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  1. I agree that the team needs high-ceiling talent from the draft. However, I do think the team wants to win games over the next 3 month in an attempt to convey the pick to Boston this year. If they don't convey the pick this year, then the risk is high that they convey the pick unprotected in 2021 to Boston and that could easily be a top 5 pick, as the Grizz are likely to be even worse 2 years from now.
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    Various Trade Analyses: Not good

    As some have said, we need these guys to come out and play hard for the next 3 months and win enough games to help convey the pick to Boston this year. If they aren't able to win enough to convey the pick to Boston this year, then the disaster of conveying a top 3/top 4/top 5 overall pick in 2021 looms.
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    Various Trade Analyses: Not good

    I still hate these trades with a passion because the team needs draft picks and young players with some upside in order to rebuild but Gary Parrish & Geoff Calkins talked about the trades on the radio yesterday afternoon, as you would expect. Their opinion is basically that the Grizzlies want to win just enough games over the next 3 months to convey the owed 1st round pick to Boston now rather than in 2020 or in 2021. So, the Grizz went with veteran guys in return for Gasol\Green\Temple rather than a bunch of draft picks or young, unproven players. I know that isn't what most of us want but that was their analysis on what is going on. Their opinion is that the Grizzlies need & want to convey now in 2019 to Boston because the team will likely be so bad in 2020 that they can't convey (top 6 protected in 2020), which means that they would convey the pick in 2021 when it is unprotected. The team is likely to still be very bad in 2021, which could mean that they might be conveying a pick that is in the top 3 or top 4. So, they think the team is trying hard to win just enough games to convey now and getting the Jeff Green trade behind us rather than losing a top 3 pick or top 4 pick to Boston in 2021 with all of the agony that would bring. I do sort of understand that logic but it still hurts to see the return that Memphis received.
  4. No. Ivan Rabb needs the playing time.
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    Grizzlies acquire Avery Bradley

    On a serious note - what in the world happened to Avery Bradley? He used to be a really good perimeter player but he's been terrible the last two seasons. The guy is only 28 years old, so age shouldn't be a factor.
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    Grizzlies trading Gasol to Raptors

    The Grizzlies needed to focus on two things in making trades at the deadline: 1. Acquire as many draft picks as possible (preferably 1st rounders but multiple 2nd rounders would be acceptable). 2. Acquire young assets with some potential (ie from teams that either don't have many draft picks or don't want to trade draft picks). So, the Grizz traded Gasol, JaMychal & Temple and they received no young players at all and a single 2nd round pick.......in 2024. There just is no nice way to spin this one. There are some posters on Twitter who seem to like the Gasol trade but, then again, some people like to sniff glue. It is going to be a long, hard rebuild without additional draft picks and young players to develop around JJJ.
  7. Looking to the future and who might be the GM - is Memphis even capable of attracting quality GM candidates? You have a small market team with a bad roster and a lack of draft picks and apparently an owner who wants to be involved in all of the decisions and sign off on everything. What good GM candidate would want to come to Memphis and work in an environment where he doesn't feel like he is able to truly make the day-to-day personnel decisions for the team?
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    Trade Deadline - Who Stays, Who Goes

    That and you don't know who to blame and who to fire when bad decisions are made. Pera can't fire himself.
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    Trade Deadline - Who Stays, Who Goes

    This what I am starting to think as well. They really need to move every free agent-to-be and Marc as well, just in case he decides to give the finger to the org and become a free agent rather than picking up his option and allowing them to trade him.
  10. I would say that the Grizzlies are probably being incredibly cautious with anyone who could be traded, as the trade deadline is February 7th and the Grizz have just 3 games between now and the deadline: tonight against the Hornets, Sunday against the Knicks & Tuesday against the T-Wolves. They probably don't want to take any chances at all on someone getting hurt.
  11. Mike is out for tonight's game, as well as Kyle Anderson. We are going to see a lot of Shelvin Mack tonight.
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    2019 NBA DRAFT

    One nightmare PR scenario to me is if the Grizzlies convey the pick to Boston either in 2020 or 2021 and Boston uses the pick to select James Wiseman of the University of Memphis. People would be even more livid than they already are about the Jeff Green trade.
  13. The Grizz only scored 32 points in the 2nd half and gave up 35 points in the 4th quarter. Ouch.
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    The grizzlies need to Target 2021

    "Your lesson about NBA economics is over". Boy, you are arrogant. I like Mike but he has never been worth that contract and we will never know if another team was willing to give him that kind of a deal. The reality is that no one else could have offered him that kind of money because of how free agency was structured, which gave the Grizzlies an advantage when it came to re-signing him and bringing him back to the team. The maximum that any other team was allowed to offer him was $114 million over 4 years. The Grizzlies went all-in and gave him the extra year and extra $39 million that they were allowed to offer. Dallas was his other option. Was Dallas offering the full 4 yr\$114 million that they could offer? If the Grizzlies and Mavs had equal offers on the table ($114 million over 4 years), I have little doubt that Mike would have still chosen the Grizzlies. Keep in mind that Mike was coming off a 2015-2016 season where he played in only 56 games and averaged 15.3 points per game. He is a good player but he is not a true max-type player. I understand that some non-elite players sometimes get max deals but those deals are largely mistakes because a team can only have so many max deals or near-max deals before they hit the salary cap and, eventually the luxury tax.
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    The grizzlies need to Target 2021

    I know that as Grizz fans we love Mike but how do you come to the conclusion that Mike was/is not overpaid? Mike was/is a good player but not a superstar and they signed him to the largest deal in NBA history (5 years and $153 million). I have no problem with the Grizzlies re-signing Mike in 2016 but did they really need to go to $153 million and 5 years to get it done? In Mike's defense, I will say that his contract actually isn't anywhere near the worst problem that the Grizzlies have had, as their poor draft history from 2008 to 2016, the Chandler Parsons signing and trading away draft picks are all much bigger issues that contributed to the current state of the team.