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  1. Grizzled Vet

    Rumor has it

    Too Many Cooks is a reference to a video by Comedy Central, which went viral as it was a play on SitCom openings. Funny concept that gets a little bizarre as it goes on and on. Actually goes on way too long for me....
  2. Grizzled Vet

    Rumor has it

    Chris Herrington has pointed out that both guys have been on the Grizzlies payroll for a while already. So who was making the call on various moves these past few years?
  3. Grizzled Vet

    The "Rebuild" is over guys...this team will compete next season.

    I expect we will see glimpses of him being a solid role player, but I also expect that he will get injured along the way.
  4. Grizzled Vet

    Rumor has it

    Too Many Cooks
  5. Grizzled Vet

    Rumor has it

    Well that sounds much better Grunwald and Cho......Still, had it been a Richard School, that would have been funny.
  6. Grizzled Vet

    Rumor has it

    Can we make jokes about somebody's name? Like we're middle schoolers, and I'm not referring to Ernie.
  7. Grizzled Vet

    We should've had the 6th pick

    Conspiracy lottery: 1. Knicks 2. Lakers 3. (Random team chosen to make it look legit) 4. Chicago
  8. Grizzled Vet

    NBA Playoffs thread

    Grizzlies will probably get him when he's on his last leg, like the pelicans got with Tony Allen, and he'd probably be injured for 35-60 games like other free agent signings.
  9. Grizzled Vet

    NBA Playoffs thread

    I thought it was bad when the Grizzlies blew a 21+ point lead to the Clippers. Warriors blew a 31 point lead to Clippers. Series tied at 1 & Cousins injured.
  10. Lowry got roasted on twitter:
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    Role Players

    A few things: 1 - It's tough to get solid role players when Gasol/Conley/Parsons ate up most the cap space. 2 - Since the Pera/Levien/Abadi takeover on court consistency hasn't been as important. Yes there was a time of the "core 4" but all around them was a constant rotation of role players. 3 - Injuries have killed a lot of momentum a lot of seasons. 4 - Sometimes we see the flaws of our own players more than guys we only see during playoffs. Also, it is easier to be a role model playing with James Harden or Steph Curry because of their greatness. The Grizzlies best season (12/13) basically only had two role players joining the previous year's team (Wayne Ellington/J Bayless) otherwise it was basically returning the same team as the previous year (only Rudy and Zach were both healthier at that time). And some of those guys had been playing several years together at that point. Conley/Bayless Tony Allen/W Ellington Rudy Gay/Q Pon Zach/D Arthur Gasol/Speights Levien/Pera started midseason dealing players, and it seems like with each couple years now, there is almost a full team turnover, including coaches. I believe there needs to be regular roster turnover. Too much doesn't help, but you can't stay the same either. This franchise has had way too much. Only Conley remains from 15-16; and only Conley & Parsons are around from 16-17. AND those two plus Dillon and Rabb are the only guys from last season (not that I miss a a bunch of those other guys).
  12. Grizzled Vet

    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    It means the system for doing trades in the NBA makes it difficult to make trades and it means they can't afford to give up what it costs. It doesn't mean they don't want the product. A lot of this conversation is meaningless until we see what happens in the lottery. Two full years of having the freedom to tank is a lot different than having Zion. If the pick is conveyed this year, it makes more sense to give up Conley knowing the team has a real good chance to have a lot of lottery balls the next two years, so you might as well go for as many draft picks as possible, and almost as important, as much cap space as possible in 2020-21 to play the cap space game.
  13. Grizzled Vet

    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    I'm not convinced Milsaps will drop off their books completely. Although they have a team option on him, they still need a PF like him, so they might think in their best interest to do a resign for 4 years $45 (or something like that) or hope someone else on roster is ready. Again, they are still in the mode of having to make decisions on how much damage it will be doing to their team to make a move on Conley, and it is something several other teams have to decide, plus how many draft picks they are willing to give up.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    And this is somewhat the typical problem a lot of these playoff teams will face. To make the salaries match, it will inflict damage to the Denver roster to get MC11. He's scheduled for $32.5 million this season, and that is a big chunk of someone's starting lineup/top 8 players. But it makes sense to add MC for Denver. If I'm Denver, I'd rather have Jamal Murray (playing PG) with Harris, Barton, & etc vs having Mike Conley & Harris/Barton replacements. (Unless they know Michael Porter Jr is going to be great, soon). And Denver was shedding salaries last year. I think he is only going to end up at a team willing to pay the luxury tax, and they may eliminate Denver and Indiana. The thing is, if the Grizzlies don't deal this year, it probably isn't happening in the year he makes $35 million, either.
  15. Grizzled Vet

    Thoughts about the off season "rebuild"

    The process is still TBD, but still trust it. Part of the process will be to remove the next coach in 2-4 seasons.