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  1. Depends on what they plan on doing with Conley, if they are going to shop him again this summer they need to convey the pick this year. Next year's team without Conley could struggle to finish outside the bottom 6.
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    Valanciunas 23 & 10 in 21 minutes

    But his poor defense at the end cost us the game. We should have been rotating him and Noah for offense/defense on those last few possessions, we had the time-outs available to do it.
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    New depth chart speculation thread

    I don't think going big helps much in today's NBA, but going long does. A lineup of Wright, Holiday, Anderson, JJJ, and Bruno would have a ton of length, but maybe not enough shooting.
  4. If they strip it down completely and start building around young players now, its likely they will still be very bad in 2021 and Boston will be getting one hell of a pick/player.
  5. Its the hype around the 2021 draft, people expect it to be one of the deepest of all time and they don't want to get the number 1 pick in the deepest draft of all time and watch it go to Boston. But you are right, this could easily break the wrong way and they end up with the 7th or 8th pick this year instead of a top 5 and good odds to move up, and still end up giving Boston the pick in 2021. If they tank this year they start the rebuild a year earlier, they may not be good enough to keep the 2021 pick they owe Boston out of the top half of the lottery but they will have had 2 high draft picks in the mean time and will be a year further into the rebuild. Its a gamble either way.
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    New depth chart speculation thread

    I'm cool with that. 8 years ago Rabb would have been a pf, he just needs to extend his range on his jumper for today's game. I've always liked his production when he gets minutes. It reminds me of DJ Stephens with the tigers, DJ always made something happen when he got minutes but it still took until his sr year before Pastner would trust him enough to give him extended run, despite the fact that he always had produced in whatever little time he had been given. Long term I like JJ at the 5 and Rabb at the 4 rather than vise versa, Rabb just needs to keep working on extending his range. But I like the idea of playing JJ at the 4 while his body is still maturing and with having 2 other quality centers on the roster right now it makes a lot of sense.
  7. How many wins do you think it will take to convey the pick? Last year the Knicks finished 9th with 29 wins, but you could make the argument that with last year's deep draft more teams were tanking. Would 29 wins be enough to convey the pick this year? I think we can get to 29 wins, but I'm not sure that would be enough to finish 9th or better this year.
  8. KyleB

    New depth chart speculation thread

    I really hope you're wrong on that one, I think he is exactly the type of player they should be looking to keep around and develop. Especially if they convey the pick and don't have a draft pick this year.
  9. KyleB

    New depth chart speculation thread

    I'm surprised to see all these lineups with Noah as the third string center. I love him and think he has what it takes to be the next fan favorite, he plays with passion and gives 100% on every play and the young bigs seem to love playing with him. If I'm in charge he'd be a starter and I'd be working on figuring out a way to bring him back next year. If they go ahead and move Jaren to the 5 spot Noah should be the number 2.We haven't seen JV with this team yet so he may change my mind but I really like what I've seen from Noah and think it would be a shame to cut his minutes and make him the 3rd string center.
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    Various Trade Analyses: Not good

    It is strange to me that they would want Gasol when it appears that they had decided JV was not a good fit for what they wanted to do and had severely cut back his minutes even before he was injured. Gasol's game and JV's game are very similar. Is Gasol a better fit for them at center than Ibaka?
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    New depth chart speculation thread

    Conley, Bradley, Anderson, Jackson Jr, Noah would be pretty tough defensively.
  12. So the trades stunk, that's pretty well covered in the other threads. Now that we have an idea what the roster could look like for the rest of the season, lets discuss what the new depth chart and rotations could be. Who is the backup power forward now? Who is the backup pg? Who starts at the 2? With at least 3 similarly sized combo guards on the roster now, who plays beside Mike and who backs him up? Does JV or Noah start at the 5? Do Carter and Wantanabe go back to the G league now that we appear to have a glut of guards and wings?
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    Grizzlies acquire Avery Bradley

    Maybe the saved money on the Bradley deal allows them to sign Bruno for the rest of the year without going into the tax, I wouldn't mind seeing them do that and then try to lock him up for a couple of years on a cheap deal in the offseason.
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    Grizzlies acquire Avery Bradley

    How would they use it without paying the lux tax though?
  15. I wonder if the hold up is they're trying to find a 3rd team to help complete the trade.