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  1. No one really knows after 4 either - could be someone there that is unexpected.
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    The Official 40th Pick thread

    Shopping him for a 2nd.
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    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Agree. It can happen for sure. It's just not a given and it's a gamble.
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    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    I think there are always exceptions to every rule, but that's a big roll of the dice in today's NBA. He can't shoot, but we have faith that he will develop into a decent shooter. It certainly gives me pause when a guy isn't a solid enough shooter at the drafting stage.
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    Why I (as a JV fan) can live with the trade.

    Yep. Some folks have a very hard time distinguishing short term from long term. And I get that - fans want to win next year. Coming off a playoff appearance, etc. But Ja is 22 - the prime window for NBA players starts at 26. The FO has 4 seasons to get this right - to get the pieces around him and to get the playoff experience needed to start advancing. To get the cap in order, the contracts right, and everything else. Jonas was never a part of that plan. Adams isn't a part of that plan either. But the 6 potential first round picks in the next 3 drafts are likely a part of that plan somehow, someway. Last year was a nice story. Hopefully this season can be comparable. But I'm more focused on what this roster looks like 2-4 years from now. What have they put around Ja and Jaren and what kind of depth and role players do they have. That doesn't mean they can fall off a cliff either - a culture is being built. I'm just saying, some fans are tunnel vision on the immediate and not the big picture.
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    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    I'd rather not draft a guy who has to develop into a shooter either. I don't remember too many players who couldn't shoot straight and then became NBA shooters. Guys like Lonzo and Fultz are still working on their shots and Simmons may never get there. All the other skills in the world don't make up for inefficient offense - not in today's NBA.
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    The Official 40th Pick thread

    Would you trade 40 for Jarrett Culver? Wolves are up against the tax and willing to trade. His shooting percentages aren't great, but he is only 22 and is a 6-6 athlete.
  8. Maybe he will continue to develop, supposedly he's still growing, but I agree. Not sure he translates completely to the NBA.
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    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Great way to start this week - Thursday night can't come soon enough.
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    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Bledsoe won't be coming to Memphis after all.
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    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    I don't think the FO is infallible, but how anyone can be overly angry at this move is beyond me. Long term not short term. They just turned 17 and 51 into 10 and 40 in a pretty nice looking draft class. That's a pretty nice pull. Now they have to turn those two picks into solid players.
  12. Some people are never going to be happy. The deal is not done yet to begin with. Also, taking on one year of a bad Bledsoe deal to move into the lottery at 10 when the franchise is still in rebuild mode (despite the 8 seed in the playoffs) is progress. Winslow will not be on the roster if this deal gets made as well. You can't just call up a lottery team and pick swap. There has to be some concessions. I hope the deal gets done - 10 is a great spot.
  13. I can see it both ways - you know, this upcoming season was supposed to be the season to at least look like an 8 seed, however the team was a year ahead of schedule. So do you keep to the original timetable or do you adjust? If the FO has a good analytics team, then I'm sure they are aware of how many years that the window is for Ja/Jaren as well. I don't want to make bad moves just for the sake of making moves, but I do believe standing pat likely won't get us much further, not without improvement from a few of the current players and getting extremely lucky with injuries for once.
  14. I like Garuba, but the main issue with drafting him is that it is mostly a move to counteract the weaknesses of the returning big men. I'm more an advocate of BPA than need for the most part in those situations.
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    Jaren Jackson the X factor

    Personally, I don't care how many rebounds Jaren has. My issue is that it is almost always his man outworking him, out-positioning him, etc. for rebounds. He is almost always getting beat to the glass. If you're not going to grab a lot of boards, at least keep Royce O'Neal off the blocks without fouling. I think Jonas is flawed for sure and he got abused a bit by the Jazz, but sometimes it was him against 2-3 other guys in the paint because we just weren't boxing out clean.