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    Roster/ Lineups Forecast

    I would go with Ja/Bane/Dillon/Clarke/Jaren. Use ZW8 as the 6th man to start the season, and hopefully he can make a few starts by the end of the season. 2nd team of Tyus/Grayson/Kyle/Tillman/Adams. Melton could alternate 6th man spots with ZW8... or use them both on the 2nd team (platoon). Bledsoe/Pons get minutes... maybe. By the end of the season, I would like to see a Ja/Dillon/Ziaiare/Pons/Jaren lineup. I actually think that it would work really well.

    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agent Big Board 2021

    We should close out games with an ALT GRIND Fab Five of Ja/DB/ZW8/PONSTAR/3J.

    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agent Big Board 2021

    Hmm... I think that JV’s and Winslow’s minutes just go to the regular guys on the team. Konchar probably doesn’t get into the game now.

    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Yeah we turned the team over to Ja/Jaren (and Dillon), moved up in the draft, cut ties with Winslow and gained a LOL Lakers protected first round pick. Not bad.

    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    Nah I think it is about a year. A year and 2 months.

    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    I think Murphy can be a high level 3 and D guy too. But if we worked him and ZW out then I guess they compared the 2 players. Grimes and Moody also seem to be in that wing cohort, fit wide, if Ziaire offers better playmaking and athleticism then I can see him as a better fit.

    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agent Big Board 2021

    Jarrett Jack might be one of the better options on the market. Tyus is as good (or better) than most of the mid-tier point guards on the market.

    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    ZW offers playmaking. Doesn’t look like Trey does.

    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    I can see the Rashard Lewis comp. ZW has a nice high-arching shot he can elevate with. What about some Reggie Miller vibes?

    Grade the Draft

    I couldn't really differentiate most guys in the draft which I why I always wanted those Knicks picks. Even after we moved up I thought, what if we trade back down to 19/21/32? Ironically the Knicks came away with 3 players we had our eyes on and 3 guys I had really high taking Jericho Sims, Quentin Grimes and Miles McBride who I had at 10, 11, and 13 respectively. Also came away with undrafted free agent Aamir Simms who I also liked. Stocking up on "solid role players" might have been a good strategy here. Also don't see much difference between Ziaire Williams at 10 and Trey Murphy III who I had as the highest ranked "role player" in the draft and the highest Tier 3.0 guy (I had him 5 on my board). BUT, looks like we had our eye on both, and if ZW had a better workout than Trey (not saying if he did or didn't) then it will be hard to argue there. ZW8 was in that cohort of draft prospects with Trey/Grimes/Moody. If ZW8 performed better (and has more athleticism and playmaking) then we made the right pick. Would I rather have TWO of those guys aka Trey/Grimes over either ZW8 or Moody? Hard to say. Maybe.... Adding Yves Pons (as well as Olivier Sarr) kicked our draft grade up a notch. B-ish???

    The Ziaire Williams Guide

    ZW8? I believe that.... on the plus side he is a tall kid, solid wingspan, skinny but not a terrible Emoni Bates frame. He's still growing but on the downside NBA Draft Room's write up said that he appeared more awkward in college than he did in HS. His "upside" is high since he can really elevate on his shot and has some nice side step stuff, but I also like his "above average baseline potential" of a Danny Green/Robert Horry type. Yeah, at least on offense, when I saw Ziaire I always thought he might be best off as a 2 guard. Can grow into a 3 (maybe even a small ball 4 down the road).

    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Donte is who I think he is. Melton is who I think he is too. If Donte is a better ball handler, a better rebounder AND taller (but not as long), then he MIGHT be a better fit with Ja and Tyus (or whoever our backup point guard will be). Probably both are similar athletes, I think Donte Inferno is a bit more explosive. At the very least I would try to shop Grayson Allen/Konchar/2nd rounder for Donte Inferno. Seems like a solid toolsy guard. Even if his scoring never really comes around, and even if he is more of a tweener/combo guard than a guy you can play at the 1 (kinda like Melton).

    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Donte is more of a 2 guard than Melton... and he helps consolidate players on our team. I feel like Donte Inferno is a better ball handler, more explosive and has more POTENTIAL as a scorer -- but I could be wrong. Donte Inferno could help us replace Melton, Grayson AND Jon Konchar. Good fit with our primary core of Ja/Jaren/Dillon and our SECONDARY core of ZW/Bane/BC/XT. I am assuming that if we trade Tyus we either get a veteran point guard back in the trade -- or sign one in free agency. I am also assuming that we DRAFT a point guard in the 2022 draft. Melton ain't a point guard on offense -- although he is point guard sized. And he can only guard 1's. Can't play him with Ja or even him with Tyus (off the bench).

    Grizz Summer League

    Sarr might give us some dual big man lineups with Jaren. Even if Jaren starts at the 5 on opening night doesn't mean that we shouldn't employ some bigger lineups (with 3J at the 4). Ja/Ziaire/Slo Mo/Jaren/Sarr would be one example of a big lineup that ALSO has enough scoring and playmaking. ZW might just be one of those guys who fits in with a lot of different lineups and schemes.