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    The NEW official 2020 Draft Thread

    He would be perfect as an UDFA, but we can get a guy like Isaiah Joe, Tre Jones if he fails, Cassius Stanley at 40. Target higher upside guys. I think our FO is pretty good, so I think they'll do well even with pick #40.
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    The NEW official 2020 Draft Thread

    Wouldn't go that far. He shot 21% on .5 three point attempts per game. Not exactly lighting it up from deep. I don't know if he just takes a lot of midrange shots, but pretty much all of his shots are from 2 point range. He's certainly not athletic like Jaren, he's not a bad athlete, but he's not particularly quick. He does have good form from deep and the midrange, but yeah not been a prolific shooter. I'm not against him in general, but I don't think we should take him at 40.
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    2020 NBA Draft Draft Date Locked in

    I guess my point is, we don't know if Summer League is even happening. They could just go straight into camp, and just do a couple preseason games like the bubble and just go from there. They obviously don't need more than a month to do that given that's what they did in the bubble, but free agency has to be in there as well.
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    2020 NBA Draft Draft Date Locked in

    I think he's referring to "Summer League." I'm not sure if that's happening this year, or if draft picks (and UDFAs) will just go straight into camp.
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    The NEW official 2020 Draft Thread

    I don't know about Yurtseven at 40, I don't see a huge need for a center prospect with Porter already on the roster, but maybe they aren't high on him or think he can play PF. No one knows. Still think SF is pretty thin if we don't bring back Josh. We don't have a third PG either.
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    Did We Make the Right Move?

    It's a push to me, Conley would have had no less 4 All-star appearances in the historically bad Eastern conference that Lowry played in. The title is obviously nice, but we could have just as easily won the championship if we had Kawhi, Mike, Jaren, and Marc, plus guys like Temple, JaM, Noah, Holiday to go with them (and looking back, we probably should have pursued that a little more). Kyle has undoubtedly had the better career, but I don't believe that Kyle would have made our fortunes any different at all if we kept him. I wish small ball could have worked back then and we could have kept both.
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    With the 40th pick the Grizzlies take...

    Not that he's on the same level, but even Dillon Brooks was 44th I believe. He's at least an above average NBA player. There's certainly value to be had there.
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    With the 40th pick the Grizzlies take...

    Shoot. We got enough defenders imo.
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    Brandon Clarke - Mr. Efficient

    I love Brandon and think he'll be a high level starter for us going forward. He can switch out on just about anyone and hold his own, obviously he's super efficient. His ceiling for improvement might not be incredibly high, but if he gives you 13-16 points and 8 rebounds, he's a solid piece. His main things to work on are going to be his 3 point shot, and improving as a passer. The future is bright though.
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    Grizz Hire 2 New Assistant Coaches

    I think what most people want is at least some high level experience, coaching or playing. MIT isn't a basketball school, D3 isn't good competition. There's 4 levels in between (D2, D1, G League, Europe). She might turn out fine, but there were no doubt plenty of more qualified men and women for the job somewhere between D2 and Europe. Maybe she's a true Diamond in the rough, but jumping from D3 to the NBA is pretty much unheard of. People complained non-stop about Nash getting the Nets job, and while he might have never been a coach, he was involved in the player development for the Warriors, and was a two time MVP and a Hall of Famer. If he's fair game, then she is too. Granted, she's an assistant, but still. It's going to be hard to respect an complete unknown. Ivey, Hammon, Nash, Kerr, Marc Jackson, Jason Kidd, etc had immediate respect given the impact they had on the game on a professional level. As for minimizing her accomplishments, name one other head coach in D3 women's basketball without looking it up. Heck if you name another team, I'll be pretty impressed. That level just isn't impressive under any circumstances, full stop. Hardly any different than hiring a high school team. Maybe she's an analytical genius, and if so, then maybe she does have value. I said earlier that good coaches can come from anywhere, and I believe that, like Kerr or Marc Jackson or Spoelstra, but her career certainly isn't some huge indicator of success. It could work out really well for us, or it just as easily could be nothing. Who knows, who cares. It's an assistant coach.
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    Grizz Hire 2 New Assistant Coaches

    She was a coach of a D3 women's team, there's no getting around that isn't high level basketball, men's or women's. Their mascot is the engineers, kind of shows where the priorities lie. I don't know the answer to this, but have there been any coaches that have jumped from D3 to the NBA? We're probably talking less than 5. Most coaches are intelligent, that's how you end up in coaching in my mind. Having a law degree is impressive no doubt, but I'm not sure how it helps with basketball in particular. Maybe she can be some coach/ front office hybrid, who knows. In comparison to a guy that's literally been an NBA assistant, hard to say he's not more qualified. Raman is qualified, but are you trying to pretend like a head coach in D3 is more qualified than dozens of higher level basketball coaches? Like if we hired Becky Hammon most people wouldn't bat an eye, as she's been an NBA assistant and was a high level player. Ivey was a high level player and a top assistant on a national championship contending D1 program. I know they garnered some blow back, but that's the reality of being a pioneer. As far as I can tell, Raman didn't play basketball in college, let alone the WNBA. I think at least part of the reason she was hired was the optics of immediately replacing a woman who was there only one year with another man isn't particularly flattering. Obviously Ivey left on her own accord, but still.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    Maybe, but they dont have much flexibility with Russ and Harden under huge contracts, they also don't have much draft capital or promising young pieces. They have really nothing going for them.
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    Grizz Hire 2 New Assistant Coaches

    The difference is he's been an NBA assistant and a G League head coach. Not sure what what else he would need. At some point with this hire and the Raman hire, they're just assistant coaches. I'm not sure how much they really matter. You added the he's Serbian so it's to get Jokic part, which isn't a bad idea in general. European players probably would like having some European influence on the team. That makes some amount of sense.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    The thing was though, he was right. It just wasn't the place to say it. The offense just seemed to flow better for them once they actuality started sharing it.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    I know there was drama there after he criticized the coach, so I was hoping that would force him off the team. He seems like he'd be the perfect fit on this team.