Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr.

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Re: Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. 

Post#21 » by RipPizzaGuy » Wed May 15, 2019 3:27 pm

I'm excited. Looking forward to that next wave of stars.

KP/Doncic
Morant/JJJ
Fox/Bagley
Booker/Ayton
Zion/Tatum?

The west is going to have some pretty exciting young duos
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Post#22 » by RipPizzaGuy » Wed May 15, 2019 3:29 pm

Dacost wrote:Dream scenario for the Grizzlies yes they won't win right a way because the west is rough right now.

Jaren and Morant

Vs

Donic and Porzingis(if healthy)

Will rule the West in future.


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Post#23 » by HoopsterJones » Wed May 15, 2019 3:33 pm

Future is bright if the Grizzlies draft Ja Morant and he lives up to expectations. JJJ had a solid rookie year and has the potential to be a very good player.
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Post#24 » by MagicBagley18 » Wed May 15, 2019 3:35 pm

Saints14 wrote:What’s the protection on their 2020 pick looking like? Worth keeping Conley to try and not suck so the damage isn’t as bad?


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Post#25 » by Dino353 » Wed May 15, 2019 3:41 pm

Morant and Jaren could be what Marbury and Garnett were supposed to be in Minnesota.
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Post#26 » by PistolPeteJR » Wed May 15, 2019 3:46 pm

I’m glad OP made this thread. This is the most exciting, under the radar thing that happened last night. Morant and Jackson Jr together is super, super exciting.

I think the Grizz need to move Conley ASAP now. Turn the keys over to the young guys, get some good value out of Conley while they can, and go from there.
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Post#27 » by Crizzle » Wed May 15, 2019 4:09 pm

the fanbase is ecstatic right now.Yeah we will be bad for a few seasons but at least we have something exciting to watch while we rebuild. Morant is electric and the city desperately needed some good luck. We could just as easily have been picking 8th. This makes conveying the pick to boston much easier to stomach
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Post#28 » by CraftylikeaFox » Wed May 15, 2019 4:17 pm

Crizzle wrote:the fanbase is ecstatic right now.Yeah we will be bad for a few seasons but at least we have something exciting to watch while we rebuild. Morant is electric and the city desperately needed some good luck. We could just as easily have been picking 8th. This makes conveying the pick to boston much easier to stomach


Grizzlies deserve it. They tried competing for so long when they could've easily torn it down and tanked during the Grindhouse era like so many teams would've. It's nice to see them get rewarded. JJJ and Morant should be a nasty duo for years.
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Post#29 » by codydaze » Wed May 15, 2019 4:23 pm

This might have been may favorite thing about the lottery last night. Ja and JJJ should be a really good combo.
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Post#30 » by VCfor3 » Wed May 15, 2019 4:34 pm

Dino353 wrote:Morant and Jaren could be what Marbury and Garnett were supposed to be in Minnesota.


JJJ is actually working out with Garnett some this offseason like he did last year. Ja is supposedly working out with Ray Allen.
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Post#31 » by madmaxmedia » Wed May 15, 2019 4:48 pm

PistolPeteJR wrote:I’m glad OP made this thread. This is the most exciting, under the radar thing that happened last night. Morant and Jackson Jr together is super, super exciting.

I think the Grizz need to move Conley ASAP now. Turn the keys over to the young guys, get some good value out of Conley while they can, and go from there.


This- I think Conley has good value with the right trading partner, and that trade along with Ja can jumpstart the rebuilding process. It makes a big difference when you're a young 25-30 win team with hope, than say a 30-35 win team on the way down.
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Post#32 » by pipfan » Wed May 15, 2019 4:54 pm

I think they have to move Conley and try for a bottom 6 pick next year. Then, they will have cap space to make a jump in 2021, right when they have to surrender their pick (Sac style)
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Post#33 » by clyde21 » Wed May 15, 2019 4:55 pm

Crives wrote:Congratulations :nonono: :nonono:


you still have a chance to Darius/Coby
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Post#34 » by PistolPeteJR » Wed May 15, 2019 5:03 pm

madmaxmedia wrote:
PistolPeteJR wrote:I’m glad OP made this thread. This is the most exciting, under the radar thing that happened last night. Morant and Jackson Jr together is super, super exciting.

I think the Grizz need to move Conley ASAP now. Turn the keys over to the young guys, get some good value out of Conley while they can, and go from there.


This- I think Conley has good value with the right trading partner, and that trade along with Ja can jumpstart the rebuilding process. It makes a big difference when you're a young 25-30 win team with hope, than say a 30-35 win team on the way down.


What do you suggest? Here are some things that come to mind without thinking too much:

- Pistons for a Kennard+-type
- Pacers for a Bogs-type
- Wolves for a Okogie, Saric, or RoCo type
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Post#35 » by VCfor3 » Wed May 15, 2019 5:48 pm

PistolPeteJR wrote:
madmaxmedia wrote:
PistolPeteJR wrote:I’m glad OP made this thread. This is the most exciting, under the radar thing that happened last night. Morant and Jackson Jr together is super, super exciting.

I think the Grizz need to move Conley ASAP now. Turn the keys over to the young guys, get some good value out of Conley while they can, and go from there.


This- I think Conley has good value with the right trading partner, and that trade along with Ja can jumpstart the rebuilding process. It makes a big difference when you're a young 25-30 win team with hope, than say a 30-35 win team on the way down.


What do you suggest? Here are some things that come to mind without thinking too much:

- Pistons for a Kennard+-type
- Pacers for a Bogs-type
- Wolves for a Okogie, Saric, or RoCo type


Take the ideas with a grain of salt. There probably is some mild bias involved since I'm partial to a certain team in each transaction.

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Post#36 » by Crives » Wed May 15, 2019 8:22 pm

clyde21 wrote:
Crives wrote:Congratulations :nonono: :nonono:


you still have a chance to Darius/Coby


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Post#37 » by Paradise » Wed May 15, 2019 8:30 pm

Effigy wrote:Either way that's probably the last place team in the West. Especially if they move Conley.


I wouldn’t be so sure about that. Valenciunas looked like he’s going to become the talent that made him a Top 5 pick and they were winning games with him and without JJJ and Kyle Anderson. He helped them beat Houston and quite a few others so the Grizz could be better than people think with the right coaching hire.
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Post#38 » by JB2 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm

JJJ and Ja is a nice young duo. Probably another 3-5 years of lottery but if they can draft well, they could be a force one day.
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Post#39 » by SK21209 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:35 pm

Morant and Jackson would be an awesome young duo and I think they will pick Morant, but I don't think its a done deal that he goes 2nd. RJ is the kind of prospect that teams can talk themselves into.
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Re: Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. 

Post#40 » by Up-And-Coming » Thu May 16, 2019 4:47 am

I'm really high on JJJ and think he will be a better Ibaka with a 3 point shot, but I think we should pump the brakes a bit for Morant. The kid could be special, but to anoint them on the same level as Doncic and Porzingis and a top young duo is premature imo.

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