chipc3

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  1. chipc3

    Rumor has it

    The Grizzlies have hired Glenp Grunwald and Richard school. Both have experience as a NBA GM. No more complaints about the lack of experience in the front office. Now we can concentrate on complaining about them being the wrong hires!
  2. I wouldn’t say starting...😞
  3. chipc3

    2019 NBA DRAFT

    Not much of an athlete also. He was skilled but easily pushed off the block and while he blocked a ton of shots he wasn’t a feared defender.
  4. chipc3

    We should've had the 6th pick

    The East gets top picks all the time and it hasn’t made them more competitive or even interesting to watch.
  5. chipc3

    2019 NBA DRAFT

    Shawn Bradley's best season was 1996-97 when he averaged 13.2 PPG and 8.4 RPG and 3.4 BPG.
  6. You asked a question. I answered it. You changed the question and I answered it too. Now you are changing the question again. The problem with your new scenario is you have the Grizzlies trading away big contracts to accept bad contracts and future draft picks. Wouldn't it make more sense to let they expiring contracts walk and rebuild that way? Why should the Grizzlies, a cash strapped franchise in the league's smallest market, deliberately take on bad contracts for expiring contracts? To answer your original question again, I believe that in the summer of 2020 if JV has opted into his contract this summer, Delon has accepted his QO, Conley hasn't been traded, Parsons and Miles are still on the roster and expiring, Anthony Davis hasn't been traded and accepted a long term deal with a glamour team then we will be talking a lot about the team's upcoming cap space and what they need to do. I just don't believe it is a timely topic today. That's all I have to say.
  7. I don't disagree. I just can't see why fans of the Grizzlies should be discussing sending future picks and young talent to get off a bad contract while already having to give Boston a first round pick sometime in the next three years from doing exactly what you are proposing now. You initiated this discussion asking why people aren't talking about this scenario. I hope I have given you good reasons why they aren't.
  8. I don't know how many people are watching Game of Thrones religiously but I have and I have a few questions about Season 8's premier Sunday night. 1) Why did Bran decide to force Sam Tarley to tell Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryan II about his true birth right then? Couldn't it have waited? 2) What do the White Walker symbols mean? I know it some ancient societies the spiral shape was made to reflect the unity of the universe. The circle with a line through is meant to represent the breaking of the life cycle in some societies as well. Does anyone have any other questions or thoughts on my questions?
  9. chipc3

    2019 NBA DRAFT

    No it isn't conflating information. Back then I was as tied in with the Grizzlies front office as anyone. I talked to Chris Wallace, Michael Heisley and Tony Barone frequently. No one disputed the information. It was an owner over-rule and not a lack of interest in shooters. Just because you didn't hear about it until a year later doesn't make it less true. And I never said anyone put a line in the sand about drafting anyone. Barone Jr wanted Curry. Wallace wanted Evans. Heisley wanted Thabeet and so they did what the boss wanted. I wish they had been more forceful in their roles and told Heisley it was a mistake but that isn't the same as saying no one felt these scorers were impressive enough. That was your attempt to re-write history. You are entitled to your opinion but you are not entitled to change facts.
  10. chipc3

    2019 NBA DRAFT

    Is Trae Young considered a ISO player?
  11. The Grizzlies don't have the cap space to go after him currently and those teams, outside of Portland, will have more cap space in the summer of 2020. The NBA can't do anything about an unrestricted free agent taking less money to play where he wants to play. Memphis may be able to shuffle off expiring contracts next season but they have to take back matching salaries with any team over the salary cap (which is usually most teams). Why would the Grizzlies want to get rid of expiring contracts for overpaid players from other teams which likely will be longer term as well?
  12. chipc3

    2019 NBA DRAFT

    That is a nice attempt at re-writing history. The reality is the front office was split between Tyreke Evans (Chris Wallace's pick) and Stephen Curry (Tony Barone Jr's pick). Michael Heisley, the owner at the time, came in and announced he wanted Hasheem Thabeet instead. Everyone argued against Thabeet including Tony Barone Sr who said the only way the pick would make sense was if you played Thabeet 30 minutes a night and not worry about the outcome of the games. Heisley took that as an endorsement of Thabeet and made his call as the owner. Wallace also wanted Luka Doncic badly but the team couldn't offer a first round pick this year to match Dallas' offer because of the Boston Celtics having the potential of taking the Grizzlies pick this season (as it looks like they might). It wasn't from a lack of trying to get him but the previous mistake of Jeff Green made our best offer less enticing than Dallas' offer.
  13. chipc3

    2019 NBA DRAFT

    The Grizzlies have gotten players who can shoot. Now they need to focus on players who can score! That's a joke by the way. Actually, I have been pleasantly surprised by the Grizzlies last two drafts. They have four players who have produced to varying degrees in those drafts with only one first round pick. Coincidently Chris Makris has been running those drafts after taking over the role from Chris Wallace and John Hollinger.
  14. How do you see the team being uniquely qualified to take advantage of Anthony Davis being a free agent? Right now Memphis has $44 million committed already for the 2020-21 season. That's not including a potential top 8 draft pick, Delon Wright or JV being resigned. Here are the team's believed to have less money committed in the summer of 2020: Golden State, Cleveland, Charlotte, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto, New York, L A Clippers, Sacramento and Atlanta. Of course, like Memphis, they will have contracts they will want to extend, draft picks to factor in, etc. but Memphis doesn't have a ton of cap space compared to other teams. They are simply in the middle of the pack.
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    2019 NBA DRAFT

    That has been the philosophy the team has used for the last decade or more. Unfortunately that didn't always work out.
  16. No one is talking about it because JV has made it pretty clear he doesn't want to opt in and instead he wants to cash in on his fantastic play at the end of the season, if we trade Conley we will likely take back significant salaries in the process, the team still has to sign Delon Wright who's price tag will likely go up with Conley demanding a trade and his own level of play at the end of the season and the team has not been very successful in using cap space to sign free agents of note.
  17. chipc3

    NBA Playoffs thread

    Conley has had Lillard’s number for years. Harris and Murray are maturing into reliable scoring threats too.
  18. Thank you. I didn’t remember that.
  19. chipc3

    NBA Playoffs thread

    And yet they are winning right now
  20. chipc3

    Role Players

    Just curious but what player past/present wasn’t a role player?
  21. chipc3

    We should've had the 6th pick

    Nice conspiracy theory
  22. I’m curious after all the activity this week if people believe the team will be better or not next season?
  23. I couldn’t have said it better.
  24. Joerger was also the only one to win a title as a head coach.