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  1. grizz09

    The NEW official 2020 Draft Thread

    morant/howard would get destroyed defensively. carsen edwards couldn't get off the bench in boston, howard won't get off our bench. both of these guys look good scoring when they were allowed to take 20-25 shots in college. that's not happening in the nba against nba defenders. i don't want howard at all.
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    The NEW official 2020 Draft Thread

    dunno if/why you're directing laughter at me. i've been saying melton is not a PG, he's terrible there. poor/shaky handles, no vision as a primary playmaker, unreliable shooter so defenders can go under on PnR action w/ him handling. he needs to be kept strictly off the ball if he's to be resigned. i agree with the team needing more shooters. pritchard in college is a career 38% from 3pt and 80% from FT. also a pesky defender. he honestly could eventually supplant tyus as second string. i think he's underrated and should be taken at 40 if there if other bigger guards/wings are unavailable.
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    The NEW official 2020 Draft Thread

    been watching some training vids on youtube, and i'm more interested in payton pritchard to deepen the PG rotation
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    why get hield to only have him launch 8-10 3's a game. grayson can do that while being a great teammate w/ no ego/attitude, younger, and at much cheaper cost even when he's due for a new contract in a couple seasons.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    i never said that he's a PG, but he's clearly a combo guard. he would've done far better playing PG in the bubble compared to melton. utah gave up on him way too early b/c they were impatient and saw conley as a savior which he is not. they should've been playing mitchell on ball all along. look at the driving lanes ja gets playing next to shooters. you don't think mitchell would have benefited from a floor spacer like allen? they handicapped all of their depth and paid for it this season. alot of utah fans are complaining about the trade now and many of them b/c of giving up on allen. He didn't get enough burn last year for me to worry about his assist rate, that's a poor measure to determine how good a passer an off-ball player is. if he was playing alot of PG and his assist rate was similarly low then I'd agree with you. right now he is primarily a slashing shooter who I think would do alot in PnR game b/c of his shooting threat. he could definitely be used like divincenzo in milwaukee but is a much better shooting threat. he was playing well for awhile before the bubble/hip injury and when getting regular minutes, so I don't think the bubble was just a hot streak. and the bubble losses are team losses. many of those games we stayed competitive in b/c of his shooting.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    one thing that intrigues me watching the heat that i think memphis should consider is putting grayson in a dragic role that herro also plays off the bench as a big PG, and PnR other teams to death. grayson is 6'5" in shoes with decent length, has solid handles, and has to be respected as a shooter. in PnR w/ JV or JJJ, if the defending big drops into paint coverage, then he either gets an open 3 or can take a couple dribbles into the paint and force the big to help in which case he can drop the pass to JV/JJJ or shoot a short floater that he's become adept at. If the big hedges him high at the 3 point line, then he can either drive past them and get an even shorter floater, get deep and get a shot at the rim, toss an alley up to JV or JJJ, or drop a pass into JV or JJJ who now have a mismatch against a guard in the post. I said a few times that when tyus went down, that they should've had grayson play PG w/ kyle and keep melton strictly off ball since he's been a disaster trying to play PG.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    if grayson can continue to improve his defense, then with the current guys, I favor him starting because he looks to be the best fit as the best shooter on the team with low usage, no ego, and high efficiency compared to dillon who tends to sabotage the other starters. watch ja's driving lanes in the bubble when he played next to grayson because people refused to help off of allen. Wide open lanes. ja/grayson/justise/brandon/JJJ is also a super athletic lineup that can run some teams to death. melton cannot start as he cannot dribble or shoot. keep him firmly planted next to tyus off the bench or in a tyus/melton/grayson lineup off the bench (they were a very effective trio before allen had the 2nd ankle sprain) if dillon/winslow start at SG/SF.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    kennard and allen are basically the same age, but he makes twice as much next year + is going to be due for a contract before grayson, and his passing is not that valuable when ja, tyus, and justise will be doing most of the ball-handling (and grayson is actually a very good passer even if his assists numbers don't show it). kennard's just slightly taller than grayson but shorter arms/wingspan and a much lesser athlete. he broke out in his 3rd season which grayson is on his way to doing already for cheaper with built in chemistry and similar if not better per-36 numbers. no reason to pursue him w/ grayson already here as that'd be a lateral move at best. i'd take a hield/allen SG rotation or bogdanovic/allen (they are very similar players and weirdly look alike even). if we can't get guys like that or lavine, then let allen and brooks battle it out again for starting SG. at the very least, allen has shown that he can be a microwave scorer/floor spacer off the bench or with starter like minutes. he already has intrinsic/built-in value just from that. very interested to see how brooks would be off the bench.
  9. I do understand, but your point was a very stupid one given how much dude has repped HARD for memphis since being traded. adios
  10. i don't want to curse here, so I'll say forget you instead of the more appropriate 4 letter word. his instagram pic is him, ja, and JJJ in the vancouver jerseys. included in his bio on instagram is "memphis grizzlies" and "I am a man". who cares about what's on his twitter profile when he has endless twitter examples below just in the first week+ post-trade. you also said jae posted alot positively about the city. that's more important than what's in a profile.
  11. 100% agreed on both. jae is much more effective at the 4 and would be poorly suited to bring back to memphis if you expect him to compete for the 3. the team SF should be winslow and dillon w/ allen and melton (or someone bigger/better shooting than melton). Solo would be a great veteran presence at the 3 if brought back and could play behind winslow w/ then allen and dillon at the 2.
  12. the bolded is a blatant lie. since the moment he was traded, he's constantly posted positively about the city and the team on his social media
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    2021 Free Agent targets

    i love that trade actually but I don't think salary works. good balance and you've got three high volume 40+% 3 pt shooters in jaren, allen, mcdermott ja/tyus/winslow VO/allen/melton winslow/mcdermott/allen JJJ/clarke/mcdermott JV/JJJ/porter
  14. i'd be surprised if they did anything but stand pat for 20-21. sign melton for cheap but let him walk for anything > 9 mil/year, see what offers josh gets, cut marko, sign jon in place of marko, see what the rest of the young guys look like w/ everyone healthy, then look towards 2021 free agency.
  15. I love his effort and competitive spirit, his problem is between the ears on both sides of the ball. takes dumb shots on offense and some over aggressiveness on defense that makes him the most foulingest player in the league. for what he does/is, his contract is great and would be easy to move in a trade if it came to that.
  16. exactly, the context of how he gets his 16 pgg and the efficiency in which he does so (or inefficiency in his case) is important.
  17. i'm not impressed w/ dillon's 16 ppg given his style of play and the amount of usage/shots he takes (often well outside of the flow of offense) to get his. just looking at his raw ppg w/o taking alot of other things in context is beyond shortsighted. if grayson got the same usage/chucking freedom as dillon does, he'd put up 20+ ppg assuming his current season %'s stay the same. an inefficient, high volume, low % scorer is what dillon currently is. would be so much better as a 6th man.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    zhaire smith is oft injured and another poorly offensively skilled undersized defensive SG. he got ridiculous hype for some reason but i was never ever convinced about him. we already have melton who assuming we re-sign, smith becomes redundant. want no parts of him or horford. harris would fit well, but his contract is a no-no. i would love a lineup of ja/allen or dillon/harris/JJJ /JV w/ tyus/dillon or allen/winslow/clarke and melton as well for spot minutes at 3rd string SG.
  19. hell no. that 2nd unit is pure crap. you really want melton as your backup PG and jackson as backup SG?
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    JJJ - Injury Prone? Progress

    yea, they've been tight lipped w/ injuries this year. winslow's they were cryptic with, we found at allen was out for the season (at the time) on accident by coach K, etc etc. don't know why they aren't more transparent.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    anyone who's watched allen at duke, with scant minutes in utah/gleague, and even this season have seen plenty of moments from the preseason through regular season where you could see plenty of straight line speed, bounce/dunks/athleticism. if you don't see that you're being very selective with what you consider athleticism. i don't feel like pulling out game highlights, but his athleticism is pretty obvious particularly for his "white guy/shooter" archetype. anyways, back on topic. regardless of trades, i'm most interested to see what becomes of melton and josh. i don't see them retaining josh just based on the bubble unless they were trying to hide him/suppress his value. however, i would've expected them to pick up his option if they had even been considering him being here beyond this season. if I'm him, I don't know if I'd want to be back unless i run out of other options. re: melton, he did get a bit exposed in the bubble, but still has value as a defensive harraser of PGs and some SGs. he has to tighten his handle, decision-making, and his jumper. I think if I had to choose him or josh, i'd choose him, but i don't think they should pay more than $8-8.5 mil per year for 3-4 years w/ a team option on the last year. other than that, unless we're talking about getting back someone like booker, beal, or brown, i think i'm content to stand pat and let these young guys grow together for another year. i've cooled slightly on lavine and am completely out on hield.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    there's only 1 of us here who is acting like a childish immature brat, and it's not me.
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    Grizzles Trade Targets

    how is that a personal attack or childish/immature? i didn't curse at you or call you out your name. nothing wrong w/ calling someone a hater. i've been a dillon hater at times this season. at the end of the day, as you said about me, your opinion on this or any other sport/world/life topic means nothing to me to, but we are having a good informed basketball discussion. no need for all the exaggeration in your recent posts or to now be so sensitive.