Rdk4121

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    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agency Thread

    I don't think we've talked about this at all yet, but we signed Matt Mooney of Texas tech to an exhibit 10 deal. A good signing for the Hustle.
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    Cousins injury

    If Howard does take a decent sized buyout to go to the Lakers, then we essentially can spend whatever we save there to get Noah back. Cut Plumlee obviously since there's no way anyone takes him.
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    Cousins injury

    While I'd love to get Horton Tucker or something like that from the lakers for Dwight, I can't see why they don't just sign Faried right now. He averaged 13 and 8 in 26 minutes last year off the bench for Houston and even started making some 3s. He'd be a perfect fit for them, more so than Cousins would have anyway. That being said, it proves that there is some value in keeping Howard. Injuries for contenders are bound to happen. Howard is still a solid piece and is on a really good contract. We can still extract some value from him, and possibly attach him with Iguadola and take back a sizable contract and picks.
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    Bruno vs. Greek Freak

    I think Brazil and Greece play tomorrow. Bruno had played pretty well from what I could find (which isn't much) in their warm up games. We'll finally get to see what bruno has vs Giannis.
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    Free agency 2020

    I think it was Morris was better than the other best Center option.
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    FIBA WC 2019, China

    I agree with the sentiment, but USA basketball just doesn't really care about FIBA events as much as other countries. We had stopped caring about the Olympics as well, but have at least started to care more for the last few times. I don't think most of us care that JV is playing, I personally respect him for it. I hope Jaren gets to play as well. I understand players not wanting to risk it though. Some of them might be looking to get their next contract, some really do want to focus on the upcoming season as well. There's a million reasons.
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    Kyle vs Bruno

    Even switch heavy defenses are still man to man. I'll say this though, the concept of switching everything has only made defenses worse in the NBA. Like you said, they can way more easily find the mismatches. The best defenses don't switch super often unless the situation calls for it. Look at what the Raptors did to the Warriors in the finals (not including the Box and 1). They were able to take the Warriors out of what they wanted to do without having to switch very much. Granted they were a team filled with great defenders at every position, but the concept still applies. Defense is more about effort than skill, though obviously skill helps. Giving the effort to stick to your man through screens messes up most NBA offenses which pretty much rely on mismatches. How many points less per game would Harden or any other guard score if they didn't abuse bigs that have to switch out on them? Probably a basket or 2 (2-6 points). That's the key.
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    Kyle vs Bruno

    You've essentially given everyone 1 extra position then they'd realistically play. If you list them the way you've listed them, then everyone in the league is that versatile. Jaren will never play SF, Clarke will never play SG or probably SF either, etc. That's not a knock on our guys, you just are going a little overboard on their abilities for the most part. Again, that's not that big of a deal. We only have 1, maybe 2 guys that can only play one position, which is a good thing. It's not about being able to play 3 or 4 positions, it's about being able to play more than 1, which most of them can. As far as that, we agree.
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    Kyle vs Bruno

    Who have we gone after? Ja - only point guard. Tyus - pretty much only point guard. Brandon - PF or small ball 5. Not really sure I get what you mean. Josh is slightly more versatile, and maybe Melton could play some SG. But that's about it. I think this positionless thing is pretty dumb overall. It's just an overcomplicated way of saying versatile. You'll still have all 5 position, just the skillsets change is all. Like Jaren can do a lot of things on the court, but at the end of the day he's still a 4 or a 5. I think your position is based more on who you guard rather than your role on offense. Like Draymond runs the offense a lot, but I'd be never say he was the PG. Stuff like that.
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    Kyle vs Bruno

    So seemingly not a long term option at the 3. I certainly wouldn't want Kyle playing any minutes over Brandon. I just personally think bruno is a better option at the 4 than Kyle as he has better size and length. I would pick Kyle over bruno at the 3, Bruno over Kyle at the 4. I guess we'll see, Kyle does make sense at the 4. Having Brandon, bruno, and Kyle out there makes sense as well. Defense and rebounding wouldn't be an issue.
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    Kyle vs Bruno

    Outside of our big 3 young guys (Ja, Jaren, Brandon), I think Josh and Bruno are our two young guys with the most potential, which is why we need to keep developing them. We can't just have 3 players. I think Dillon and Grayson (and maybe Marko) have potential as bench players going forward, and possibly Melton, but he'd have to best out Tyus most likely. Hopefully Dillon learns a lot from Jae, as that's kind of what I see him becoming. A tough minded but undersized 3&D SF off the bench.
  12. Yeah, but that was stupid to be fair. I assume he meant wait for the right opportunity, not just completely avoid doing anything.
  13. I wonder if Minnesota would get involved, Dieng and a unprotected first would do it. Miami could do James Johnson, Derrick Jones, and a 2nd. Detroit could do Snell, Galloway, and two 2nds. Denver could always get involved, I'm thinking Barton and Hernangomez is possible. Dieng or Johnson would become good expiring contracts for next year. It'd be very beneficial for Minnesota because they would clear a lot cap space for next year. He'd be a good mentor for Wiggins and Culver as well. Snell and/or Galloway could play or be moved since both are expiring. That move should guarantee Miami at least makes the playoffs, and we at least get a high upside SF for our core. Denver gives us at least a role player with Barton, and Juan is ok, but we could always flip him for another piece.
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    Free agency 2020

    Jaylen is out like others said. As is Siakam and Hield most likely. Levert is interesting as the Nets are going to have to go into the tax to keep him. Brandon Ingram probably falls into this category, but I'd assume the pelicans would match. Taurean Prince will also be a free agent from the nets. Malik Beasley is certainly an interesting option that could be useful for us. We'd have to overpay as he is restricted. There will be plenty of backup centers out there. Sabonis for one, Jahlil Okafor, Montrezl Harrell, and Favors. We should have a little over 51 million in cap space next year with ways to get up to 60. If we can get two or three of Beasley, Levert, Okafor, Prince, or Sabonis I'd be happy as we'd add a couple high quality young players to our core. We also have some decisions on our own free agents. Does Josh have potential? How does Bruno fit in? Do we bring Crowder back? Do start Clarke and jaren and bring JV off the bench (Which means we have the backup center position filled)? I think Dillon is a free agent as well.
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    Kyle vs Bruno

    Don't feed the troll.
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    Grizzlies sign Marko Guduric

    It's about a 1ft closer in in Europe. He was 4th on the team in scoring. He took the 8th most shots though, so he was super efficient (meaning he probably had tons of open looks). He had a couple former NBA players with Joffrey Lauvergne and Tyler Ennis, plus Nicolo Melli just signed a contract this year. No idea on any of the rest of the questions.
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    Kyle vs Bruno

    You are possibly the most annoying person on the planet or the ultimate troll. I clearly didn't mean "Kyle doesn't not possess the ability to shoot a basketball." It's just slight hyperbole, you don't have to take everything literally. I saw you say something along those lines to someone, just use your brain a little bit, my goodness. Everyone in basketball "can" shoot, heck everyone with arms can shoot. He doesn't shoot or make 3s at even a below average rate in the NBA. We are clearly talking about taking 3s and spacing the floor, how you hadn't caught onto that is beyond me man. As for that last paragraph, boy that's a doozy. Having a shooter that spaces the floor and gives them room to operate is exactly what they need. Have you heard of this revolutionary concept called 3&D? JJ Reddick was probably the 4th or 5th option when he shared the court Embiid, Butler, Harris, and Simmons, right? Did that make him wasted as an asset? No. Did he stunt the development of Simmons and Embiid? No, but he did space the floor for Simmons and butler to drive, and didn't allow his man to cheat down and double team Embiid in the post. Clearly we don't have anyone near that level, but the concept is still the exact same. Nobody else on the roster is going to take as many shots as the 3 you mentioned or will stunt the development of Ja or Jaren. But it can't just be them. Think about Murray and Jokic. While they obviously get the lion's share of touches they're still surrounded by shooters with Harris, Barton, Milsap, and Beasley. Neither have to do everything either, which they shouldn't have to. Your responses can only elicit a yikes from me.
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    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agency Thread

    Honestly if Konchar can become a good 3 point shooter, I like him better than anybody we have currently at the 2. He has great size, elite rebounder for his position, very good defender, very good passer, and just always seems to be around the ball. He just needs to be consistent from 3, he at least has a good looking stroke though.
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    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agency Thread

    I already said this but I personally just see him as another troy daniels, end of bench kind of guy but has value because of the 3.
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    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agency Thread

    I don't think he's any sort of long term answer, and he'll take developmental time away from grayson, Josh, Dillon, even Melton. Obviously we need shooters so he theoretically checks that box, but he's not particularly athletic and I'll think he'll struggle defensively. I doubt he starts regardless, but I guess if he can be like troy daniels was off the bench then it is fine. It's mainly the roster situation since we are already over. His signing means Rabb is 100% gone imo, along with hill and either Howard or Miles.
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    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agency Thread

    First news we've heard about that signing in a long time. I'm still not a big fan of it, but SG was probably our biggest position of need, and we needed shooting for sure. I guess we'll see if his game can translate. Adds to the roster crunch though.
  22. Mainly saying that's who is game is most similar too, not that he'll be that good. I think Jaren will win at least one defensive player of the year award though, given how much he effects the game on that end though. Garnett is still the best comp I think personally, maybe he won't be "better" defensively, but he can have a similar type impact. Certainly better than Bosh was defensively. On Turner, it's a little hard to say because we are projecting a lot, but he's already a top 5 at worst defensive center in the league at 23 years old. Gobert, him, maybe Drummond, maybe Embiid or AD if you count him as a center. Hopefully Jaren can get to that point, as he has the instincts, athleticism, and wingspan to get there.
  23. He's a better defensive version of Chris Bosh or Kevin Garnett, or Myles Turner with an offensive game.
  24. I thought since we have a pretty good idea of who the main players on the team will be, we can do some predictions on the rotations. PG - Ja (31) Tyus (17) SG - Dillon (22) Josh (12) Grayson (12) Tyus (2) SF - Jae (24) Josh (9) Kyle (12) Dillon (3) PF - Jaren (18) Brandon (18) Bruno (10) Kyle (2) C - JV (29) Jaren (14) Bruno (5) Total MPG Jaren - 32 Ja - 31 JV - 29 Dillon - 25 Jae - 24 Josh - 21 Tyus - 19 Brandon - 18 Bruno - 15 Kyle - 14 Grayson - 12 I will say I don't expect to go 11 deep, I assume we'll have games where Kyle or grayson don't play at all or very sparingly. I penciled Dillon in as the starting SG, but if he can't do that that could free up more time for Josh or grayson, or it could mean Josh spends most of his time at SG and gives Kyle more minutes at SF. I also just said Bruno would play small ball C instead of Miles or Howard playing. This is just a guess and subject to change obviously. Let me know what you think.
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    Kyle vs Bruno

    There is no use arguing with pat about Kyle's shooting. People ignore Kyle completely when he takes 3s, and even midrange jumpers. Just watch his highlights. He's not a 3 point shooter, it's just as simple as that, but he'll never seem to understand that.