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1 hour ago, Memphis Maverick said:

Dillon Brooks was not in exit interviews and apparently left between Zach and Taylor’s interviews. 

he was also not featured in the exit video. 

he won’t be back next season.

 

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10 minutes ago, trayhezy said:

Watching these games this weekend I realized a lot of us (myself included) like to hate Dillon Brooks but we had better have a suitable replacement if we get rid of him.

Their are not a lot of big, tough, physical wing defenders with the ability AND desire to take on the challenges of guarding a Luka, Tatum, Butler etc. in these playoff series.

That kind of defense is not easily found. Guys who WANT those challenges knowing that they are going to get cooked and just wanting to make those stars work are rare.

 

Yeah there's a lot of big perimeter defenders on these teams. Have you also noticed that they can all shoot? Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think there is a single defensive wing that can't shoot left in the playoffs. In fact thybulle from Philly is the only one that I can think of that played meaningful minutes in the playoffs. There's some defensive forwards like Draymond getting plenty of minutes, but very few non shooting wings got a lot of playing time. We need more big 3&D wing defenders

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3 hours ago, trayhezy said:

 

 

 

The problem with Tyus is also the best thing about him.....he just is who he is and stays in his lane.

He would make a couple of teams better that I can think of....

Minnesota: He would make sure that they get the ball where it needs to be on offense and minimize all those wild *** shots they take in crucial moments

New Orleans: He would just run the show and allow Mccollum and Ingram and maybe fat boy to get the shots they need.

New York: He would be able to keep Randle, and Barrett in positions to score more efficiently.

Problem for Tyus is he is not exciting enough for those fan bases and not cheap enough for those front offices.

I am content with us giving Tyus 10-11 million a year because of what he means to this team but if he finds that one GM willing to give him what he wants AND a starting job then wish him well.

Minnesota would probably just play Jordan MClaughlin over signing Tyus. He's a very similar player on a rookie deal.

Pelicans are 30 million over the cap. They can only give MLE outside of sign and trade AND they have Alvardo, so they'd probably rather just play alvardo.

The knicks might want him. But they also have derrick rose and my god their roster is a mess. It's a team that doesn't look to be going anywhere, not sure how much they're spending for a guy who doesn't alter their ceiling.

I think it will be interesting to see Tyus' market. 

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1 minute ago, Thegoodguys said:

Yeah there's a lot of big perimeter defenders on these teams. Have you also noticed that they can all shoot? Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think there is a single defensive wing that can't shoot left in the playoffs. In fact thybulle from Philly is the only one that I can think of that played meaningful minutes in the playoffs. There's some defensive forwards like Draymond getting plenty of minutes, but very few non shooting wings got a lot of playing time. We need more big 3&D wing defenders

Brooks can shoot his problem is he doesn't limit himself to taking just good shots.

If he just took open 3s and played tough defense he'd be a much more valuable player.

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1 minute ago, Grizzfan7979 said:

Minnesota would probably just play Jordan MClaughlin over signing Tyus. He's a very similar player on a rookie deal.

Pelicans are 30 million over the cap. They can only give MLE outside of sign and trade AND they have Alvardo, so they'd probably rather just play alvardo.

The knicks might want him. But they also have derrick rose and my god their roster is a mess. It's a team that doesn't look to be going anywhere, not sure how much they're spending for a guy who doesn't alter their ceiling.

I think it will be interesting to see Tyus' market. 

Maybe the Lakers would be interested as well. They need a lead guard. Maybe Phoenix if Chris Paul retires or Dallas of Brunson leaves. I don't think Tyus will get more than the MLE from anybody but us but there will probably be starting spots available for him if starting is more important than money

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22 minutes ago, trayhezy said:

Watching these games this weekend I realized a lot of us (myself included) like to hate Dillon Brooks but we had better have a suitable replacement if we get rid of him.

Their are not a lot of big, tough, physical wing defenders with the ability AND desire to take on the challenges of guarding a Luka, Tatum, Butler etc. in these playoff series.

That kind of defense is not easily found. Guys who WANT those challenges knowing that they are going to get cooked and just wanting to make those stars work are rare.

 

This  is very. true, I’d rather move Dillon to the bench then to just get rid of him. In the right role I think he can thrive 

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6 minutes ago, Grizzfan7979 said:

Brooks can shoot his problem is he doesn't limit himself to taking just good shots.

If he just took open 3s and played tough defense he'd be a much more valuable player.

That was more so meant for the people that keep saying we need perimeter defenders and then suggesting guys like Kendall Brown and Josh Minot who may not be able to shoot. 

I agree that Dillon's main problem is that he shoots way too much. I also think he's kinda small to be a 3 though. Brooks, Bane, Konchar, and Melton are all much more suited for the 2 spot size wise than checking bigger wings like Tatum and Luka. We've basically only got Ziaire that fits that mold length wise and he's way too light. Then we have a bunch of 2 guards and power forwards like Clarke and JJJ that are more post guys that can defend some on the perimeter. Not many big wing defenders on this team.

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21 minutes ago, Grizzfan7979 said:

Brooks can shoot his problem is he doesn't limit himself to taking just good shots.

If he just took open 3s and played tough defense he'd be a much more valuable player.

 

23 minutes ago, Thegoodguys said:

Watching these games this weekend I realized a lot of us (myself included) like to hate Dillon Brooks but we had better have a suitable replacement if we get rid of him.

Their are not a lot of big, tough, physical wing defenders with the ability AND desire to take on the challenges of guarding a Luka, Tatum, Butler etc. in these playoff series.

That kind of defense is not easily found. Guys who WANT those challenges knowing that they are going to get cooked and just wanting to make those stars work are rare.

I see you all's point.   After having time to cool down and be realistic.   Dillon is harder to replace than we think.   Especially for a team that is shifting to Championship run mode.  

There is an argument that Dillon did what he did simply because Ja wasn't available and Bane was injured.   Honestly who else was available to takeover that role??   FO could say if Ja was healthy Dillon would have never gotten that out of control AND throughout it all his defense was still really good.  

Plus we barely got to see the two best lineups (Ja bane dillon Jaren Adams/Ja bane Dillon BC Jaren) much all season or playoffs due to injuries.   Which makes a strong argument just to roll it back and look to upgrade Tyus, Melton or Kyle spots via FA instead. 

I mean who we gonna get better than Dillon for that price?   If Dillon is moved it will be at trade deadline after we have a better idea how ZW does. 

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17 minutes ago, My man Allen said:

Maybe Booker, Ayton or Bridges are available now? They can’t bring back the same team after this

Give me bridges 

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26 minutes ago, My man Allen said:

Maybe Booker, Ayton or Bridges are available now? They can’t bring back the same team after this

Didn't get to watch the game. What the heck happened? They got stomped

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20 minutes ago, GrizzTigerFan said:

 

I see you all's point.   After having time to cool down and be realistic.   Dillon is harder to replace than we think.   Especially for a team that is shifting to Championship run mode.  

There is an argument that Dillon did what he did simply because Ja wasn't available and Bane was injured.   Honestly who else was available to takeover that role??   FO could say if Ja was healthy Dillon would have never gotten that out of control AND throughout it all his defense was still really good.  

Plus we barely got to see the two best lineups (Ja bane dillon Jaren Adams/Ja bane Dillon BC Jaren) much all season or playoffs due to injuries.   Which makes a strong argument just to roll it back and look to upgrade Tyus, Melton or Kyle spots via FA instead. 

I mean who we gonna get better than Dillon for that price?   If Dillon is moved it will be at trade deadline after we have a better idea how ZW does. 

At this point, if you just look at the west and see Lebron, Kawhi, Paul George, Luka, Brandon Ingram, Anthony Edwards, etc. you have to look and see who we had primarily defend them.

Dillon, Kyle, and Zaire. Don't think we can afford to lose two of the 3 especially with the 3rd being unsure if he can fill that role. At this point I would be happy to see another 3 & D wing to replace at least Kyle. Two if we plan on moving Dillon. ZW may be the future at the 3 but he may not be ready to take on those types of guys next year.

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10 hours ago, Ja_Rules said:

As I see it the core is...

Ja/Bane/Jaren/Ziaire/Clarke

 

... so we are missing 4 things down the road:

- a scorer of the bench with size, if possible a 3&D guy. (to replace Melton)

- a combo guard to grow into Ja backup, a super sized backcourt guy that could also make us play Ja at sg some and could hit some 3s. (to replace Tyus)

- a athletic bigman that plays solid D, rebound the ball like crazy and could devolop a jumper.

(to replace Adams)

- a athletic forward that is a defensive force and can make jumpers. 

(to replace DB)

That is why the idea still to go make that traddd with Hornets on draft. We move DB + Melton + 29th for Hayward + 13th + 15th. 

13th - Daniels

15th- Eason or Agbaji 

22th- Agbaji or Brown

We will only be missing someone to replace Adams and we already have Aldama to devolop, so drafting a big with 47th would not be that big of deal. In 2023 or 2024 we could also draft that guy.

FA: Resign Tyus and give extensions to Ja, Clarke and Adams.

Ja/Tyus/Daniels

Bane/Agbaji/Konchar

Ziaire/Hayward/Tillie 

Jaren/Eason/Santi

Adams/Clarke/Tillman 

Add this guy to the list he could make a big difference 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Ndq0327 said:

 

THIS IS HUGE. They will shake things this offseason.

Ja/Bane/Jaren are probably the only ones safe.

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3 hours ago, gfaulk09 said:

Why have a max player that comes off the bench??

I want the picks without giving up too much value. Getting a player like Hayward in the bench is a plus.

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5 hours ago, gfaulk09 said:

Hayward is too injury prone. Reminds me of Chandler Parsons all over again.. I’d rather take a gamble and go after Victor Oladipo. He’s currently playing on vet minimum and we know he can score! Yes, he’s injury prone. But way more upside. If I’m paying max contract, I’m going after Bradley Beal..

Patrick Beverley is free agent. I wouldn’t mind him to replace Dillon Brooks.. atleast Patrick Beverley will know his roll

You didn’t get it. It is about #13 and #15, not Hayward, who is just a bonus. 

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Not sure if people have seen this from Bobby Marks @ ESPN, but it summarises everything for the Grizzlies in one link article

https://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/33898714/nba-offseason-guide-2022-how-memphis-grizzlies-approach-offseason

NBA Offseason Guide 2022: How the Memphis Grizzlies should approach the offseason

The biggest question surrounding the Memphis Grizzlies last summer was whether a healthy Jaren Jackson Jr. and another season of player development was enough to push the roster to the top six in the Western Conference.

They answered that question in 2021-22, finishing with the second-best record in the NBA and a franchise-record 56 wins.

Now entering the offseason after a six-game loss to the Golden State Warriors in the conference semifinals, the next question is whether this Memphis roster is built for a long playoff run.

Now entering the offseason after a six-game loss to the Golden State Warriors in the conference semifinals, the next question is whether this Memphis roster is built for a long playoff run.

 

State of the team

Roster status: Built for sustainable success. The Grizzlies are ranked No. 1 in the latest edition of ESPN's Future NBA Power Rankings for a reason; the league's third-youngest team checks all the boxes for sustained success.

Memphis has three 2022 draft picks, including two in the top 20. They also have eight future first-rounders starting in 2023, including a lightly protected first from Golden State in 2024.

Besides Ja Morant's rookie max extension, the big offseason decisions surround the $29 million in expiring contracts of Dillon Brooks and Steven Adams, along with the futures of Tyus Jones and Kyle Anderson -- the Grizzlies could create up to $20 million in cap space, but at the expense of both.

Since taking over in 2019, Grizzlies general manager Zach Kleiman has built the roster in spite of cap space restrictions, relying on the draft and the trade market. Only Jones, John Konchar and Killian Tillie were signed as free agents. Anderson was signed in the 2018 offseason.

Brooks, meanwhile, is on an expiring $11.4 million contract and is coming off a forgettable series against Golden State. Prior to Game 5, Brooks shot 3-for-23 on jumpers (13%), the third-worst field goal percentage on jump shots in any playoff series since 2014, per ESPN Stats & Information research. He eventually redeemed himself, scoring 30 points in the Game 6 loss but on 28 shots.

Before testing positive for COVID-19, Adams was a non-factor in the first round against the Minnesota Timberwolves. After starting Game 1, he played a total of six minutes for the rest of the series. Adams did however grab 15 rebounds (six offensive) with 10 points in a Game 4 start against the Warriors.

The Grizzlies were 52-24 in the regular season when Adams started.

Ja Morant

Morant will likely do something no Grizzlies rookie has ever done: agree to a five-year rookie max extension when the clock strikes midnight on July 1.

The richest contract in team history is a reward for a player who started the All-Star game, was named Most Improved Player, led the Grizzlies to a franchise-best 56 wins and who will eventually see his name as an All-NBA selection.

Morant averaged a franchise-record 27.4 points per game and became the sixth youngest player to average 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a season at age 22 or younger, joining Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Tracy McGrady, Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson, per ESPN Stats & Information.

But unlike Doncic, who was named back-to-back All-NBA (2020 and 2021), thus earning an additional $30 million in salary, Morant will have to earn All-NBA in 2023 to see his total contract increase from $186 to $222 million.

Memphis Grizzlies 2022-23 Depth Chart

YEAR ROOKIE MAX IF ALL-NBA IN 2023
 
2023-24 $32.0M $38.4M
2024-25 $34.6M $41.5M
2025-26 $37.1M $44.5M
2026-27 $39.7M $47.6M
2027-28 $42.2M $50.7M

The lone negotiation in the contract will not be about money or the All-NBA escalator, but whether the final year has a player option.

Under the current collective bargaining agreement, 13 players have signed five-year rookie max extensions, with only Doncic, Trae Young, Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell's including opt-outs in the final year.

One concern for Memphis is whether his body can continuously handle his attacking play style. Morant has missed 38 regular season games since entering the NBA in 2019, including three stretches of at least eight games with knee and ankle injuries. He injured his left knee in game three of the second-round and missed the remainder of the playoffs.

Morant became the first guard in the last 25 seasons to lead the league in overall paint points (948) and per game (16.6). He scored 20 paint points in 22 games this season, the most in a season by a guard over the last 25 years, per ESPN Stats & Information. The only other players to record as many such games over the last 25 seasons are Shaquille O'Neal, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis and Zion Williamson.

Tyus Jones

The veteran's Game 4 performance against Golden State and first-round showing against Minnesota proved why he is one of the top free agent point guards in the NBA. Jones is eligible to sign a four-year $55.8 million extension from now until June 30.

In the first round, Jones averaged 9.1 points and 4.2 assists, while shooting 46.3% from the field and 50% from 3. And replacing the injured Ja Morant in Game 4 of the West semifinals, Jones recorded 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.

Jones boasts a 7.0 assist to turnover ratio in 2021-22, the highest in a single season since individual turnovers were first tracked in 1977-78, per ESPN Stats & Information. The last player to accomplish that feat? Jones, in 2018-19.

Concerns over Morant's durability is another reason why Jones should be a priority signing for Memphis. In 24 games as a starter in place of Morant, Jones averaged 12.7 points and 6.6 assists. The Grizzlies went 19-5 in those games.

The $12.4 million salary in the first season is slightly higher than the $10.3 million midlevel exception that non-cap space teams have available to offer. The salary ranks 26th among all point guards and behind only the New York Knicks' Derrick Rose among non-starters.

If an extension is not reached, Jones will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. The Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs are contenders to land Jones due to their available cap space.

Because he has established Bird rights, the Grizzlies have a distinct advantage to sign him to a contract that exceeds the $10.3 million midlevel that most teams have to offer.


Offseason cap breakdown and depth chart

Memphis Grizzlies 2022-23 Salary Breakdown

Memphis Grizzlies 2022-23 Salary Breakdown

PLAYER CAP CHARGE
 
1. Jaren Jackson Jr. $28,946,605
2. Steven Adams $17,926,829
3. Ja Morant $12,119,400
4. Dillon Brooks $11,400,000
5. De'Anthony Melton $8,250,000
6. Ziaire Williams $4,591,680
7. Brandon Clarke $4,343,920
8. Desmond Bane $2,130,240
9. Santi Aldama $2,094,240
10. Killian Tillie $1,901,625
11. Xavier Tillman, Sr. $1,782,621
12. John Konchar $2,300,000 (partial guarantee)
13. Tyrell Terry Two Way
14. Kyle Anderson $18,800,585 (free agent hold)
15. Tyus Jones $15,914,943 (free agent hold)
16. Jarrett Culver $8,109,063 (free agent hold)
17. Yves Pons $1,616,044 (free agent hold)
18. First-rounder (via UTH) $2,660,280 (draft hold)
19. First-rounder (own) $2,180,520 (draft hold)

The Grizzlies have $97.8 million in player salary but are projected to be over the cap when factoring in the free agent hold of Tyus Jones, Kyle Anderson and two first-round picks.

If Memphis stays over the cap, they will have a $10.3 million midlevel and $4.1 million biannual exception. They also have a $4.1 and $1.1 million trade exception.

Note: Guaranteed salary includes both first-round draft selections.


Memphis Grizzlies 2022-23 Depth Chart

PG SG SF PF C
J. Morant D. Bane D. Brooks J. Jackson Jr. S. Adams
T. Terry (2) D. Melton Z. Williams B. Clarke X. Tillman
J. Konchar (PG) S. Aldama
K. Tillie
 
PG= Partial guarantee

Team needs

  • Backup point guard

Resources to build the roster

  • The draft: two first-round picks and one second-round pick

  • Future assets: Eight first-rounders over the next seven years

  • Own free agents: Tyus Jones and Kyle Anderson

  • Exceptions: $10.3 million (midlevel), $4.1 million (biannual) and $4.1 million (trade)

  • Cash: $6.3 million to send or receive via trade


Dates to watch

  • June 29: Two-way player Yves Pons is eligible to receive a $50,000 qualifying offer.

  • July 3: Expect the $2.3 million contract of John Konchar to become fully guaranteed. The guard averaged 17.9 minutes and 4.9 points in 72 games this season. There is $840,000 in his contract that is currently guaranteed.


Restrictions

  • The Grizzlies declined the fourth-year team option in the rookie scale contract of Jarrett Culver. Because the option was declined, the maximum that Memphis can sign Culver to in 2022 is $8.1 million. The former lottery pick played in 37 games this season, averaging 9.1 minutes and 3.5 points. His next contract is likely to come in at the veteran minimum exception.

  • The poison pill restrictions for Jaren Jackson Jr. will be lifted on July 1. For trade purposes from now until June 30, the outgoing salary in a trade is the fourth year of his contract and the incoming salary for the new team is the average of the extension and last year of the rookie scale contract. For example, if Jackson Jr. is traded, his outgoing salary is $9.1 million and incoming salary is $22.8 million.


Extension eligible

Including Ja Morant, the Grizzlies have a total of seven players that are extension-eligible.

  • In only a year, Brandon Clarke went from averaging 4.7 minutes in the 2021 playoffs to becoming the Grizzlies most valuable player off the bench. In the series win against Minnesota, Clarke averaged 16.5 points in 29.4 minutes. Per ESPN Stats & Information, 16 of Clarke's offensive rebounds this postseason have come in the fourth quarter, the most in the NBA. His 3.3 offensive rebounds ranked in the top five among all players in the postseason. The forward is rookie-extension eligible until the last day of the offseason.

  • Dillon Brooks is entering the final year of his contract and is eligible to sign a four-year and up to $61.3 million extension. The forward averaged a career high 18.4 points this season but missed 43 games because of a broken left hand and sprained left ankle. After averaging 16.5 points in the first-round, Brooks struggled against Golden State, averaging only four points per game and shooting 18.8% from the field.

  • De'Anthony Melton and John Konchar are eligible to sign a three-year $42.2 million extension starting in 2024-25, but only if the Grizzlies guaranteed their 2023-24 contract. Melton averaged 17.9 minutes in the playoffs, shooting 31.1% from the field and averaging 5.4 points. In the regular season, Melton averaged 10.8 points in 22.7 minutes. Konchar shot 41.3% from 3this season and averaged 4.9 points.

  • Xavier Tillman Sr. is eligible to sign either a four-year $58.3 million extension if the team option in 2023-24 is declined or a three-year $42.2 million extension. The former second-round pick averaged 4.8 points in 53 games this season.

  • Steven Adams is entering the last year of his contract and is eligible to sign a four-year $96.4 million extension. Adams started 75 games this season, averaging a career-high 10 rebounds.


The draft assets

Heading into the draft, the Grizzlies have

  • Their own first-rounder and the Utah Jazz's first-rounder from the Mike Conley Jr. trade.

  • A second-rounder from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • Golden State's first-rounder in 2024 that is top-4 protected, top-1 protected in 2025 and unprotected in 2026 -- all from the Andre Iguodala deal.

Here's how ESPN's Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz have Memphis selecting in June:

No. 22 (via Utah): Blake Wesley | SG | Notre Dame

He has NBA-caliber burst off the bounce, proving comfortable rising up in mid-range spots. He's looked far more competitive defensively as the year has gone on, using that quickness, length and solid instincts to add value both on and off the ball, making plays in the passing lanes, blowing up handoffs and proving more than capable of containing the ball in 1-on-1 situations. -- Schmitz

 

No. 29 (own): Bryce McGowens | SG | Nebraska

Upping his offensive efficiency against sturdier defenses while playing with more urgency defensively are the immediate challenges for the 19-year-old. In eight games against teams with a winning record, McGowens is averaging 14.6 points, 0.9 assists and 1.1 turnovers on 40% from 2 and 17% from 3 in 35.5 minutes. In six games against teams with losing records, McGowens is averaging 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.7 turnovers while shooting 70% from 2 and 37% from 3 in 30.4 minutes. -- Schmitz

No. 47 (via Cleveland): Josh Minott | PF | Memphis

Minott's struggles getting on the floor behind 25-year-old second-team All-Conference player DeAndre Williams has kept his draft stock in check this season, as he only played 13 minutes in Memphis' past two games. When given the opportunity, Minott has shown impressive flashes of talent with the footwork, body control, quickness getting off his feet and touch he demonstrates from the free-throw line and around the rim, along with how hard he plays on both ends of the floor. He's a magnet for fouls attacking the rim, is highly switchable on the perimeter and is always around the ball as a cutter and offensive rebounder. -- Givony

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1 hour ago, Ja_Rules said:

THIS IS HUGE. They will shake things this offseason.

Ja/Bane/Jaren are probably the only ones safe.

I don’t even think Bane and Jaren are safe. I’m glad we have a gm who isn’t afraid to make a move 

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Might be reaching irreparable territory for Ayton and Phoenix. He would be so scary with this group in Memphis...

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5 hours ago, ItIsWhatItIs said:

Ja is averaging 62 games played per season and Jaren averages 51 games played per season so far. I just don't see the appeal for adding guys like Lavine and Anunoby who are also injury concerns that are basically guaranteed to miss 20 games a year themselves. Add in another guy like Clarke who is supposedly part of the core and misses 20 games a year with his back problems. We need that 2nd/3rd option to be a rock or we run the risk of becoming a Lakers like team with AD/Bron alternating missing games throughout the year 

Thankfully the fo know how to build a good bench we’d be screwed if we were fully dependent on the core guys.

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3 hours ago, Thegoodguys said:

That was more so meant for the people that keep saying we need perimeter defenders and then suggesting guys like Kendall Brown and Josh Minot who may not be able to shoot. 

I agree that Dillon's main problem is that he shoots way too much. I also think he's kinda small to be a 3 though. Brooks, Bane, Konchar, and Melton are all much more suited for the 2 spot size wise than checking bigger wings like Tatum and Luka. We've basically only got Ziaire that fits that mold length wise and he's way too light. Then we have a bunch of 2 guards and power forwards like Clarke and JJJ that are more post guys that can defend some on the perimeter. Not many big wing defenders on this team.

Kendall Brown can’t defend either 

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1 hour ago, Ndq0327 said:

Kendall Brown can’t defend either 

He had a 95 defensive rating and a DBPM of 3.6, both of which are very good. Pretty much every scoring report mentions his defensive ability. Honestly, what are you talking about?

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I wonder if the FO has offered Tyus an extension. That would be more than MLE money on a long but easily movable contract.

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1 hour ago, fanboyslim said:

I wonder if the FO has offered Tyus an extension. That would be more than MLE money on a long but easily movable contract.

Zach Kleiman said the team will spend what is needed to keep the core together. He didn't say if Tyus is considered a core piece or not but I feel like he is. 

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11 hours ago, Ja_Rules said:

THIS IS HUGE. They will shake things this offseason.

Ja/Bane/Jaren are probably the only ones safe.

Wow did we take this comment differently. I see it saying that the team is going to spend what is needed to keep players they have (Tyus and Kyle) as well as make FA moves even if it means going into the luxury tax down the road. I didn't see it as saying a major roster shake up is coming at all.  

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