"Mark Jackson called out the way ESPN promotes the Warriors. Was he right? (Yes.)"
So, check out the promo ads for the Grizzlies OKC game. More of the same. Nothing but Westbrook.
Doesn't Andrew Harrison always play poorly on the SEGABABA?
Kevin Lipe: PINKEE VIL
Man, I hope they let you out of that nice padded office soon, and let you watch some real basketball.
Or... You could be concerned about last night because it looks like Dave Joerger spent the entire preseason trying to install a new offense and spent zero time working on defense.
There is a downside to not signing Hollins if Joerger and co. want him. Someone could sign him and the quality of available bigs might not be as good when you decide later to pick one up... As was the case with with Hassan Whiteside.
Well, I am certainly one of the commenters that expressed the opinion that Zach could have done much better by the Grizzlies. He tied the team's hands by insisting on the full $16.+ million rather than spreading that out over the three years.
My comments along those lines were treated as blasphemy on some other sites, as though any negative comment about Zach's deal must mean they shouldn't have re-signed him.
And, the comments from Zach's agent during the media/public "impasse" on the contract discussions made it very clear that the difference of opinion was clearly over Zach being paid the full amount for the 2014-15 season.
If you don't think it is a problem, look at it this way. The difference between what Zach did, and what Zach could have done, may very well be the difference between being able to retain the services of Mike Miller vs. seeing him walk. (Won't it be nice to see Miller playing for OKC this year?)
It may be the difference between the Grizzlies being able to sign that small forward everyone hopes they can sign, and simply not having the financial flexibility to get it done.
You have to hope they can create some cap space by getting Tayshaun off the books. Trade? Buyout? Amnesty?
Something's got to give.
It seems people have a hard time understanding the point of view Iggy is expressing. I said the same thing on several sites.
Zach could have done what Tim Duncan did. Tear up any existing deal and sign a new deal at a dollar amount that would allow his team the financial flexibility to go get some players to help for the 2014-15 season. Duncan gave up money and signed a $10 million per year deal. Look where that got the Spurs.
If Zach had opted out and then signed a 3 year / $36 million deal, he would have provided the Grizzlies with $4.5 million in cap space to go sign other players. And Zach would have gotten the same money.
A lot of people have a hard time understanding that. Love Z-Bo. He should have done better by the Grizz.
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