ACGrizz

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    Memphis Grizzlies players on twitter

    You have to go back a full decade! I think he was the first to have the Big Three to Miami scoop - proof that even a broken clock is right twice a day.
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    3J workout video

    I'm fine feeding JV when he gets position (and in fact, he should get rewarded for doing so every single time he does get deep position), but I really dislike when we give it to him on the high block or further out and we expect him to dribble and make a move or pass. I feel like he ends up getting stripped more often when we ask him to do that. When he catches deep and makes at most one dribble followed by a strong move, it seems like he is way more effective. Added benefit of utilizing him mostly when he's deep is that it puts him closer to the basket where his offensive rebounding also helps.
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    ESPN Sophomore Rankings? Where's JJJ?

    I'm hoping that one of the positives out of the overall awful COVID situation is the addition of an additional offseason for his development. The bubble is adding an additional training camp/mini-offseason to work on his game, see what works down in Orlando and then continue that development work between the end of the bubble and the next season. He's still super young (about to turn 21 in September) and he's working with a rookie coach and rookie PG, but I want to see a big jump from him in December when the new full season starts.
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    ESPN Sophomore Rankings? Where's JJJ?

    If I did it correctly, there's literally just one player in the entire history of the NBA that has averaged 23/7/4/2 (I even loosened it to 22.5/6.5/3.5/1.5 to try and catch more) and not made the NBA All-Star team. Every other player hitting those numbers has made the All-Star team. Here's the search if you're curious: https://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/psl_finder.cgi?request=1&match=single&type=per_game&per_minute_base=36&per_poss_base=100&season_start=1&season_end=-1&lg_id=NBA&age_min=0&age_max=99&is_playoffs=N&height_min=0&height_max=99&birth_country_is=Y&is_as=N&as_comp=gt&as_val=0&pos_is_g=Y&pos_is_gf=Y&pos_is_f=Y&pos_is_fg=Y&pos_is_fc=Y&pos_is_c=Y&pos_is_cf=Y&c1stat=pts_per_g&c1comp=gt&c1val=22.5&c2stat=trb_per_g&c2comp=gt&c2val=6.5&c3stat=ast_per_g&c3comp=gt&c3val=3.5&c4stat=blk_per_g&c4comp=gt&c4val=1.5&order_by=season If you further stretch it out to 21.5/6.5/2.5/1, you get a few more (but still less than 10, and mostly all players on god awful teams): https://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/psl_finder.cgi?request=1&match=single&type=per_game&per_minute_base=36&per_poss_base=100&season_start=1&season_end=-1&lg_id=NBA&age_min=0&age_max=99&is_playoffs=N&height_min=0&height_max=99&birth_country_is=Y&is_as=N&as_comp=gt&as_val=0&pos_is_g=Y&pos_is_gf=Y&pos_is_f=Y&pos_is_fg=Y&pos_is_fc=Y&pos_is_c=Y&pos_is_cf=Y&c1stat=pts_per_g&c1comp=gt&c1val=21.5&c2stat=trb_per_g&c2comp=gt&c2val=6.5&c3stat=ast_per_g&c3comp=gt&c3val=2.5&c4stat=blk_per_g&c4comp=gt&c4val=1&order_by=season Historically, averaging 22/6.5/3.5/1.5 has basically made you a lock to be an All-Star selection.
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    Grizz 8 Games

    It's our...fultz...for forgetting him too
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    ESPN Sophomore Rankings? Where's JJJ?

    It's in the borderline all-star discussion - 23/7/4/2 (what ODK threw out) puts him right in line with the stats of 4 all-stars this year: -Khris Middleton (21/6/4) -Pascal Siakam (23.5/7.5/3.6/1/1) -Brandon Ingram (24/6/4/1/1) -Donovan Mitchell (24/4/4/1) If you go back a year, I think those are also better/similar numbers than/to what Klay Thompson, Khris Middleton, Victor Oladipo, D'Angello Russell and Kemba Walker had. These guys tend to skew more swing players, but maybe that's just what we have to accept JJJ will look like on offense (a Siakam/Nowitzki hybrid).
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    Grizz 8 Games

    I...completely forgot he was even on the team. Yeah, I'm going to guess that's who it was (makes more sense than Gordon).
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    ESPN Sophomore Rankings? Where's JJJ?

    Thanks, guys - helpful to see the full set of numbers. Luka's dreadful three-point shooting jumped out at me too - yikes.
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    Grizz 8 Games

    I'm guessing it's just who is in Orlando (i.e., no Aldridge due to surgery). For Orlando, he's probably listing Gordon as the best Orlando player, which I wouldn't agree with, but if you take Vucevic's dreadful playoff performance last season into account, maybe you can justify it...?
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    ESPN Sophomore Rankings? Where's JJJ?

    Are there any stats that actually bear this out? I remember towards the end of last season, Trae's "clutch time" stats were actually very good for a rookie. Curious if that changed or the stats are misleading due to the definition of clutch time.
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    Can this NBA season be saved?

    Plus development time - kind of a huge disadvantage if our young players are getting practices and meaningful games while (and let's just use them as an example) the Hawks have their young guys (Young, Huerter, Reddish, Collins, Hunter) go 9+ months without being on a court together.
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    ESPN Sophomore Rankings? Where's JJJ?

    The only two guys they have listed below DiVincenzo who I'd personally prefer over him are Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr., and I acknowledge they've both had their injury history, so wouldn't fault someone for preferring DD over them.
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    Can this NBA season be saved?

    This is the most intriguing part of our team right now; they've had a mini-offseason, but with everything going on in the world it'll be a total wild card to see whether our guys improved.
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    Can this NBA season be saved?

    Good stuff. I know the league has jammed him down the country's throats, but at the end of the day he seems like a great person and he really is fun to watch/a very unique talent. I hope he shows out in the bubble (...but we still beat them down to get the playoff spot).
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    ORLANDO BUBBLE

    And Zion if we end up in the play-in games against them.
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    COVID-19 POSITIVE NBA PLAYERS

    Most likely - we've all seen the videos of Ja playing pick-up games during the last few months, and I'm sure that's not uncommon among the players. Whereas the staff tends to be older and is less likely to engage in any sort of close physical activities with other people.
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    ORLANDO BUBBLE

    *insert excited GIF*
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    COVID-19 POSITIVE NBA PLAYERS

    Taking it one step further - I would say that in addition to acting as if others are infected, we should also act as if, even if we don't have any symptoms, we ourselves are infected. This doesn't mean "giving up our freedoms" - you can still exercise, can still get fresh air, can still get sunlight. Just do it while maintaining your distance from others. When that isn't possible, wear a mask.
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    Can this NBA season be saved?

    Yeah, definitely was not expecting anyone outside the bubble. My question was more about the players in the bubble and whether they could attend the seeding games/earlier playoff rounds. It wouldn't recreate a full arena atmosphere, but if you had a couple dozen players in the stands, you'd still get audible reactions to the gameplay going on which would be nice.
  20. I think it'll be him, Sekou Doumbouya or Cam Reddish when we look back in a couple years. Reddish was improving every single month of the season and was putting up nice numbers in February and March.
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    Can this NBA season be saved?

    Will they let players from other teams attend games? That might be cool and could lead to some meme-worthy reactions.
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    over/under 15 players to sit out

    Count the Blazers last game against the Nets as an auto win.
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    Can this NBA season be saved?

    Preach. We live in wild times.
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    Grizz 8 Games

    Yup. If a team beats us 3 times in a row (and if it was the Pelicans in this scenario, it would actually be 5 times in a row since they've already beaten us twice), they've earned it.
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    Can this NBA season be saved?

    His statement was great - I'm proud to have him on the team speaking up on these issues.