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Will Grizzlies have a top-10 two star pairing at end of current season?

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I read a similar article on Sportsnet...who are the most valuable top-10 two-star pairings in the NBA at end of current season?  Where would you rank these

Jaren Jackson and JA Morant - Memphis Grizzlies
James Harden and Russell Westbrook – Houston Rockets
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton – Milwaukee Bucks
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George – Los Angeles Clippers
LeBron James and Anthony Davis – Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam – Toronto Raptors
Stephen Curry and Company (Klay Thompson / D’Angelo Russell) – Golden State Warriors
Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell – Utah Jazz
Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum – Portland Trail Blazers
Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid - 76's
Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic – Denver Nuggets

 

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2 minutes ago, Lugan Village said:

I read a similar article on Sportsnet...who are the most valuable top-10 two-star pairings in the NBA at end of current season?  Where would you rank these

Jaren Jackson and JA Morant - Memphis Grizzlies
James Harden and Russell Westbrook – Houston Rockets
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton – Milwaukee Bucks
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George – Los Angeles Clippers
LeBron James and Anthony Davis – Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam – Toronto Raptors
Stephen Curry and Company (Klay Thompson / D’Angelo Russell) – Golden State Warriors
Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell – Utah Jazz
Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum – Portland Trail Blazers
Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid - 76's
Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic – Denver Nuggets

 

What i like the most is that its going back to the 80s 90s paradigm of being a 2 star team.   Big 3s greatly imbalance the playing field.   Having only 2 max guys for each team allows for greater parity. 

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Gotta throw in the following too:

Nets - Irving/(Levert or Allen)
Celtics - Kemba/Tatum
Kings - Fox/Bagley
Pacers - Oladipo/Turner
Hawks - Young/Collins
Heat - Butler/Winslow
Timberwolves - Culver/Anthony-Towns
Mavs - Doncic/Porzingis
Pelicans - Zion/Jrue
 

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The end of this season may be a little ambitious. Jaren is ahead of schedule by all accounts but point guards tend to take longer to acclimate than any other position. It may be year 2 or 3 or even longer before Ja really comes into his own. Turnovers are a concern and his shooting percentage from 3 could stand some improvement.

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It depends what you mean.  Do you mean the expected value they will provide for the rest of their career, the expected value they will provide for the Grizzlies for as long as they stay with them, or the expected value they will provide in the next season?

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Probably after the 2020-2021 season 

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Its to soon for our kids, if they devolop they might get a chance to be mentioned with the top duos.

 

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17 minutes ago, PutARingOnIt#GrizzFan said:

3js and jv is more likely...and yes they are going to be very dangerous.

Lol

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3 hours ago, ACGrizz said:

Gotta throw in the following too:

Nets - Irving/(Levert or Allen)
Celtics - Kemba/Tatum
Kings - Fox/Bagley
Pacers - Oladipo/Turner
Hawks - Young/Collins
Heat - Butler/Winslow
Timberwolves - Culver/Anthony-Towns
Mavs - Doncic/Porzingis
Pelicans - Zion/Jrue
 

Yes, I agree most on this list will be a step ahead. If Ja can really impress it would be great.

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1 minute ago, Allen said:

Lol

Yea, I don't think JV is what this list means...….he is a good player though.

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10 minutes ago, PutARingOnIt#GrizzFan said:

3js (18/8) and Jv(20/10) is not going to be a laughing matter.

lolol.

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Its hard to say that with a rookie and 2nd year player.  I'd love to be wrong but I think we are ~ 2 years from seeing that kind of level of play.  FLASHES of amazing talent but also stretches of w.t.f. play also.

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45 minutes ago, PutARingOnIt#GrizzFan said:

3js (18/8) and Jv(20/10) is not going to be a laughing matter.

JV isn’t going to put up 20 10 over an entire season. Stop it

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6 minutes ago, Allen said:

JV isn’t going to put up 20 10 over an entire season. Stop it

Maybe not 20-10 but I could see 17-10 type numbers. The issue for him is that the stats wont be respected on a bottom 5 team.

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I think JV would the first to say what's more important is team winning...I think making the playoff's is a good an indicator of team success, especially in the official year 1 of a partial rebuild.

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Best Duo under 25? Possibly, with Booker and Ayton, Bagley and Fox, and Wiggins and KAT being the main competition. 

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40 minutes ago, Rdk4121 said:

Best Duo under 25? Possibly, with Booker and Ayton, Bagley and Fox, and Wiggins and KAT being the main competition. 

As of right now? I think Jamal Murray/Nikola Jokic and Trae Young/John Collins are clearly better, and Porzingis/Doncic are as well depending on Porzingis' health. Would probably put Bagley and Fox above them as well, and then I see Culver/KAT equal as of now (KAT > JJJ, but Ja's potential > Culver's).

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:ph34r: Calling JV , oops , i mean @I❤️JV

They are in here posting reasonable predictions about next season's production ...

get 'em

💫🤣💫

 

 

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