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  1. GrizzTigerFan

    Bests in Grizzlies History

    Legitimately the most fun i have ever had at a live sporting event. Beale Street was lit afterwards!
  2. Really good article about Ja and Jaren but also relates to Grizz pickup of Tyus from the Ringer. https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/8/15/20806125/rookie-curve-ja-morant-jaren-jackson-jr-grizzlies The benefit of having a pass-first player like Morant is that he will make sure Jackson gets the ball in the spots where he is most comfortable. One of the biggest problems many skilled big men have early in their NBA careers is that their point guards are more concerned with hunting for their own shot than running the offense. Jackson isn’t Nikola Jokic. He has shown the ability to start the fast break himself after getting a defensive rebound, but he’s not a point center who can have the entire offense run through him. He’s at the mercy of his guards. There is nothing he can do if they take bad shots before he even touches the ball.... Memphis doesn’t want Jackson’s early seasons to play out the way Karl-Anthony Towns’s have. Towns has spent his NBA career surrounded by shot-happy guards like Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Jeff Teague, and Derrick Rose. One of the most effective ways for a big man to post up is to pass the ball out and then repost to establish deeper position in the lane. The problem for Towns is there have never been any guarantees that he will get the ball back if he gives it up. Last year, Tyus Jones was the only Wolves guard who even knew how to throw an entry pass into the post. Towns had a higher usage rate when Jones was on the floor (30.7) than when he was off (26.7). The exact opposite happened when he was playing with either Teague or Rose. It might not be a coincidence that the Grizzlies signed Jones to a three-year, $26.4 million contract this offseason.... It's pretty easy to see the logic in Grizz FO decision when taking into account last season too. Conley and Gasol barely passed the ball to Jaren. There were too many offensive possessions where he never got to touch the ball. Kyle was really the primary handler that would get Jaren the ball in a position to score. Mike was usually hunting his own shots. It appears to me the FO doesn't want a scoring PG they wanted PG's that were "pass-first". I expect when Ja is in score-first mode it will be when he plays at the 2 alongside Tyus or even Kyle. Jaren, Jonas, and Brandon should have pretty good scoring averages this upcoming season because they are all excellent finishers.
  3. GrizzTigerFan

    FIBA WC 2019, China

    KNEW IT!!!
  4. GrizzTigerFan

    make or break

    That's what i've been saying too. It would be pure foolishness to not give the kid a chance.
  5. GrizzTigerFan

    make or break

    Speaking of Make or Break. https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2019/08/07/phoenix-suns-josh-jackson-moves-on-miami-arrest-grizzlies/1945772001/ Josh Jackson is in the process of putting that nightmare in Miami behind him. Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., who is representing Jackson, confirmed Thursday that Jackson's felony charge of escape involving his arrest in May at a music festival at Hard Rock Stadium was reduced to a misdemeanor. Jackson tried to run from the police while in handcuffs after being arrested for trying to enter a VIP section with the proper pass, police said. The former Phoenix Suns wing then enrolled in a six-month diversion program in June to have that charged removed from his record. Jackson was also initially charged with a misdemeanor for resisting arrest without violence, but that has since been dismissed, Gottlieb confirmed. So all of that shouldn't be hanging over Jackson’s head in Memphis where he can hope for a fresh start with the Grizzlies.
  6. GrizzTigerFan

    Free agency 2020

    Horford played it by default tho. He always preferred playing PF which is what he will be doing in Philly. Just like Duncan never wanted to be a C either.
  7. GrizzTigerFan

    Free agency 2020

    I'll see what i can find there is no direct quote from Jaren's camp on it. But the media guys have been saying it all summer that he wants to play the 4. I have heard Vernon, Wallace, Sain, and Edmiston state it on the radio. Plus they gave Jonas decent money to be the starting center for 3 years and Jaren was outwardly recruiting him. If Jaren wanted to be a 5 then technically he should be transitioning to that this season. You didn't hear Bagley trying to convince Cauley-Stein to stay. Guys that want to play a particular position don't usually campaign to sign guys who play the same position.
  8. GrizzTigerFan

    Kyle vs Bruno

    Fuel for fire. new coach David McClure referred to Kyle Anderson as a "Playmaking" 4.
  9. GrizzTigerFan

    Kyle vs Bruno

    He is also 3yrs younger than Kyle. The post i responded was about using this season as a development year. If that's the case then the players with highest potential should get the hardest look. None of the other wings have higher potential than Josh Jackson. He has the tools to be a good player let's just hope he can put them all together while in a Grizz uni.
  10. GrizzTigerFan

    Kyle vs Bruno

    Did you read the post i was referring to first? And clearly I didn't say Josh was better than Iggy or Crowder AKA Proven Vets.
  11. GrizzTigerFan

    Has Taylor Jenkins hired assistant coaches yet?

    https://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/memphis-grizzlies-announce-assistant-coaching-staff-190805 The Memphis Grizzlies today announced Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins’ coaching staff, naming Niele Ivey, Brad Jones, David McClure, James “Scoonie” Penn, Vitaly Potapenko and Neven Spahija as assistant coaches. Jason March has also been named head coach of the Memphis Hustle, the Grizzlies’ NBA G League affiliate.
  12. GrizzTigerFan

    Kyle vs Bruno

    I understand your sentiment here. Because if it is solely about the best player at SF then Crowder/Iggy would get the nod. As far as young guys currently on roster I think any of these wing combos fit better than either Kyle or Bruno: Dillon/Josh, DeAnthony/Josh, Marko/Josh, DeAnthony/Josh or. DeAnthony/Dillon. IMHO we need a wing that can defend all perimeter positions and the other wing be a shooter or scorer. We have two potential defensively versatile wings in DeAnthony and Josh. They also offer secondary ballhandling and playmaking too. We have two potential scorer/shooter wings in Dillon/Marko. They are both more limited athletically which is why either needs to be paired with the more athletic defensive guys. So in a development year some combination of those guys should get majority of burn with Ja Jaren and JV. Sidenote: I view Grayson ceiling as a bench scorer. I also view Kyle and Bruno more as PF's than SFs too.
  13. GrizzTigerFan

    Grizzlies sign Marko Guduric

    That also explains Luka successful transition too.
  14. GrizzTigerFan

    Grizzlies sign Marko Guduric

    Well looks like we got ourselves a shooter.
  15. GrizzTigerFan

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

    Not arguing that. Shaq is the most glaring example. I just think the game and exposure are now mostly geared towards perimeter types. Seems to me that Jaren doesn't want to be pigeonholed as a 5.