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Who should the Grizzlies draft?

Ayton
3
10%
Doncic
12
39%
Bagley
2
6%
Jackson
4
13%
Porter
4
13%
Bamba
1
3%
Young
1
3%
Other
4
13%
 
Total votes: 31

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Re: Draft Watch 

Post#21 » by boogiesdad » Wed May 16, 2018 5:22 pm

I cant even begin to explain my disappointment in this lottery. I think we need to get creative and totally reshape this team that is in salary cap hell.
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Post#22 » by VCfor3 » Wed May 16, 2018 5:42 pm

bearadonisdna wrote:
SD2042 wrote:
VCfor3 wrote:We have the 4th pick.

My guess is we choose between JJJ and Porter. Ayton, Doncic, and Bagley are likely the three off the board but if one falls I think we'd grab them.



I was not surprise about the result. At this point, I'm thinking of trading down from the pick if the options become available.


Would you trade your pick for picks 7 and 22?


I seriously doubt it.
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Post#23 » by bearadonisdna » Wed May 16, 2018 6:01 pm

VCfor3 wrote:
bearadonisdna wrote:
SD2042 wrote:

I was not surprise about the result. At this point, I'm thinking of trading down from the pick if the options become available.


Would you trade your pick for picks 7 and 22?


I seriously doubt it.


Yeah, would probably need some sweetner.
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Post#24 » by VCfor3 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:05 pm

bearadonisdna wrote:
VCfor3 wrote:
bearadonisdna wrote:
Would you trade your pick for picks 7 and 22?


I seriously doubt it.


Yeah, would probably need some sweetner.


The problem is that at 7 you are probably looking at Bridges, Carter, or Young/Bamba and missing out on Bagley, JJJ, and Porter who fit with the team better I feel like. 22 is nice but I don't know if it is worth it to the Grizzlies especially if they are planning on having Conley/Gasol for the next few years.
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Re: Draft Watch 

Post#25 » by bearadonisdna » Wed May 16, 2018 6:15 pm

VCfor3 wrote:
bearadonisdna wrote:
VCfor3 wrote:
I seriously doubt it.


Yeah, would probably need some sweetner.


The problem is that at 7 you are probably looking at Bridges, Carter, or Young/Bamba and missing out on Bagley, JJJ, and Porter who fit with the team better I feel like. 22 is nice but I don't know if it is worth it to the Grizzlies especially if they are planning on having Conley/Gasol for the next few years.


Yeah i get it. Trading down 3 spots is a big deal.
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Post#26 » by SD2042 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:36 pm

boogiesdad wrote:I cant even begin to explain my disappointment in this lottery. I think we need to get creative and totally reshape this team that is in salary cap hell.



What ideas do you have in mind?
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Post#27 » by nymets1 » Thu May 17, 2018 3:17 am

Ayton, Donocic and Bagley look like they are going top 3 and Bamba might be going 5th to the Mavericks? Grizzles are the wildcard at 4 from the top 5 picks at least. Technically the NBA draft starts at 1st pick but the real draft this year starts at the 4th pick.

i'm guessing the Grizzles are between JJJ or Porter?
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Re: Draft Watch 

Post#28 » by BarbaGrizz » Thu May 17, 2018 3:47 pm

nymets1 wrote:Ayton, Donocic and Bagley look like they are going top 3 and Bamba might be going 5th to the Mavericks? Grizzles are the wildcard at 4 from the top 5 picks at least. Technically the NBA draft starts at 1st pick but the real draft this year starts at the 4th pick.

i'm guessing the Grizzles are between JJJ or Porter?


IMO is not a done deal that ATL will pick Bagley, as he don't see to complement very well John Collins. So I would be happy with either him or Porter.
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Post#29 » by Dr Manute » Fri May 18, 2018 12:29 am

looks like Doncic is content staying in Europe. Might pull a Fran Vazquez and not come to the team that drafts him. Suns are looking to Ayton with #1 pick.
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Re: Draft Watch 

Post#30 » by SD2042 » Fri May 18, 2018 12:54 am

Dr Manute wrote:looks like Doncic is content staying in Europe. Might pull a Fran Vazquez and not come to the team that drafts him. Suns are looking to Ayton with #1 pick.



Fran Vazquez is the bane of the Magic's existance. A wasted pick on a player who changed his mind on playing in the NBA.


BarbaGrizz wrote:
nymets1 wrote:Ayton, Donocic and Bagley look like they are going top 3 and Bamba might be going 5th to the Mavericks? Grizzles are the wildcard at 4 from the top 5 picks at least. Technically the NBA draft starts at 1st pick but the real draft this year starts at the 4th pick.

i'm guessing the Grizzles are between JJJ or Porter?


IMO is not a done deal that ATL will pick Bagley, as he don't see to complement very well John Collins. So I would be happy with either him or Porter.



To BarbaGrizz, point, the Grizzlies are the wildcard in all of this. This gives me an idea of a thread I will start on this board.
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Re: Draft Watch 

Post#31 » by Domejandro » Fri May 18, 2018 2:14 am

For what it is worth, I fully envision Memphis selecting Michael Porter Jr. with their pick.
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Post#32 » by VCfor3 » Fri May 18, 2018 4:01 am

Dr Manute wrote:looks like Doncic is content staying in Europe. Might pull a Fran Vazquez and not come to the team that drafts him. Suns are looking to Ayton with #1 pick.


Others pointed out in the Doncic thread a good point: Doncic, his mom, and his coach have said he is coming to the NBA at some point this past year. Him now saying he isn't sure could very well just be him saying "I'm not thinking about it. Right now I'm focused on my current team and what we are trying to achieve." Just like one and done players will say they aren't thinking about it/haven't made a decision when clearly they plan on going to the draft.
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Re: Draft Watch 

Post#33 » by VCfor3 » Fri May 18, 2018 4:02 am

Domejandro wrote:For what it is worth, I fully envision Memphis selecting Michael Porter Jr. with their pick.


I wonder if it would be worth trading back a spot or two if this is the plan. Porter should fall (in theory) so netting another asset as well before taking him would be nice.
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Re: Draft Watch 

Post#34 » by BarbaGrizz » Fri May 18, 2018 3:26 pm

IMO The Doncic situation is very simple: he would never say that he's leaving his team while they are still competing.
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