of basketball who was tragically murdered and then slandered by his wife. Everyone in Memphis knew Ren. It’s long past time to honor him at FedEx Forum. Please let anyone you know who is associated with the Grizzlies that you want this done.
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    Layoffs at ESPN

    ESPN overpaid for major sports broadcasts and are now getting squeezed as systems refuse to pay their costs for them. Hate that good people are losing their jobs but ESPN was bleeding money long before 2020 hit.
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    CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA

    I believe he is referring to the start of the basketball season not politics.
  6. The Memphis Grizzlies today provided the following medical update on Grizzlies forward Justise Winslow: During Monday’s practice, Justise Winslow fell after absorbing contact during an intra-squad scrimmage. Medical evaluation revealed a hip injury, which will cause him to miss the rest of the season. Winslow is expected to make a full recovery.
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    Grizzlies to Nashville?!?

    Are the Grizzlies Coming Closer to Moving Due to Covid-19? Interesting article
  8. The Wall Street Journal ran an article about Grizzlies owner Robert Pera buying homes all over the country including Seattle, New York and a mansion he is building in Miami.
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    Robert Pera Buying Homes

    Definitely. I would just like to see him buying some real estate in Memphis as well.
  10. Missed the satire sorry. The reason the parties haven't solved the problem is they don't want to appear soft on drugs/prostitution/gambling, etc. Think of how many lives have been lost to the violence of the gangs protecting their turf. I am sure it far exceeds and damage from legalizing these activities. Not to mention how much more money the country would have to fight real problems like health care and education.
  11. I wasn't referring to political parties. I was referring to groups of citizens who take advantage of laws meant to deny people what they want by providing these things at a price and using force to maintain their position or improve it. These type of people can be from any party or be apolitical. I am suggesting government (both GOP and Dems) legalize a lot of these victimless crimes and tax them instead of allowing the underworld to satisfy the demand with their associated violence and crime.
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    Ja Morant MIP or even MVP NEXT SEASON?!

    Everyone on the boards should start bad-mouthing Ja. We need to make him think we don't have confidence in his ability to improve his shot, become a winning leader and take this team to the playoffs. That way he will use us as motivation to become more than any of us can imagine right now!
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    I hope Grayson can stay healthy enough to get more burn.
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    Doc Rivers Agrees to be Next HC of 76ers

    Talking to the Clippers I imagine!
  15. I'm sorry but I have to say I believe that gangs are the #1 threat to America not right wing nut jobs but they don't help either. The best way to undermine the power of gangs is to legalize drugs such as marijuana. Take away their money base and instead of spending billions fighting drug use, tax it and make billions on the sale to deal with the people who get abused by it. Haven't we learned anything from the lessons of prohibition? During the prohibition era gangs (call them mafia or whatever you want) controlled the sale of the liquor and made money off of it. They were violent and threatened the normal citizens. Once alcohol was legalized again the gangs lost a lot of their power. They had to move to new areas of revenue (gambling for instance) where there were more prohibitions against what people wanted. With legalized gambling another source of revenue has been taken from them making them move to drugs. If we want to stop the gangs stop making things illegal and regulate and tax them instead. If you want to reduce human trafficking, legalize prostitution and make the girls register, get tested and pay taxes. It's kind of hard for someone to have a slave type of relationship with a woman if she has to walk into a government building to register. If you want to defund the gangs take away their income sources and stop spending money trying to fight the drugs. Legalize them, tax them and make money for social programs to help the addicts. That way the gangs lose their power. I know this thought process will upset the moralists who want to impose their view of morality on others but forcing your views of morality on others allows gangs to gain power and increases violence in the streets.
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    Let's Talk About The Bozo Driving This Bus

    That's a great question.
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    2020 NBA Draft Draft Date Locked in

    Silver said that a December restart was looking very unlikely but nothing has been ruled out yet.
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    Did We Make the Right Move?

    We have to remember that Lowry was also traded by Houston. Sometimes players mature from those experiences, other times they collapse. Clearly Lowry matured but would he have evolved if he hadn’t been traded twice? I don’t think that can be answered.
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    With the 40th pick the Grizzlies take...

    Seven players picked 40th or later in the history of the draft... Those aren’t exactly great odds for finding a diamond in the rough.
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    Brandon Clarke - Mr. Efficient

    Brandon has a great rookie season and I’m sure everyone is excited about his potential to improve going forward.
  21. https://bealestreetbears.com/2020/08/30/jjj-worth-risk/ Should the Grizzlies be contemplaiting trading Jaren Jackson Jr now before his injuries start piling up to make it difficult to trade him later? Teams would likely be offering a lot for Jackson this fall with a perceived weak draft.
  22. The pick is protected from such an outcome. The pick only comes to Memphis if it falls between 8-14.
  23. What makes you believe the Grizzlies need to move up in next year's draft? I don't know if the Grizzlies won't be in the lottery next season without giving up draft picks to get there personally. I also don't know if Utah's pick won't be high as well.
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    Interesting Topic about JJJ

    Well if the Grizzlies make this trade they could pick up Obi Toppin and start him at the PF position.