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  1. I want to lose as many games as possible this season while seeing improvement from the younger players.
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    The disrespect!

    You'd think so, but it's big money for a lot of these online gaming companies. The days of making money off of the game alone are over - now you can pay to customize arenas/maps, skins/clothes and even the way your character dances (Fortnite). It's pretty wild.
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    Memphis Hustle/G-League thread

    I can live with that. As long as the FO and him are on the same page, makes sense to me.
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    Memphis Hustle/G-League thread

    What if the trade was made to secure the G League title?! We can’t build an NBA powerhouse this year or next...but we can build a G League monster.
  5. Maverick - you bring up two good points on Jaren. He bends forward on d which leads to a lot of reach-ins (contrast with Clarke who almost always stays vertical) And he also doesn’t have great rebound positioning - not sure if this is a function of him still being uncomfortable in his body as a result of growing or poor defensive discipline. Hoping the former!
  6. Sure, it’s still a lottery, but maximizing the odds is crucial since conveying would be a pretty awful outcome. Having one of the four worst records gives you best odds.
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    Should we Trade JV????

    I also think as Ja improves on defense, it'll alleviate some of the concerns about JV on defense. Right now, the combination of Ja and JV defending the pick-and-roll is awful. Ja struggles to track his man and JV seems too slow-footed to really help hedge and recover back to the basket in time.
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    Should we Trade JV????

    He's a good placeholder for this season and the next two. Hopefully by his last contract year, we'll be in the playoffs and we can see how effective he is in that setting. Hopeful that JV, JJJ and coach Jenkins can figure out how to maximize the pairing as well as the season goes on.
  9. The balls, lions. The spicy lottery balls.
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    Ja Morant Week to Week

    #FearTheFro you ain’t ready for that step back jumper, smit-tay!
  11. His rebounding is along the lines of Rasheed Wallace and Myles Turner - hopefully he can get up to the 7-8/game range. I think it's unrealistic to think he'll ever be a consistent, double-digit rebounder though. I do think an easy fix that can be implemented right away to help rebounding/reduce fouling is to make sure he's not jumping or reaching over someone when he's out of position. He had one super silly foul last night where he was completely out of position for an offensive rebound, jumped a bit late and then reached over I believe Turner. There was like a 10% chance he'd come away with that rebound, so it was totally unnecessary. I've noticed a good chunk of his fouls are like this one (or reaching on a drive when he's out of position/coming over to help late). Hopefully Jenkins makes it a point of emphasis for him in his development.
  12. Did Mike Conley work hard between his 1st and 2nd year in the league? Did he make a conscious effort to improve on certain skills in his first offseason in the league? Because when I look at Conley's game log for his 2nd season, I notice that whatever it is he worked on during that offseason sure as heck didn't translate during the first 40 or so games of the season. I seem to recall you drawing a contrast between JJJ (who you've assumed didn't put in the work this season) and Conley (who I think you pointed to as having improved consistently and put in the work every offseason). If we rewind to 11 years ago on this date, what would you be saying about Conley's development?
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    Grizzlies/NBA Free Agency Thread

    What’s the story with Porter’s injury/ies? He seemed durable first few seasons but last season and this one seems he’s been off.
  14. I think he’d get into the 20-22 pts/gm range. Would be a great tank commander!
  15. Interesting comp. That’d be a decent outcome for him.
  16. Interesting TJ trusting Melton over Tyus in crunch time
  17. He’s got some interesting tools. Hope he develops into a solid rotation guy.
  18. Towns is the softest “Star” I’ve ever seen. OMG we got Dillon “KOBE” Brooks for this game.
  19. Brevin: “I was one of these guys!” 😂
  20. He’s scrappy. I’m into it.
  21. Culver’s shooting is really bad. Yuck.
  22. Young guys hanging in there. Hill hitting some 3s.
  23. Oh wait, no Kyle either? No wonder Twolves were 12 point favorites. Hope this one doesn’t get too ugly too quick.
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    Memphis Hustle/G-League thread

    Thanks, that’s helpful for context. His offensive rating stands out then. Wasn’t thrilled when we made the trade for him, but I’d like to see what he can do on the main roster now.
  25. Yup. That’d be a great haul.