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  1. Jaren played great, mainly in the first half. He was aggressive in taking Gobert off the bounce. Something we need to let him do more often. He also absolutely destroyed Bojan on a dunk attempt. A really good game by him overall. When Jaren plays more than 30 minutes, he's a near lock to get you 20 points. In those 7 games over 30 minutes, he's scored over twenty points 5 times, and had 17 one of the other two games. Tyus had a slightly better game tonight, but he's still an absolute liability on defense. You can see a clear difference when Melton comes onto the floor. Grayson played very well tonight, probably his best game. He was aggressive, but never really forced it. He gives effort on defense, but he still just isn't really that good on D.
  2. Simons mainly, but McCollum also plays it a little bit.
  3. Bazemore isn't good, I don't know if you've seen his shooting percentages, but they are bad. Iggy is an upgrade on both ends, not that Bazemore is bad on defense by any means. Thank you for giving your input. I'm sure we all value your contributions to the board. Nothing I said was completely out of the question (obviously some more likely than others), which is why I provided several options they might actually consider. But keep being you Didn't know that about Hood. That rules him out. The thought before he got injured was that he was going to opt out next year, but he likely is opting in no matter where he goes because he isn't getting more than that now. As for Crowder and Hill, I could see it. They need depth. Jae and Hill both give versatile defenders that can knock down 3s. They have an extra roster spot, so I wouldn't want to take back little or Trent, I'd rather have a first so we can save a spot for a 2 for 1 with Iggy.
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    Memphis Hustle/G-League thread

    Yeah the couple have been ESPN+, but up until that they've just been streaming it on the gleague website for free.
  5. Nothing, he's not really a "scorer" though he's played very well this year. JV would essentially replace what Nurkic would have given them, and is a huge upgrade over labissiere. They may be content with waiting on Nurkic (which I imagine they are), or they may view this year as their best opportunity to win a title.
  6. If Portland really wants to go "all in," we could do Iggy and JV for Nurkic and Bazemore plus a first. That'll give JV a realistic shot at a championship, and they could really use his scoring down low. Nurkic is way better defensively than JV, which is what we need. If they want to keep Nurkic, just Bazemore and a first. If they want to keep Bazemore, Nurkic and Hood for Iggy. That one might not make sense on the surface, but we aren't trying to win this year, but can get both of back them next year (I'd assume Hood would actually just opt in to his contract coming off that injury). There's a lot of different options to be fair. I'd honestly love to add Bazemore, it would give us another good veteran voice for this team (and an obvious upgrade over Marko or Grayson). They'd have to include at least that protected first as the Mavs still are likely to get involved.
  7. Well, unfortunate news/good news for us, Rodney Hood (was starting at SF for Portland), just tore his Achilles. They need a starting SF, and I can think of one that is available.
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    Jenkins system has not,is not and will never work.

    I'll chime in since I was the OP. I'm merely comparing players with similar skillsets and games. Anthony Davis's game is a lot more similar to Jaren than Giannis's is, but it was really about bigs that can kind of do it all. The stats are the stats, but Giannis was not force fed at all, he was just figuring out his game his first couple of years and was on a decent team. I guess you can make the argument that Davis, but they actually weren't that bad his second year. They had Ryan Anderson, Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and Tyreke Evans, and Aminu. Either way, in another one of my posts I said that as long as Jaren can play more than 30 minutes per game, he can put up numbers relatively similar to what they put up. It's all up to him though.
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    Jenkins system has not,is not and will never work.

    He just has to control his fouls. Obviously it would be nice if he was a better rebounder, but I think he'll get better as he gets stronger. In games in which Jaren has played more than 30 minutes (6 games, 32.5 minutes per game) , he has averaged 20.6 points, 1.67 blocks, 6.16 rebounds, and 2.5 assists. Those are really good numbers, and very encouraging as to his potential. Coincidentally, he only averaged 3.1 fouls per game in those 6 games. Now in games he's played less than 23 minutes (also 6 games, 19 minutes per game) he averaged 10.3 points, .6 blocks, .83 assists, and 3 rebounds. And his scoring is completely inflated by a 28 point outburst in 22 minutes against Indiana. He averaged 4.83 fouls per game in those 6 games. If he can average over 30 minutes per game, then he can average over 20 points a game easily.
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    Would You Shut Josh Jackson Down Right Now?

    Josh theoretically fits perfectly with our young core. Unless we're bottom 4 like you pointed out, there's a good chance we don't even get our pick this year. Bottom 4, there's a 82% chance of us keeping it, like you pointed out in our current position the most likely outcome is we are the 7th pick, which is the worst possible outcome. We either need to win more or lose more, and I honestly don't think we can lose more than the other teams below us. We still have cap space, and if Josh works out, we can sign a solid two guard in free agency like Beasley or Bogdanovic. Ja, Beasley/Bogdanovic, Josh, Brandon, Jaren gives you insane length and athleticism, great shooting, good defense, very good playmaking. You also still have Melton, grayson, Dillon, Kyle, JV, tyus and Marko I guess, and cap space. That lineup would give he hope.
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    Would You Shut Josh Jackson Down Right Now?

    I think it's a stupid move to keep him down there. What's the worse case scenario? He's bad, breaks what little chemistry our team has? That's fine, cut him, we're off the hook for next year anyway. No big deal. We need a roster spot anyway. Or he plays very well, the other guys get healthy, we become a middle of the road team and end up conveying the pick to Boston? We're giving it up either this year or next year. We'll have 59 million in cap space regardless. If Josh actually turns out to be good, then we re-sign him and we essentially got a first round pick (plus whatever we get from an Iggy or Crowder trade). The reality is probably somewhere in the middle I guess, but the worst thing to do is to continue to leave him down there and waste whatever opportunity he brings you. We already won the trade by getting Melton and a 2nd for a player we didn't want. If Josh turns out to be good, then we really come out on top.
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    Memphis Hustle/G-League thread

    I'm not sure if it's been discussed or not, but according to Peter Edmiston, there is a clear timetable with Josh Jackson for being called up, but the FO is not going to share it with the public. Seems as if it's not a matter of if, but more a matter of when.
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    Memphis Hustle/G-League thread

    I think so, he didn't sign a contract so he's fine on that. There's a possibility he can't be traded in combination with anyone until the 15th but I think he's fine on that as well.
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    Jenkins system has not,is not and will never work.

    Yeah, I guess we could also throw Siakam into this mix as well. Either way, just looking at those numbers Jaren is clearly ahead of where Giannis was (significantly ahead of Siakam's second year, but he wasn't good until his 3rd year), already a better three point shooter than any of them are currently as well. One stat that jumps out at me is minutes played. AD played 9 more minutes per game than jaren does, Giannis played 6 more minutes as well. Obviously this is mostly Jaren's fault given his foul issues, but per 36, Jaren matches Davis's scoring output and is fairly close on the other categories. AD still has the clear advantage, but Jaren's numbers are very respectable. Jaren's per 36 numbers are arguably better than either Pascal's (who won most improved player that year) or Giannis's per 36 numbers from year 3. Clearly has a few areas to work on, but overall I think he's on schedule and improving.
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    Memphis Hustle/G-League thread

    We don't have a single player that's not a plus in the plus/ minus