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  1. I agree with this, but the 2 year window is the unprotected draft pick window. Giving a top 3 pick that year for a PG that hopefully develops in 4 years, may be worse than the Hasheem Thabeet decision.
  2. I don't see any point guard in this draft that could replace Conley within 2 years, so this team can be outside the top 6 in 2021 draft. JJJ really hasn't look physically ready to be a center to me at all, which eliminates the benefits of having such a good second PF in Ivan Rabb. JJJ needs at least 2-3 years to build into a top center less time as PF. But we just don't have any center talent. And we still don't know if we have a sg, or sf. As we don't know if Dillon will turn the corner. Too many things in limbo, and too many FA to assume we can rebuild in 2 years. I would say a 4 year rebuild is more likely.
  3. Caboclo has been the lightning in the bottle the Grizzlies has always been looking for. I like so many things about that kid.
  4. Adam's is way too much for JJJ at center. This is the type of team you play JJJ at PF and Val at center. But Ivan should have gotten more playing time the whole season.
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    Grizzlies acquire Avery Bradley

    I get what they are doing. It is a interesting strategy. Memphis has 2019 pick, if top 8, and and 2020 pick if top 6. 2021 is Boston if we don't give it before hand. By getting a bunch of expiring contracts, and contract flexibility, we would be able to take first for cash dumps if we want to. Also we would be players on free agency, if we try to compete sooner. The contracts other teams wanted to give us were too long, and not flexible enough even thought they came with a first round pick. The other option would be less flexibility plus 1 low tier 1st round pick.
  6. The main 2 issues for the Grizzlies are the 2021 unprotected draft pick we owe Boston. Giving a top 3 pick to Boston would be devastating for this franchise. Conley and Gasol are difficult to trade because of CAP matching. You don't want to eat 2 contracts longer than Gasol's for a mid 1st round pick.
  7. The last year of ZBO the team was already struggling offensively. The defense from the guard positions have really drop off. Also take in consideration the new rule changes are making it worse for the grizzlies. Even with ZBO what won games for the old Grizz was 4th quarter defense.
  8. Gasol's usage has drop from mid/high 20's early in the season to 22.3% less than the 22.9 of Jaren and the 24.5% of Marshon Brooks. Also he has the best defensive advance stats on the team. Conley has slipped defensively, but is pressing during 4th quarters. In the last game he shot the team out of the game. And he had by far the highest usage on the team. And everyone just stands around while Conley pounds the rock. All our bench players have been bad defensively and offensively, during the losing streak. I am for trading Gasol next year, unless he takes a team discount. Next year so we can have a full year tank job while giving out our pick this year to Boston.
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    Jarrell Martin to Orlando

    When did it become easy to signed HOF players? Golden State Warriors - Most of their players were drafted, after winning championships then they got Durant on free agency. Cleveland Cavaliers - Lebron came back, because he had unfinished business. San Antonio Spurs - Draft Miami Heat - Dwayne Wade recruited Lebron and Bosh. This is the closest to your scenario. Dallas Mavericks - HOF drafted, support players brought on free agency. Los Angeles Lakers - Memphis trade plus draft. Boston - Once in a lifetime trade sequence. No, it is not easy to sign a HOF, if you don't have something extremely good establish first. The only team that has done what you are suggesting is the current Lakers team, and we have no idea if it will win anything. And they did it, because they are the Lakers. 100% a post NBA business move from Lebron James.
  10. The Grizzlies are a good rebounding team. Any idea to the contrary is lacked of understanding about rebounding. People look at average rebound per game and then they assume, this represents how good/bad a team is at rebounding. This is false. As rebounding depend on the opportunity to rebound. Which is not equal across teams. The grizzlies were top 10 on both defensive rebound rate, and least offensive rebounds rate by opponent.
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    Draft And Free Agency '17

    I posted his efficiency rating the regular season. He was worse during the playoffs. But I do have to agree with you, there. No one else could do,what Zbo did and not have the fans base all over Fizdale. Harrison was fairly close to Zbo in inefficiency from the bench mostly. But the coach was getting crucified for playing him, because he was ineficient. And you need someone taking the shots, might as well have the person that will get the least backlash, if your other options are just as inefficient. At the Vet minimum, Zbo makes sense.
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    Draft And Free Agency '17

    Zbo was at best the 6th best Grizzly if you care about efficiency during the regular season, and easily the worst in the playoffs. A negative 2.1 BPM, -1.4 OPM, and a 0 VORP. How bad he was, was masked by his incredibly high usage.
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    2017 NBA Manifesto

    I would be ok, with trading Gasol as long as the team knows what it is planning. If you are trading Gasol for the future, then Conley gets traded next year, and we have pile up 2019 draft picks. If you are trading away your second best player, and there is such a huge drop off to your third. Then you either get somehting comperable or you start the rebuilt. Advance stats says you are giving away 10 wins over replacement. A 4.0 Vorp. I would assume a bigger drop off. And 10th place finish in the West.
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    Memphis @ Minnesota 11/01/16

    A few people don't seem to understand the logic. Away games have higher likelihood to be a loss. The team just had a 1 day off after a back to back, before last night game. Now starting today Memphis will play 4 games in 7 days all at home. All home games are most win. So he wanted to have his starters at 100% before this home stand. It would have been worse to have come home with a close away lose and with a tired team to start a home stand. It was the statistically smart thing to do.
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    How Will The Team Address Shooting Guard/small Forward?

    I would add starting power forward to the list of positions the team needs to address to be competitive.
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    Here Is Marc Gasol In A Nutshell

    There are two issues here. He doesn't always posts, and when he does he does not always look to get deep positioning. When he does, his teammates fail at getting him the ball. To the point that he gives up positioning, and gets closer to the passer so they can get him the ball. Pay attention when he is in the game with the smaller lineup. That is when he will post up more. Having two post players with poor outside shooters is a disaster.
  17. I have no idea, why he is considered part of the core. If Bruce Bowen was not considered part of the Spurs court, i would never considered Tony Allen part of the core. Zbo and Conley may be closer to being done than closer to their peak. Age is not the only way you are done in the NBA, sometimes nagging injuries take you away from the player you could have been early.
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    Is This Team Toasted?

    Gasol has never been able to save the Grizzlies from teams abusing Zach on the pick and roll. The difference have been that the Spurs were the only team that heavily went at memphis this way. Now all the good teams do it. Also TA has been bad defensively. And he has been over gambling. Conley has also been terrible on defense. THe sad part is Gasol's best defensive games are his average offensive games.
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    Memphis @ Chicago 12/16/15

    He looks better with Gasol next to him.
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    Memphis @ Chicago 12/16/15

    Pau is playing away from the rim. So, it makes it hard for Marc to help.
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    Memphis @ Detroit 12/09/15

    Check the facts here
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    Memphis @ Detroit 12/09/15

    Detroit is not properly packing the paint to stop cutters. This is the strategy used by elite teams. They also put ZBO in the pick and roll and move the ball around expecting Tony to gamble. The grizzlies players repeat their tendencies all the time, so they can be taking advantage by better and smarter teams.
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    Memphis @ Detroit 12/09/15

    Good teams know, to leave him open for jumpers and cut off cutting lanes. Detroit is not a good team.
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    Memphis @ Detroit 12/09/15

    It is not lacked of effort, it is that average teams can't punish us for playing with ZBO and TA.
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    Grit And Grind; Ground To A Halt

    Those Knick picks would probably be top 5 protected. That would most likely mean the Grizzlies would lose this year's pick. It is top 5 and after 15 protected. I don't see Utah giving that much for Conley. They are not competing for the playoffs.