The REF

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  1. The REF

    Grizzlies trading Gasol to Raptors

    How do you know he will be TERRIBLE? Magic ball somewhere?
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    Grizzlies trading Gasol to Raptors

    Any chance Memphis can make the playoffs? I mean why would THEY want to, but any chance?
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    Grizzlies trading Gasol to Raptors

    Like I said, Jonas Valanciunas is a nice pickup. Really nice, like someone said 8 years younger but is he an All Star? You are trading an proven NBA All Star in Marc with playoff experience, I think they could have asked for Jonas and a 1st round (future) protected.
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    Grizzlies trading Gasol to Raptors

    Chip, I think they panic. But we'll see, I do like Jonas Valanciunas but only getting him and 2nd round is not that great, especially in 2024? I would have taken 1st round in 2024. But a 2nd round? Wow. Memphis lose out on this deal and Toronto makes it to the NBA Finals. Lowry Kawhi Leonard Danny Green Marc Gasol Wow, i see them beating Boston.
  5. Did the FALL of Grizzlies start with the team letting Lionel Hollins 🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️
  6. DET # 9, Pick, Blake Griffin, for Marc and filler
  7. The REF

    Trade Deadline - Who Stays, Who Goes

    Who's worth a $1.00 and a cheesburger?
  8. I like this plan also.
  9. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2708188-report-kristaps-porzingis-traded-to-mavs-for-dennis-smith-jr-deandre-jordan
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    There goes your Gasol-Conley-Evans core

    Good one....would have probably needed to throw Mike Conley in that deal, but oh well too late.
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    There goes your Gasol-Conley-Evans core

    Memphis FO should have pulled the deal last year on Marc..............smh
  12. Whew.....i hope it works out for the Grizzlies $94 Million YIKES
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    Grizz trading Mclemore & DD for Garrett Temple

    It just seems The Grizzlies gave up a lot for a journeyman player? Ben Mac was on an expiring contract as well, I can see Moving DD for him, but DAAAM, him, DD and a 2nd round pick? Seems a bit excessive to me. Hey we all have an opinion and that's just my take on it. Like I think we should have taken: Wendell Carter as well. SMH.
  14. Grizzlies have lost 16 in a row and counting ??‍♂️
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    Grizz trading Mclemore & DD for Garrett Temple

    He's an OLD man ....dude is 32 + years old. Terrible trade
  16. From watching the NBA, there's a lot more space, a lot of pick and rolls, so I'm definitely looking forward to it," Carter Jr. said. "The NBA is more my realm to show what I can do." Carter Jr. has drawn comparisons to players like Al Horford, drafted No. 3 overall and a five-time All-Star, and other team oriented players, like LaMarcus Aldridge and Draymond Green. Surely, there have been comparisons to undersized big men who aren't great athletes and haven't been NBA All-Stars. That will be the question for a team selecting between Nos. 5 and 10 in the draft, where Carter is expected to be selected. Carter Jr. told reporters after his workout in the Advocate Center that it was his first of about six he planned, mentioning Dallas, Memphis, Orlando, New York and Cleveland. Dallas selects No. 5 and often has been linked to the 7-1 Bamba. Memphis is at No. 4 and has been mentioned with Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr., though also in trade speculation. Orlando is sixth, Cleveland eighth and New York ninth. It’s doubtful Carter Jr. would get past the Knicks. Bamba is taller and much longer with the record 7-10 wingspan and 9-7 1/2 standing reach. But Carter Jr. is more complete on offense as a 41 percent three point shooter at Duke with an ability to blend into the modern NBA game with defensive side to side quickness. Why he should be # 4: Oodles of potential are the main reason. He won't turn 20 until after the 2018-19 regular season is finished (birthday is April 16, 1999). He has a good mix of size and speed and can pass, shoot and handle the ball well for a big man. What stands out most is his efficiency. He hit 58 percent of his shots from inside the arc and 46 percent from (3) or outside it. He is long on fundamentals, but not necessarily flashy. Think Al Horford, although Carter has a long way to go to reach that level. Both of his parents were basketball players, his 6-5 mother playing at Ole Miss. Carter may not have the sizzle, but his game is pure steak.
  17. This MAKES no sense, we had a chance to get Smart at the trade Deadline and 2 additional assets from the Celtics? But now the Grizzlies want to do a Sign and Trade for him???? ?
  18. Carter is killing the Summer League in Vegas.
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    OKC Needs a Trade Partner

    Oooooooooh gosh, they won't do that. If so, Chris Wallace is a Genius...LOL.
  20. It's still early though MemphisX, let's just hope we get it right on this PICK. We need too. CARTER was more like a SURE BET. Or SAFE BET/PICK.
  21. Source: https://pippenainteasy.com/2018/07/09/chicago-bulls-wendell-carter-jr-continues-defensive-dominance/
  22. Carter Jr. finished the game with a mere 9 points on only 5 field goal attempts but he added 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. This is the second consecutive Summer League game that Carter Jr. has finished with at least 4 blocks (he had 5 blocks in their first game). We all knew that Carter Jr. was a solid defender, but he didn’t get to showcase it very much in college because Duke primarily played in a zone defense. I think it’s safe to say Carter Jr. is already blowing away expectations on the defensive end of the court Wendell Carter Jr. isn’t only showing his defensive worth by sending shots into the stands, he’s also shown an incredible ability to switch onto guards, showcasing his lateral quickness. His basketball IQ is already elite and he shows it by the way he defends. He isn’t stat hungry and he doesn’t gamble for steals. He consistently makes the right play – he simply makes it hard to score. Another skill he has in his defensive bag is that he contends jumpers extremely well, making it hard to score on him in any way, shape or form. That’s something that often gets overlooked because it doesn’t show up in the simple box score, but having a solid contest on a jump shot can make a huge difference in the outcome.
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    JJJ vs Mo Bamba

    Carter Jr. finished the game with a mere 9 points on only 5 field goal attempts but he added 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. This is the second consecutive Summer League game that Carter Jr. has finished with at least 4 blocks (he had 5 blocks in their first game). We all knew that Carter Jr. was a solid defender, but he didn’t get to showcase it very much in college because Duke primarily played in a zone defense. I think it’s safe to say Carter Jr. is already blowing away expectations on the defensive end of the court Wendell Carter Jr. isn’t only showing his defensive worth by sending shots into the stands, he’s also shown an incredible ability to switch onto guards, showcasing his lateral quickness. His basketball IQ is already elite and he shows it by the way he defends. He isn’t stat hungry and he doesn’t gamble for steals. He consistently makes the right play – he simply makes it hard to score. Another skill he has in his defensive bag is that he contends jumpers extremely well, making it hard to score on him in any way, shape or form. That’s something that often gets overlooked because it doesn’t show up in the simple box score, but having a solid contest on a jump shot can make a huge difference in the outcome.