The Truth is OUT

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    With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    So what you are saying is the Grizzlies believe JJJ can get us back in the playoffs. Either that, or they were lying when they said they thought we could get back in the playoffs next year. Either way, the F.O. is getting the reaction they set us up for. I am tired of this organization thinking they can just blow sunshine up our rears every offseason and the fans are just going to buy it.
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    JJJ is a prototypical high pick who has tons of upside but has a lot of growth ahead of him. But he doesn't make you more competitive immediately. And that is what our Front Office led us to expect to see. They have only themselves to blame for this reaction to the JJJ pick. Tomorrow C.W. will spout some rote B.S. and something about F.A. - which, oh, by the way, we can't do anything of note in because we still have Parsons hanging on our necks. We are going to be right back here next season, sitting one slot outside of where it will matter.
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    Welcome to Memphis JJJ!!!!

    Ridiculous. Not JJJ, our Front Office. I agree, this makes it sound like our decision was totally predicated on what we were allowed to do. No wonder so many draftees felt it ok to openly disrespect us.
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    Everybody is a steal as soon as they get drafted by the Spurs...
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    I dunno. But if that's accurate, then trading down should have been a real option to open some cap space. If we knew we couldn't push the needle with the draft then we needed to look to FA. Sounds like as soon as JJJ gave the Grizzlies some shine, we just stopped thinking creatively. Which is silly, because it's not like a player can just say "nope, I'm not letting you draft me." Again - I'm just going on what the Grizzlies are communicating. If they want to rebuild, and JJJ is somebody they think will develop into a great player in a few years, then start the rebuild NOW. You can't groom him and Brooks and other youngsters AND "win 50 games".
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    Now that is an analogy, my friends...
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    I would have been fine with Trae Young at 4. But you're right, none of those other players at 4 would've made me happy. Bagley, Doncic would have been great if they would have fallen. As usual, when we pick high, we're one pick outside of where you would want to be...
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    Agreed. There are exciting offensive prospects we leave on the board year, after year, after year. JJJ is not a bad pick, if you are looking at a multi-year investment. What this really tells me is we are in rebuilding mode for life after Gasol/Conley, that we expect to be losers, but don't have the guts to go ahead and do a rebuild and move Conley/Gasol because they are afraid they will drive away fans if they do.. Well, I've got news for our F.O. - Nobody in Memphis is going to buy tickets to see Conley on the bench, and while the city is mostly in Marc's corner, his game doesn't put butts in the seats either. The plan is that the winning is over, but the Grizzlies seem to think they have to lie to their fanbase. Not good.
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    Welcome to Memphis JJJ!!!!

    He'd better lead all rookies in PT. If this is our guy, he has to grow up. Rapidly.
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    With The 4th Pick In The 2018 NBA Draft

    Hahahahahaha....
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    I actually hope that pick works out for Denver.
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    What does Jay Bilas do to his mic? It fails on him at some point every draft. Does he chew on it during commercial breaks?
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    If you're the Nuggets, you'd be foolish not to take a chance on Porter.
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    I get it. But Thabeet was a special kind of terrible. Obviously terrible. And worse, was literally only in it for the money, nothing else. Was quoted as saying as such. He didn't even like basketball. And we still drafted him. Whether or not JJJ is good enough, you can tell he's actually playing the game out there. There will never again be another combination of lack of guts, talent and passion drafted in the top 3 in the NBA as bad as Hasheem Thabeet. I conceded he could be as big of a bomb. I'm not arguing against your point. But I'm not going to insult the kid by calling him Thabeet.
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    I was the king of Thabeet hate back in the day. JJJ is not that bad. But the end result could still be the same, so it's a moot point.
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    Mikal Bridges could be Tony Allen with a legit 3...
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    Let's trade JJJ for Covington and the pick....
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    There are people I liked less than JJJ. So I will probably get on board with this over time. I just know it means we're going to be losers for a few years now. He is NOT helping us get back to the playoffs. So either the Grizz need to come clean about what they are up to when this draft is over, or they will lose any credibility they may have left.
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    At this point, if we traded down to get Porter and picked up another asset, then I'd be ok with that. I would rather roll the dice on Porter if we're talking about trying to get in the playoffs. He would be a true swing for the fences. I didn't want it before, but I would gladly take that chance now.
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    Let's put this another way. A team with vision, that drafts a JJJ, also trades the living daylights out of the rest of this roster tonight. JJJ was a terrible player to draft if the goal was to get back in the playoffs next year - which is our stated goal.
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    Maybe JJJ pans out, but I'm afraid he's going to be remembered as the guy drafted between the next Dirk Nowitski and Steph Curry...
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    Dallas giving up 2 first round picks?
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    I hope the Kings are happy - they have just cursed Bagley's career.
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    I bet Dave Joerger reads the boards and saw how many Memphis fans were hoping for Bagley, and that's why SacTown is probably drafting him.
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    At this point, the Slovenia kid is who would excite me the most.