Kevin B Moses

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  1. Kevin B Moses

    Roster Moves

    So apart from the miserables on this board, most logical people realize that the front office is going to make Marc Gasol their #1 priority. So what other moves will happen: 1. Jeff Green, I believe, will take his player option and look to play himself into a big contract next year when the money goes up. In the open market he isn't going to get 9 mill a year. 2. Vince Carter, to me what the grizzlies end up doing with Vince Carter will be critical since he has so much on the team he affects. With Vince, I don't see Jordan Adams seeing the light of day. Without Vince that paves the way for Adams to crack the regular man rotation (which he should do, by the way) 3. Nick Calathes, is gone. 4. Kosta Koufus. to me Koufus HAS to be resigned. I am not sure what his number will be but I'd have to match anything up to 10 million for him He is just too valuable to let go. 5. Jon Leuer. I am really not sure what the grzzlies should do with him, but he only cost 1 million dollars so I could see the grizzlies keeping him on that number and hoping he develops into something. 6. Beno and clee - both of these guys are solid role players who are on contracts till next year so there is really nothing to do with either of them. However, I think the grizzlies certainly need to upgrade both positions. What I am looking for from the grizzlies this offseason then is to clear the way for Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes to compete for the regular man rotation. I also think that the grizzlies NEED to find a way to get a dynamic pg to play behind conley. I think with Stokes, Koufus, Marc and Zach, we are set at the pf and center spots. I would hate for the grizzlies to go into next season with Vince Carter on the roster (amnesty anyone?). The grizzlies need smalls and a bunch of them. Also, I might consider changing coaches but I am not sure who we'd get. Lingering questions: will the grizzlies try to use jeff green as trade bait to get a draft pick, which I would love but not sure how it would be done.
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    Grizz Acquire Iguodala, 1st Round Pick from GS

    way to jinx the kid, and you are already wrong because the league is pushing Zion Williamson. Your faulty logic is that since Ja and Jaren are flashier they will get star treatment. Since when does that matter. Zion is already getting the star treatment and he hasn't played 1 game. Faulty logic.
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    Grizz Acquire Iguodala, 1st Round Pick from GS

    I disagree there was one playoff series where the grizzlies were relegated to nbatv and there game got higher viewership than the prime time game. Everybody loved grit n grind, except adam silver. The fact that you think the minimal amount of national games are indicative of how the grizzlies draw is your first problem. The grizzlies didn't get any push by the league and really lebron is the only player that really moved the needle in that area.
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    Grizz Acquire Iguodala, 1st Round Pick from GS

    why did the grizzlies never get a Christmas day game even after they went to the Western finals the year before when you answer that question you'll get your answer that you just asked to your question
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    Grizz Acquire Iguodala, 1st Round Pick from GS

    Why because he didn't do anything but make the stars he played against look like fools? Lol, why because Mike had career years after he started taking more shots and that was a direct influence of fizdale. Y'all can instantly love Ja and Jaren and they haven't done squat and they are not likely to do what the boring gng grizzlies did. But hey, we'll have the flying wallendas on our team and we can hero worship them every time they go in for a monster dunk and then lose the game by 20. I see your future without mike conley and the boring gng team and outlook does not look good.
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    Grizz Acquire Iguodala, 1st Round Pick from GS

    You really ride for the grizzlies past just like I do which is what I appreciate. The grizzlies were so close to titles if they would have had different luck. I just hope Conley can win a championship with Utah this year that would make my year for sure, and all the Conley haters on this board can eat Crow and live with it
  7. I've been waiting to hear who is on his staff, but I haven't heard a thing about it.
  8. What makes superstars superstars is the desire to be great. It's a killer instinct. Jaren hasn't show that, so I don't know if he will ever be that. He has all the talent in the world though and he is just 18 so he could become a superstar, absolutely.
  9. Rudy Gay was closer to Kawhi Leonard than Jaren is. Come on man.
  10. You actually made a good point, would you trade tmac for tony allen, most likely not. That seems pretty ridiculous. However, last year the clippers traded blake griffin and the year before that they traded chris paul: the two superstars on their team and it did not end up hurting them in the long run. They even traded tobias harris at the deadline and that didn't matter. So yeah, I agree with you that it seems ridiculous to trade a top 5 offensive player like tmac for a top 2 defensive player (at guard) for tony allen, nobody would ever do that without ulterior motives, yet the fact that the clippers were trying to get cap space and did this might give a glimpse into what that might look like. The fact is the clippers thrived rather than faltered. So I don't know.
  11. But you said that a great offensive one on one player is always more valuable than a defensive one. In this case, harden was probably the best one on one scorer in the league and teams have been able to shut him down, and go ask Klay Thompson about Tony Allen, dude gets night-sweats thinking about playing against tony, lol.
  12. go read any chip post and you will see what I'm talking about
  13. Another thing too, James Harden has been consistently a playoff under-performer due to the fact that good defensive teams are able to game plan for him and stop him.
  14. I'm not sure that is true, it's certainly easier to see, but defense (especially the kind tony played) is about making a player do things that they don't want to do, and I've seen 1 player on defense guard both sides of the court at once. Will a player sometimes score over a good defense, sure, but but 1 defensive player can wreck an entire offense.
  15. what???? Alight I'm done.
  16. I actually have not changed the question, I gave an analogy to support my position that tony deserves consideration. But like dwash said, defense isn't valued in this league the same way offense is, and that's the bottom line. When I brought up tmac, you (as simple-mined arguer that you are) instead of trying to point out the obvious: the league doesn't value defense, deal with it, want to explain how everything is logical in the nba universe. There is no logic to it. Tmac was a scorer, and that's all he was, if you believe anything else, you are trolling.
  17. 1. Lonzo Ball is 21. 2. He is a stealth businessman being a part of the big baller brand shoe company. 3. His dad is lavar. 4. He has sibilings that play basketball. 5. He was drafted by the lakers. Was Donovan part of the big baller brand? No. Rankings seem fine to me.
  18. Let me make it plain for you: if a player like tmac can get into the hall, not playing both sides of the ball, not getting past the 2nd round of the playoffs, then there is a clear bias of offense over defense, if Tony or Bowen don't get in. So your "facts" don't explain anything nor do they bring anything to the discussion. 1. (offense was atrocious): tmac didn't play defense, was a ball hog that didn't have results. 2. (he never averaged 27 minutes a game): yet he was first and 2nd team all defense, which means that he was considered the best in the league at it regardless of minutes played. 3. (he never had a starting role on a championship team) neither did tmac, but he did play a pivotal role guarding kobe (so much so that kobe called him the best player to ever guard him) 4. (he didn't get voted to all star teams): no, but he did get voted to 6 straight all-defensive teams. But none of that means crap. My question was if tmac, who was a pure scorer can get voted to the hall, why is it that a pure defensive player like tony can't, if he was excellent at it. Are you going to answer that any time soon, or are you going to continue barking out theories as to why you think he isn't worthy that don't answer the question.
  19. Whatever man, I don't know why you jump into discussions, if you don't want to tackle the question I'm asking. Tmac did nothing but score points and he was one of the best at it. Tony did nothing but play defense and he was the best at it. tmac garnered awards for his excellence at offense: allstar games, scoring titles. Tony as a defensive player garnered awards for playing defense. Does not matter that he averaged less than 28 minutes a game because he was first or second team all defense. But go ahead chip and post one of your memes, or don't answer the question. And yes you are right because you never added anything to the discussion to begin with.
  20. And he still didn't play defense: in the Olympics, in college, and none of those accolades were for his defense. And we both know that he will make it in to the hall of fame. But if you want another example: tmac. Did absolutely nothing but score points, in the hall.
  21. But carmelo and his olay defense gets in? Again, there are many examples of players that are in the hall that could not play or would not play defense. How many times did teams exploit carmelo's lack of defense?
  22. The biggest problem is that: you can't be a superstar unless you score points, so largely the measure of a superstar is how many points you score. And that's the biggest problem with the nba.