Grizzled Vet

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    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....
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    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?
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    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.
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    Rumor has it

    Too Many Cooks
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    Rumor has it

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

    Can we make jokes about somebody's name? Like we're middle schoolers, and I'm not referring to Ernie.
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    We should've had the 6th pick

    Conspiracy lottery: 1. Knicks 2. Lakers 3. (Random team chosen to make it look legit) 4. Chicago
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    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.
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    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).
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    NBA Playoffs thread

    2 things: 1) As bad as this year's team was, if it was healthy, it could qualify for the playoffs in the East. And so could every team not above the Grizzlies in the West that didn't make the playoffs. 2 ) I don't understand the Grizzlies struggles with East Conference. Against the West, they were decent, but not against the East, and it seems like it has been that way since DJ left.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    Also: I think a lot can happen before the season starts. The right coach talking to him and some smart moves put this Grizzlies team on the same level as Indiana. I still would prefer MC in Beale St Blue if all that is coming back is a couple late first round picks.
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    Where Should Conley Be Traded?

    I'd be disappointed if MC ended up in Phoenix or any other borderline EC playoff team, I think he'd be disappointed and rather just stay in Memphis. The thing is, he did sacrifice his stats by playing with the big guys that got him to the playoffs, but that's what's going to happen if he goes somewhere. He's going to take a backseat to a better player or 2 (hurts his stats) or if he is the top player, the team won't be much better than here, especially if they have to give up something of value to get him. I would add Bucks to the list, and possibly Rapors. I think Pistons are still in play, but that would just be "making noise".
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    NBA Playoffs thread

    I'm watching this Pacers/Celtics game wondering how Mike would fit in. Clearly, if Boston loses Kyrie, and Pacers as-is could make the team better. The question is what will they be willing to give up and what can they do that is attractive to the Grizzlies? Since Pacers are under cap, what about a Parsons + Conley for a 1st round pick (and any of the UFA that they sign and trade). Not sure that can be done, but Indiana has a lot of expiring. Likewise, if Kyrie departs, what 2nd asset does Boston give up?
  20. I think he tries to save money by going the way of inexperienced coaches. No coach is going to succeed here if the team given to him, or her, is constantly dealing with injuries and a rotating cast of characters.
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    The "Rebuild" is over guys...this team will compete next season.

    McHale would be a rather uninspiring hire. I would choose Joerger over McHale.
  22. Steph Curry's ranking of popcorn across the NBA ....I can't say I disagree with how he rated the FedEx Forum's popcorn freshness or overall score....(hint - like the team they are tied near the bottom and a drawing could put them at 8th worst) https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/12/sports/basketball/stephen-curry-warriors-popcorn.html
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    Will the Grizzlies be improved next season?

    If Mike Conley is on another team, they will have higher odds for the lottery next year than this year. I don't think Conley being gone is a sure thing unless Pera has committed to it. The next coach "recruiting" Conley will make a big impact. Saying that, I think he will be traded.
  24. I would be cautious on overreacting to 1 game. I think they will be in the EC championship game.
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    NBA Playoffs thread

    Durant just picked up 2nd technical (as did Patrick Beverly). Warriors fans cheered as he's walking out. See if they cheer if Durant gets 7th tech and starts getting suspended (although I'm sure NBA will rescind). Grizz related: He picked up #16 in the Grizzlies game which would have started the suspensions had that happened in regular season (although again, NBA probably would have rescinded). I do think Clippers Sam Cassell is a decent coaching candidate to look at.