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  1. It doesn't work like that. I think what you say was floated early on but they settled on the loser of 7v8 and winner of 9v10 playing for the 8th spot.
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    Grizzlies/NBA trade deadline 2021 and beyond

    Teams that lose a big piece sometimes perform better in the short term due to the combination of extra motivation and ruining other teams' scouting. Both are usually short lived.
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    Well, that's what I meant. If we don't have a clear FA target (and I don't think we do) we're more likely to operate over the cap and use the MLE and BAE while looking for a trade in a similar fashion as how we got ZBo (traded for Quentin Richardson's $9M contract). But again, this is not me proposing they do this. Just saying it's a possible scenario where it would make sense to exercise Winslow's option even if it's clear he's not going to contribute.
  4. He said aside from JV nobody else but Ja showed up. Poorly worded. Frankly, even if Ja's defense was bad I don't think it's fair to single him out. Defense was putrid all around in the first quarter and not much better later on. On a different note, when is Melton back? When? WHEN?
  5. You know Alt Grind is very skeptical about 19 year olds' ability to improve. He also thought Luka probably was who he was at the time of the draft.
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    I don't know if you didn't read my post until the end or didn't understand what I was trying to say. If you want to trade for a $25M year or more player that won't fit in your cap space and all the attractive assets you have are young players on small contracts you can do two things: - Try to engineer a package around one of those players, match salary by adding several other players that may not be as attractive and will need to involve other teams in order to find enough open roster spots, and then throw picks until the other teams bite. - Get one of those players, add a mid-range expiring contract (say, the walking corpse of Justise Winslow) for salary matching purposes and a pick and be done. If you're planning to do a move like that in the offseason it may make sense to hold on to a contract like Winslow's so you don't have to add Slomo or Melton (instead of or in addition to a pick) just to make the numbers work. It depends, there may be other trade scenarios where this contract is not needed. But we don't know the FO's actual plans. Keeping an expiring just to try and sell it as an asset in itself would be idiotic, I agree with that.
  7. I think he badly needs to take a game off.
  8. Konchar for the kill!
  9. It's a good thing we're not getting a lot of FTs, because we're only making 58% of them
  10. The patient still has a pulse
  11. Feed JV until his arms fall off
  12. Please leave Miss Winslow out of the discussion
  13. Well, I'm not going to watch the second half sober, that's for sure.