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Re: “The Draft Post

every single one of you is a fool and just proves that ya'll know nothing let me repeat NOTHING about basketball.

1. Analyzing Thabeet: great pick no trade was availiable at the right price so we took a guy who can shore up the defense and allow Marc to play his natural position at the 4 spot also allowing Marc to become more of a scoring threat because now he doesnt need to worry about defense and rebounding 24/7. Also, finally we can watch Rudy Gay play without throwing something at him cuz Thabeet will make up what he and Conley lack in defense.

2. Analyzing Carroll: this is where the Grizzlies failed tonight a 6'7 4 man? did we really just draft the athletic version of Brian Cardinal. He will bring hustle defense and athleticism off the bench which is needed so in a sense teh Grizzlies suceed here because Carroll is definately better than Buckner, Ross, and Jaric.

3. Analyzing Young: great pick! the Griz needed someone who can play the 2 or 3 off the bench and someone who can flat out score the ball in every way possible plus the old man can play defense.

So what have we learned tonight? the Grizzlies seem to be satisfied with the progression of Conley and will most likely let OJ play some more point seeing as though we did not get a point guard...
We also learned the Grizzlies consider their biggest weakness to be defense. Hard to argue because when the teams you play shoot over 45% against you thats an issue. However with the additions of Thabeet, Carroll, and Young overall team defense should improve immensely.

Whats left? scoring the basketball! 29th in points per game, 21st in field goal percentage, and dead last in assists per game means some serious help in the area of scoring is needed but your rotation as is should look like
3.Gay (Carroll/Richardson)

Posted by rcounce2 on 06/26/2009 at 12:44 AM


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