ACGrizz

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    Disappointment in JV Play

    Yeah, that's what I was referring to. But apparently he's now BACK to the starting line-up and it's Ingles going to bench. Regardless, Conley hasn't been what I imagine they were expecting.
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    Disappointment in JV Play

    On the flipside of guys we’ve traded, Conley is now being moved out of the starting lineup in Utah. That deal looks better and better for this FO.
  3. Coming around to this train of thought. Ja seems to be very much fueled by being underrated throughout his time playing basketball. Wouldn't mind adding a little extra to that chip on his shoulder.
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    Next 10 games from MEM, NOP, POR, and SA

    Add Utah to the above .500 club. Will be tough without JJJ and Clarke.
  5. Bell was one of BC's most discussed player comps when he was going through the draft process. BC has since developed a serviceable shot that has changed his outlook, but would be interesting to see us double down on the same type of rim-running, athletic, undersized type of player in the line-up.
  6. I've been saying this since before this month even started. This schedule is too much to overcome - it's not the losses against SAC and LAL, as those were somewhat expected, it's the culmination of young team + tough schedule + injury to Jaren. Still want them to win every game, but it's unrealistic to expect that we'll sneak into the playoffs. Actually look at our schedule, be honest and ask yourself how many of those last 17 games you think we'll actually win. I'm flagging this now because it's better to understand why we'll struggle than point to items that wouldn't have affected the outcome anyways (I can just see the threads now: "Dillon extension doomed this team" "Trading Jae and Solomon messed up our chemistry" "blah blah blah").
  7. It's over. JJJ being down for the next 2 weeks (where we have winnable games) and ending the season on a brutal 17-game stretch where we'll be lucky to win even 5 games means this one's going to Portland or New Orleans. Maybe the ping pong balls give us another favorable outcome, otherwise let's regroup and hope for continued internal growth and improvement.
  8. You can check the splits if you're curious - 2018-2019, we did better with more rest, 2017-2018 we just sucked no matter what, 2016-2017 we did WAY better with LESS rest (1-11 with 2 days rest, 1-2 with 3+ days rest - what the heck happened?!), 2015-2016 we were basically the same regardless of rest days, 2014-2015 we did better with more rest. For this season, we are: -5-2 on back-to-backs -18-18 with 1 day of rest -5-2 with 2 days of rest -0-3 with 3+ days of rest https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MEM/2020/splits/ Though that only accounts for 25 of our 26 losses, so who knows where the other loss is being counted.
  9. Admittedly, this did make me lol
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    Grizz Nation How We Feeling?

    Middle of April when we host two playoff games...ūüėČ That's a whole lotta Kool-Aid. We'd be very lucky to keep some games competitive and maybe pull out one win at home.
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    NBA Rising Stars Game

    A mix of both, but the Elam ending really did make it a lot more interesting. This is a good read if you have a couple minutes: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23825970/zach-lowe-basketball-tournament-nba-crunch
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    No dunk contest for Ja

    Pretty much this - I think that's why Gordon losing felt like such robbery. That off-the-backboard 360 one-handed dunk was not only beautiful, but something I had truly never seen before.
  13. Last handful of games could swing either way between teams playing very hard for playoff seeding or resting guys for the playoffs.
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    The official Hot take thread

    Ha, touche. Keep forgetting Young is a starter.
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    The official Hot take thread

    Don't love a team 11 games under .500 getting a representative, but the dude does put up pretty flashy numbers and the All-Star Game is probably even less competitive than your rec league pick-up game so...*shrug*
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    Grizz Nation How We Feeling?

    As far as I'm concerned, as long as we avoid a long-term injury to one of our guys over the rest of the season, this season has already been a tremendous success. Ja is putting up numbers and showing things on the court that rookie PGs just flat out don't normally do and the FO has done a great job of assembling pieces around him that have gelled together into a very nice culture.
  17. Dieng is solid - think he'd be a starter on about a quarter to a third of NBA teams (just doing a quick search, he's clearly better than Ian Mahinmi - WAS, Daniel Theis - BOS, Luke Kornet - CHI, Thon Maker - DET, Marquese Chriss - GSW, Taj Gibson, NYK and Alex Len - SAC). Adds nice versatility to our line-up.
  18. I really think it'll be Portland. I just don't see the schedule working out for us. We have the toughest remaining schedule, while New Orleans has the easiest remaining schedule and Portland has the 5th easiest remaining schedule. http://www.tankathon.com/remaining_schedule_strength Of the 29 games we have left, I literally only feel confident about maaaaybe 7 (SAC?, SAC?, Atlanta, Brooklyn?, Atlanta, Orlando, New York). I'm sure we won't go 7-22, but i'd be shocked if we're able to play .500 over the remaining stretch.
  19. Crowder playing very well too. Tough game because I don’t want to see Iguodala succeed in any way (petty, I know) but it’d be nice to get another game cushion on Portland.
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    Dion Waiters appreciation thread

    We paid a lot of money for a 1st round pick and Winslow.
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    Jordan Bell to Memphis

    I was thinking back to where I had read a lot about Bell and it was actually the in-depth breakdown of Brandon Clarke as a prospect. Take a look at this article if you haven't (basically comes out grading Clarke as being able to become a rich man's Jordan Bell, which it seems like he's already accomplished/accomplishing): https://www.thestepien.com/2019/01/18/draft-notes-easy-case-brandon-clarke/
  22. This is a good read: https://theundefeated.com/features/timberwolves-center-gorgui-dieng-gives-back-to-his-native-senegal-partnership-with-matter/
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    Justise Winslow to MEMPHIS

    Much more meh about this trade now. Kind of dependent on what they're able to do with Waiters and Johnson before next year's trade deadline.
  24. I've seen our front office get a lot of credit from non-ESPN sources (Twitter and other media outlets). But yeah, ESPN is definitely biased.
  25. If the deal for us is Winslow, Waiters and James Johnson in exchange for Iguodala, Crowder and Hill, then I don't like this deal nearly as much and actually am kind of bummed we made it. But we'll see what happens - I could be on board with that deal if there are some sort of picks coming our way.