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Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« on: August 03, 2018, 07:52:51 AM »

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UPDATE 1/24: Memphis is 19-29 and the pick is #6 atm (5 teams worse).

The Grizzlies, 14th of 15 in the West, have 19 wins which is 6th worst, so the pick will roll over if it finishes top 8.  Right now, 2 teams could jump Memphis in the lottery and it would still roll over, and if top 6 in 2020, it's unprotected in 2021.

Memphis is the NBA's 7th worst in net points (-3.4, -0.1 from 6th worst), 2nd worst in the West (SAC is 3rd worst at -2.0 vs the Mavs at 0.0 at 4th worst). 

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We own the Memphis Grizzlies lottery pick this if it lands outside the top 8.
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Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 07:55:36 AM »

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The pick is top 8 protected, not top 10

Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 08:15:42 AM »

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So no one had already started a thread for the Memphis Grizz? Wow, I thought there was one already.
How about a LAC watch thread? It's a possibility, though unlikely, the pick conveys this upcoming season. If Kawhi goes there next year then it's more likely to convey, obviously.
Back to the Grizz....it's going to be real close. I see them no worse than 6th, unless they suffer an injury to one of their key players. JJJ will make a difference, especially on defense. I see it's protected in 2020 from 1-6. I thought it was 1-3. Not sure why it only drops 2 spots. It's unprotected in 2021. Does anyone know if there are any good prospects in that draft :) Just kidding!

Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 08:20:09 AM »

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I would rather have that pick roll over at least one more year if not two to being completely unprotected. It would likely be one of the better future trade assets in the league in that scenario, and we already are guaranteed at least two first round picks next year.

Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 08:38:57 AM »

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I would rather have that pick roll over at least one more year if not two to being completely unprotected. It would likely be one of the better future trade assets in the league in that scenario, and we already are guaranteed at least two first round picks next year.

And given the age of that team, if things go badly enough for them to be bottom 8 this year, I think it would be safe to assume they'd still be a bottom feeding team for a few more seasons, so we'd actually have a shot at a good pick.

But I don't think their record last year is indicative of who that team really is. I think it's a lot more likely they win in the 42-43 game range (as they did they previous 2 years) and the pick winds up around the bottom of the lottery.
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Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 08:44:24 AM »

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I would rather have that pick roll over at least one more year if not two to being completely unprotected. It would likely be one of the better future trade assets in the league in that scenario, and we already are guaranteed at least two first round picks next year.

And given the age of that team, if things go badly enough for them to be bottom 8 this year, I think it would be safe to assume they'd still be a bottom feeding team for a few more seasons, so we'd actually have a shot at a good pick.

But I don't think their record last year is indicative of who that team really is. I think it's a lot more likely they win in the 42-43 game range (as they did they previous 2 years) and the pick winds up around the bottom of the lottery.

It looks like they're actually trying to make the playoffs. It wouldn't be a surprise at all to see them come up just short.

Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 09:30:26 AM »

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The pick is top 8 protected, not top 10

Thanks, fixed my OP
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Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2018, 09:35:42 AM »

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I would rather have that pick roll over at least one more year if not two to being completely unprotected. It would likely be one of the better future trade assets in the league in that scenario, and we already are guaranteed at least two first round picks next year.

Yeah, I feel like maybe this isn't a good draft to get a lower pick than we could in the next year or two, each of which could give us a higher pick in a better draft, even a double draft.

But as some others have said, if Memphis tries this year, their core of Conley-Brooks-JaMychal Green-Jackson Jr-Gasol could win 35-40 games and land as low as #12 or #13 if the team doesn't implode and finish horribly.  If that happens, here's hoping the late lottery bigs look promising (Bol, Gafford, Porter, Bassey) or that the draft is deeper than expected.
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Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2018, 11:24:21 AM »

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I would rather have that pick roll over at least one more year if not two to being completely unprotected. It would likely be one of the better future trade assets in the league in that scenario, and we already are guaranteed at least two first round picks next year.

I could not agree with you more. I could try, but indeed, it would not be possible.

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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2018, 11:33:12 AM »

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So no one had already started a thread for the Memphis Grizz? Wow, I thought there was one already.
How about a LAC watch thread? It's a possibility, though unlikely, the pick conveys this upcoming season. If Kawhi goes there next year then it's more likely to convey, obviously.
Back to the Grizz....it's going to be real close. I see them no worse than 6th, unless they suffer an injury to one of their key players. JJJ will make a difference, especially on defense. I see it's protected in 2020 from 1-6. I thought it was 1-3. Not sure why it only drops 2 spots. It's unprotected in 2021. Does anyone know if there are any good prospects in that draft :) Just kidding!

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Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2018, 11:38:06 AM »

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So no one had already started a thread for the Memphis Grizz? Wow, I thought there was one already.
How about a LAC watch thread? It's a possibility, though unlikely, the pick conveys this upcoming season. If Kawhi goes there next year then it's more likely to convey, obviously.
Back to the Grizz....it's going to be real close. I see them no worse than 6th, unless they suffer an injury to one of their key players. JJJ will make a difference, especially on defense. I see it's protected in 2020 from 1-6. I thought it was 1-3. Not sure why it only drops 2 spots. It's unprotected in 2021. Does anyone know if there are any good prospects in that draft :) Just kidding!

http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=96570.0

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Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 12:37:41 PM »

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THIS is why we need pick watch threads to be official.

Yeah, the idea it's better to wait is super FOX news town cray.
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Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 01:07:17 PM »

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Does anyone have ESPN Insider to let us know Pelton's W-L and Standings projections for the Grizz and Kings?

Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2018, 01:08:07 PM »

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For the record:

2019     Top 8 Protected 1st round
2020     Top 6 Protected 1st round
2021     Unprotected 1st round

The pick becomes more valuable as time goes on.  I am with those that prefer if this slides a year or two.

Re: Memphis Grizzlies 2018-2019 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2018, 01:44:57 PM »

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Does anyone have ESPN Insider to let us know Pelton's W-L and Standings projections for the Grizz and Kings?

33 for the Griz and 25 for the Kings. Good for the 8th worst and 1st worst records in the league.
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