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  1. fanboyslim

    A Honest 2018-19 Grizzlies Season Preview

    Sunshine patrol, right there
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    Finally, the boards are back!

    Nah, they paid for a new hosting service. If they wanted to shut the boards down, they wouldn't have. I think it's just due to carelessness / lack of dedicated people. Also, I'm sure when the Grizzlies organization think "social media" they only consider Twitter, FB and IG. The amount of people that can be reached through those platforms is orders of magnitude more than in the forums. However, none of those platforms can sustain a real fan community. There is no way to maintain an ongoing conversation through comments, and don't get me started on the level of discourse.
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    Finally, the boards are back!

    By the way, you can tell how much the organization cares for that area of the grizzlies.com page by taking a look at this (captured right now):
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    Finally, the boards are back!

    Nope, they've taken the whole "Connect" section which included the link to the boards from the main menu and stuck it at the bottom of the page (it wasn't there before.) It's a clearly intentional change, regardless of what the intention was.
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    Preseason basketball thread

    I don't mind JJJ starting the season coming from the bench. That's par for the course for even top rookies. I'll be very miffed if he doesn't get starter minutes right away, or if he doesn't start by the ASG.
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    Preseason basketball thread

    I don’t know if you guys can watch them, but I can’t get enough of these little kids playing ball at halftime.
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    Preseason basketball thread

    Have we got a game after all?
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    Preseason basketball thread

    Did Brevin just say “play the right way?” The thick plottens
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    Grizzlies opponents - 2018 Free agents and trades

    I don't see the issue, lots of players go to a contender seeking rings when they feel their NBA career is about to end.
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    Preseason basketball thread

    I'm not so pessimistic in the sense that unless we go through a 0-10 run in November like last season, I think this team will gel enough to be somewhat competitive. And since the realistic goal is to surrender the pick to Boston, that's fine for this season. What I don't understand is the goal stated by the FO of winning 50+ games. I mean, I get it, you have to sell season tickets. But don't set up yourself for failure with a bombastic forecast. What's going to happen if we win 40 games (a fantastic record for us in the West)? Are they going to call it a failure?
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    Preseason basketball thread

    My impression is that the game was relatively close despite the constant lineup changes and ref whistling until halftime. But we had a terrible shooting night and I got the impression that as soon as the gap got to 15 right after halftime we just quit. In fact the blowout got lessened once we emptied the bench and the young guys started playing with some fire. I don't know what to make of the fact that guys like Mack, Selden and Casspi keep getting minutes over Dillon and JJJ. It's preseason and I don't think we've seen our actual rotation yet, so I'm not concerned yet, but I would have expected those guys would have had more minutes with Marc & Mike during preseason. My real concern is we have a lot of players who are decent NBA players but not starter material, and unless we run a very tight ship on team defense we're going to be blown out by a lot of teams simply because there's always going to be someone stuck with a terrible matchup.
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    Grizzlies Add DJ Stephens

    I'm sure it's the latter. It's not like there's going to be a lot of playing time for yet another undersized guard, and I don't think the team is going to wait another year for him to develop at 28. I wouldn't be surprised if he's waived at some point during the season in order to hire someone else that fills a need.
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    Preseason basketball thread

    If Yuta is still around next season, you can bank on it. I've watched the Mavs-76ers games in China and the crowd went crazy with a Chinese guy the Mavs just signed. There's no way the NBA will pass on that if they set up games in Japan.
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    Preseason basketball thread

    I like Yuta's attitude and I think he has the tools to become a solid player a few years down the road. I hope we can keep him around on cheap contracts and get his Bird rights.
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    Preseason basketball thread

    JJJ going head to head against Sabonis was fun to see. He was holding his own.