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  1. Grizzfan7979

    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Yeah, JV went beast mode in a bunch of games but he also had games where he missed a ton of short shots while getting killed on defense. And he generated some of his offense on offensive boards, but a good 6-8ppg of his were pick and rolls where he got the ball in a dunking position from Ja. Some of that will be replicated by Adams.
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    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agent Big Board 2021

    He won't start but I expect rotation player. The question is will that squeeze anybody else's minutes?
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    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    Sadly Kevin Knox is a legit comp. I think Ziaire is better defensively than Knox though.
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    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Grayson and Melton are both better than Divincenzo by stats and the eye test and they've all been in the NBA 3 years. Look, you got infatuated with him because he was on fire in the NC game for 'Nova but the guy isn't what you think he is.
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    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    That's pretty low for the 10th pick. 2019 Cam Reddish, Duke – Atlanta Hawks 2018 Mikal Bridges, Villanova – Phoenix Suns 2017 Zach Collins, Gonzaga – Sacramento Kings 2016 Thon Maker, Canada – Milwaukee Bucks 2015 Justise Winslow, Duke – Miami HEAT 2014 Elfrid Payton, Louisiana Layfayette – Philadelphia 76ers 2013 C.J. McCollum, Lehigh – Portland Trail Blazers 2012 Austin Rivers, UNC – New Orleans Hornets 2011 Jimmer Fredette, BYU – Milwaukee Bucks 2010 Paul George, Fresno State – Indiana Pacers 2000’s 2009 Brandon Jennings, Italy – Milwaukee Bucks 2008 Brook Lopez, Stanford – New Jersey Nets 2007 Spencer Hawes, Washington – Sacramento Kings 2006 Saer Sene, Senegal – Seattle Supersonics 2005 Andrew Bynum, St. Joseph (NJ) HS – L.A. Lakers 2004 Luke Jackson, Oregon – Cleveland Cavaliers 2003 Jarvis Hayes, Georgia – Washington Wizards 2002 Caron Butler, Connecticut – Miami HEAT 2001 Joe Johnson, Arkansas – Boston Celtics 2000 Keyon Dooling, Missouri – Orlando Magic That would probably place 3rd worse in the last 20 years in terms of 1st year playing time and impact, behind only the legendary Thon Maker and Saer Sene. Jelan Smith only played 6 mpg for phoenix this year but was injured a lot, so maybe 4th worst? I think it's fair to expect more than 8-10 minutes/game. If not then what the hell have we done? What is our wing rotation? Allen, Bane, Melton, Brooks? He has to be our 5th wing player at worst and be getting 12 mpg in 6 minute stretches somewhere.
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    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agent Big Board 2021

    I don't think we would resign Tyus, but why wouldn't we resign Kyle and Grayson? We have the cap space to do it and they fit well. We don't have to trade just to trade.
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    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Wouldn't it be smarter to play him and try to drive up his trade value? That approach has really worked for OKC Bledsoe was bad last year but he was the starting PG on some near 70 win teams 2 and 3 years ago. He isn't trash, he can be a winning player. He was in the absolute wrong situation in New Orleans.
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    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    The question was how does he compare to Austin Daye. He's a worse rebounder than Austin Daye. Basically every stat looks worse than Daye but his eye test looks better. If anything he strikes me as a worse version of rudy gay. Looks the part, moves the part, good looking shot, the damned thing just doesn't go in. Also, not nearly as physically ready as gay. But I think if you pointed to what do you want him to look like and play like, it'd be rudy gay.
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    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    Very. I thought I'd feel better about it in the morning but I feel worse. It's really hard to justify the pick to me. I hope I end up looking like an idiot about it. It's really ballsy to say "Sure he sucked in college but ignore everything, look at how good he looked against high schoolers." I've only seen that approach flame out horribly every time chris wallace did it.
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    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    Much less efficient. Much worse rebounder and shooter. Much more turnover prone. Worse rebounder. No rim protection. But he did average 2 assists compared to only 1 for Daye
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    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    Or he could be Michael Jordan. Why stop at a brandon ingram comparison? He could just add 90 pounds of muscle and grow 6 inches and be jordan crossed with shaq and lebron.
  12. Grizzfan7979

    Grade the Draft

    Workouts aren't games. There's no help defense, no guys digging in on your handle, no big at the rim etc etc. The NBA isn't a game of 21. What you do in games is ultimately the most predictive.
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    Grade the Draft

    Completely. Reeks of an organization high on itself. Like they think by drafting them it makes it a good decision. It's possible that either guy could develop into something of average or better value for the pick. It's possible. The washout potential is extremely high however. AND they overreached and drafted both guys significantly higher than they were mocked and gave up a lot of assets/draft capital to do so. It's a bad performance all around. F- The reason picks like Bane, Clarke, Tillman were so good was because the guys clearly had things they could do in the NBA that would immediately translate. Clarke can be springy and finish on pick and roll and shoot a floater and play smart. Bane can shoot 3s. Tillman can play good defense and provide toughness. Neither of our picks tonight have ready made NBA skills. What makes it tough to swallow is the FO passed over guys with similar upside but higher floors on both picks, especially Moody (call me Mikal Bridges) with the 10th.
  14. You're laying it on too thick now. More like 9 dimension chess in only dimensions they can see. The outcome probably won't be good in the 4 dimensions we mere fans exist in unfortunately.
  15. Exactly, front office made 2 bad/panic moves to grab guys way earlier than they needed to. Don't ever promise borderline guys because then you end up having to reach for them because other teams will F with you by leaking that they are going after the promised guy. Presti made us reach and hurt us just to do it. Now, he strengthened Utah in the process so it's sort of a zero sum game for the Thunder there.