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    Free agency 2020

    like i've suggested countless times, unless JV ****s the bed and plays lousy with the strengths he is expected to bring....protect the rim, set the picks, exploit any smaller center match-ups etc...he is the starting center for 2019 and beyond to contract expiry..he's 27, there is no issue with him handling the minutes and the big men in the league...and he is a value for the Grizz with that contract....for all the reasons previously stated while JJJ should be using sparingly at center, lets not bang him up...
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    Free agency 2020

    OK, I am going all in with Memphis for next 3 years, I really like JJJ and hope he progresses in year 2 and suffers no sophomore jinx. JA potential and impact appears to be high, but reality is he has yet to play a minute and there will be an adjustment. Clarke likely would NOT have gotten many minutes on Team Canada at FIBA, if he had decided to play. JV is the center on Grizzlies, and he is still the big body our team, every team needs. JJJ on the wing at 4 is ideal for him, and not get beaten up most games...maybe you can put him at 5 when the opposing team goes small, or we need to mix it up. Clarke per above is also really unproven, and NBA centers ain't playing against Pepperdine or St Mary's..JV minutes will be 25-28 minutes a game range....let's get JJJ and JA working with JV and see where this goes...
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    Not surprised, but doesn't take away from his ability to coach at an elite in the NBA. The challenge going forward for Lithuania is their shrinking talent pool, dwindling population, young kids are leaving the country in droves for other euro cup failure?? they led AUS with a few minutes to go in game, and arguably with France the game came down to last shot...and really incompetent reffing. So there right there, but not sure it looks bright for Lithuanian basketball in foreseeable future.
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    I love this LTU his passion, and yeah...he is a pretty good coach...he should be in the NB somewhere coaching....
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    Congrats to Australia, they got the early jump that was too big for LTU to overcome and they shot the lights out with 3's. BUT, most impressive takeway from LTU perspective is their head coach....just started finding out abut this guy during the Memphis interviews, press conferences is this guy not coaching in the NBA? He say's it like it is, he seems to command control, and his basketball IQ is off the charts....why is he not coaching somewhere in the NBA?
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    Fan favorite of all time

    just win Grizzlies..just win....the winning culture from day 1 in camp...versus were in a total rebuild and it takes time...before you know it we will face expiring contracts with our young talent and not much to show...
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    FIBA WC 2019, China

    I think we all agree FIBA messed up with the schedule and moving to this format...too big a commitment this year...6 weeks? Maybe the commitment can work for the Olympics, but not two years in a row.
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    FIBA WC 2019, China

    JV loves his beer a little too much...back in 2nd year, so 2014 i think...he was charged with impaired driving, having been stopped in Wasaga Beach(party beach area north of Toronto that has big Lithuanian community...allegedly being spotted with open beer bottles while traveling through a drive-thru. JV certainly learned from this bad incident, he has been model player/team mate ever since. But JV would put majority of NFL lineman to shame re beer and alcohol, Lithuania is the country with the highest per capita consumption of alcohol...I've watched JV first hand down a can in approx 2 seconds...and it wasn't it first beer...not even a belch afterwards, pretty impressive .I suspect Elge has certainly had a major influence/change on JV...
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    FIBA WC 2019, China

    it appears LTU coaches are building towards the games that mean something, and likely the same for Sabonis? Did JV look slimmed down as reports have kinda indicated he has?
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    FIBA WC 2019, China

    did JV play against Serbia, any feedback on how he played?
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    Free agency 2020

    hmmmm Zion at the low post with ball, who do you like better in that game...zion or JJJ?
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    FIBA WC 2019, China

    disappointing that Dillon Brookes thought he would be better off in prepping for season by exiting Team Canada for FIBA...I don't think the experience would be invaluable for him, I know he would have learned immensely from this camp, these games and the intensity... I know he isn't the only player to do so, but he is going to be in a battle for minutes on the Grizz and in his/this case he made a poor decision.
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    The "Rebuild" is over guys...this team will compete next season.

    who we talking about, JV? someone else?
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    Grizzlies 2019-20 Rotation Predictions

    JV minutes look a little high, maybe closer to 26...
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    FIBA WC 2019, China

    JV's 3 point setup looks smoother and using his legs more, but has he put on a couple of pounds in this video?