so. the grizz took thabeet, young and carroll. they traded darko's expiring for q.richardsons expiring and cash.
i honestly won't believe they'll start gasol and thabeet together. it's too slow. gasol does not play like a 4. Thabeet is going to take time to learn the offense. i'm not doubting his defense. if he can get 15-20 minutes a game this upcoming year, good for him. I'm afraid the grizz don't know what they're going to do for the future. you don't take a 2nd pick to be a back up. I think the grizz will put thabeet behind gasol for a year or two and decide to trade one or the other.
Thank you for getting a sf/sg hybrid (young) to backup rudy gay. young might be a little undersized at 6'6...Carroll is 6'8 and 225, i think he'll be playing pf/sf for the grizz when the starters get in foul trouble. we'll see what happens. Rudy gay was so passive this year due to fear of foul trouble and lack of Sf talent on this team. It hurt his numbers on both sides. I NOW expect rudy to blossom and show us the real player he is.
My hopes were high, that on draft night the grizz would have traded the 2nd pick away. It may happen, it may not. But if they do keep thabeet, they should atleast pursue david lee and outdo newyork in contract offers. This team has a SERIOUS lack at PF still. they also need to resign warrick. The grizz averaged almost 94ppg last season. no offense help was added. I was hoping this was going to be the last lottery pick for awhile.
you made your bed when you choose to be a grizz fan, now sleep in it.
i'm expecting 26-34 wins this upcoming season if we don't snatch somebody in free agency or pull off a nice trade. we still have outstanding talent in conely, mayo, gay. gasol will only get better.
if the grizz got somebody like lee, that's a solid 5 in conely, mayo, gay, lee, gasol, with a bench of thabeet, warrick, young, carrol, haddadi, jaric. a solid 5 core like that could win 32-38 games in the west this year. which = out of the lottery.
without a solid PF, i expect the grizz to be the 7 to 11th worst team in the league. and that's if they're healthy too.
werent you and auber saying the whole time how the ur squad wouldnt take Thabeet? They need a 4 and some vetran discipline. Trenton Hassel would be a good edition
yes, i'm not in favor of thabeet being here. i strongly still want a 4. i wasn't too happy with the drafting of thabeet. i want a different direction. with marc, there's above-avereage offense promise..and he can pass.. and standard defense.
with thabeet, there's just defense and no way to tell he'll be as good as mutumbo, and no promise for the offense of course.
if they have to keep thabeet....then i really hope they go for a PF in free agency. I think the grizzlies management are very confused about CENTER future. a #2 isn't suppose to be drafted as a backup.
they didn't help the team at the 4 or offensively through this draft...and we'll find out soon if thabeet is just a bust.
I didn't want Thabeet but I am fine with him now. He will probably be our starting Center because he can ball. Great size, defense, and rebounding (which we were last in the league in). As for Carroll, this is an energy guy. I don't know if he will be a sf or pf maybe both. The Sam Young pick was great. This guy will be great off the bench. He averaged 20 ppg. With great defense.
Overall our draft was pretty good. Our defense and energy got much better. As for the PF position, that can be addressed in free agency easily. Honestly I did not know how bad our offense was. We need a guy who can come in and score. I like Charlie Villanueva.(I am not a UCONN if your wondering because of Rudy and Hasheem). I the Charlie V can come in and score for us and help our rebounding a lot. He needs to improve his D which he can.16 points and 7 rebounds is pretty good for 27 minutes.
Our bench has been improved a lot also.
Marc Gasol or Thabeet>>>>>>Milicic
Sam Young>>>>Quinton Ross
Quinton Richardson.>>>>>>>Greg Buckner
Buy out Buckner and sign Anthony Johnson and I can easily see 35 wins.
Hasheem Thabeet/Marc Gasol/Hamed Hadadi
Charlie Villanueva/Darrell Arthur/Demmare Carroll
Rudy Gay/Sam Young
OJ Mayo/Quinton Richardson
Mike Conley/Anthony Johnson