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What's going on? Everybody you bought they, um I'm here for the first time on a SportsCastr.
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It's kind of new.
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Um, similar twitch.
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I stream on switch, so I'm gonna treat it like a stream.
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Um, please bear with me as I may be figuring things out as I go, but I was getting to it, so I titled this disgusting and jumps time.
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Probably because that's what I'm going to get into.
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Um, it's time derive the stream.
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But I also want to start with just a little bit about myself because it is my first time, uh, assuming on SportsCastr.
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So, um, a little about myself, Like 78 Bailey.
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I am, uh ah, sports writer for the lead sports media.
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By my, uh, my name on here and I covered the Memphis Grizzlies.
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That's my favorite basketball team in the NBA.
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Um, lots of discussion going around on the TL on my twitter feeds are right now about the Grizzlies, especially considering but Scottie Pippen and Rachel Nichols and Richard Jefferson spoke about on their one of the more recent ce um, one of the more recent segments talking about the play office and what the N B a.
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Should do when those playoffs.
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And so a lot of Grizzlies fans on my timeline are not very happy with what they said.
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So we're gonna get into that here shortly.
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But Life said, I'm That's pretty much all you need know about me when it comes to this.
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Um, 24 years old, I'm in Athens, Georgia, but, you know, find out more as we go.
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So when he comes to those, I don't know if everyone has seen this segment.
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It's on Twitter because of everyone's remote, of course, and I don't know how I could put it in here without being extreme labs.
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I couldn't figure out how to connect my string labs to this.
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And so, um, if you go to Rachel Nichols is Twitter.
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It was supposed to yesterday at 7:25 p.m.
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Eastern time for me and talking about how Damian Lewis says there should be a turning for the eight seed in the West.
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That's, you know, those concepts been throwing around the NBA's talking about mid season tournament, you know, just trying to ****e things up.
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They've been talking about it for a while and something and see this unprecedented term sites of shutting down the league as a good time to test that.
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That's a fair point.
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I don't disagree with that.
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With it, being like that is very unprecedented, very unique.
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Cir***stances ran and sounded different, said directly.
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We want basketball back that know, No one's gonna disagree with that.
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And, you know, a lot of people are testing things when it comes to extreme.
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It's okay.
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Players tournaments there, screaming, you know, Old games reruns cool.
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All these ideas are great.
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Keep fans interested, keep things going and ultimately does a lot of good for fans.
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We get bored sitting at home all day.
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Can party thanks.
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We had school.
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However, a lot of Grizzlies fans, including myself, don't feel like it's very fair for them to want to play this type of tournament.
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The reason why I say that is because Andrews have happened various things that happened to all these teams that are below us and so and then you look at the schedule and everybody says we don't have the hardest strength of schedule remaining.
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The pelicans have the easiest that guy's eye on back late, the NBA front load of their schedule.
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The travelers have been up.
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Nerd kids that Collins.
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You know, they may move, that's all.
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That's all.
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That's cool, right? By the end of the day, the end of the day if we're gonna talk about Frank, talk about making playoff tournaments, four seeds being close together, right? Because if you look at the seedings, the Grizzlies are 32 33 and they have a 3.
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5 game lead over the Blazers.
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Pelicans and Kings Pelicans became 28 36 the Blazers with 29 37 we'll talk on the Spurs because they were four games back.
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Could have made a pusher, and all those teams could have made a push.
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We could have made a slide.
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Lots of things could have happened.
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But a lot of people defending this tournament are speaking of what could have happened, not what did happen.
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If you watch this.
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Watch this jump segment on Lee once did anyone acknowledge what the Grizzlies had done? And it was Rachel Nichols after Scotty and Richard Jefferson said they thought the Blazers with the Pelicans would win this hype that returned it.
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Rachel Nichols come back said.
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Neither one of you picked the team that actually has a seed.
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Why is that? And then they turn around and cite the schedule, which if we had this tournament, would be relevant.
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It doesn't make any sense to me why they did that side job in a little deeper and did some ****ysis off this proposed 18 tournament.
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And I just like to look to see how those teams have performed against the other teams in that tournament.
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Here's what I found.
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So just doing a general overview, I found the bottom a team's record against those bottom eight teams.
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The Grizzlies played 20 games against teams in that bottom eight.
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Now in 12 and eight.
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They did not get the Pelicans 10 into when they were one of three against the King's.
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Everyone else I have a winning record against.
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They went three and one against Phoenix, three and over against Minnesota to one against the Spurs, one of against its revelations.
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The two warnings the Warriors.
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Okay, so, by comparison, the Trailblazers who everyone's really high on, I understand what I mean.
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David, Louisa, proven clutch leader, seeded McCollum's approve a great second option.
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They've got Whiteside, who's a strong interior Force when he wants to be.
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Um, outside of that, though, I don't really see the hype.
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I mean, they've got Mellow, who is a turnstile on defense and very drinky offense of player.
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He's experience.
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He's a veteran, but I'm not really sure how he moves the needle towards the Blazers in any way, shape or form.
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They added Trevor a reason after a very bad state with the Kings, he has played better with Portland in that system.
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But I'm still not certain how at this point he moved the needle towards them a lot more.
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They went eight and 21 against the teams in this proposed turn him, the Grizzlies weaken once.
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The pelicans slept them for oh, Then they beat the Kings Once of the one game they play one against the Spurs, they went one on one against the Sons to one running is the Timberwolves and two and two against the Warriors.
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No part of me to warn against the Warriors to two against the Suns.
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It's not I mean eight and 13.
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That's like 38 1 but they have the worst win percentage of any team in that proposed tournament against teams in the tournament, and I mean, yeah, they played, You know, that means they beat some of the better teams in the league to get what they walk where they are.
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But if they can't beat the bad teams more than half the time, if why would we think they would be a better eight seats and the Grizzlies, So they have to go to the Pelicans? The pelicans of all the teams here played the second fewest games against teams in this tournament.
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They played 17 games against teams in this tournament.
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The Spurs played 16 games.
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Those the lowest totals.
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They went 12 and five.
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Makes sense because when you're a team construct, as the Falcons are, I think I think the pelicans are very strongly constructed.
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Team branding was legitimate.
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Superstar Lonzo Ball is a great to a point guard and do a little everything.
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I'm huge on Drew.
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Holiday have been huge on him for a long time in his career, gets a little underrated.
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In my opinion, Derrick favors is strong center of power for have you any using? I like Jackson Hayes as a rookie.
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I think They're very well, something.
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Of course you have his eye on in the middle of all that.
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Even though we came like they went 12 and 17 these games, they had the highest record.
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That's about a 70.
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61% you're interested in knowing that, um, they swept Portland for Oh, maybe the Grizzlies.
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Both games they played, they beat the Kings once they lost to the Spurs and only match it played.
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Pretty sure that designs debut game when we get the four trees.
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And then they wanted one against the sons to one running.
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It's the T Wolves and two on two against the Warriors.
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That was the Pelicans record.
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So they had a strong chance to win this turn hypothetically.
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But by May knock against the pelicans, which is I am biased towards the Grizzlies out looking.
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I was dead, and it's probably gonna show in some of this, So please forgive me, but I mean, I'm here to defend my team ultimately, but if you look at the pelicans, the main issue with their schedule is a massive losing streak.
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They will know they went on a month long losing streak.
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How many games is 13 in a row from November 23rd to December 17th.
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So they lost the Jazz.
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The Clippers, Lakers Thunder back to back.
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Mavericks sons.
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Mavericks again.
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Pistons Bucks.
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Six is Magic and Nets.
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So it's break.
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Let's break down that 13 game losing streak they lost to the Jets.
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Jazz are strong team.
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They kind of under performing this year, but there's still a strong team.
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Will go bears A great defensive player.
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Donald Mitchell is, you know, a budding superstar.
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Joe Ingles. Strong rope.
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But they have a very surely constructed team.
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Some people see them as a Western Conference finals. Dark horse.
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Not a bad loss loss about eat.
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They turn around back to back, both on the road.
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Lost in the Clippers.
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Understandable young team.
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Back to back.
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Was that about a month and 1/2 into the season, Back to back playoff teams on the road? Understand what? Then they come back home, lost in the Lakers by four back home on three days rest.
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Lakers were dug in, not understandable loss.
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Then they go to, in a way, a way home.
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Siri's against the dungeon, which they lost by five and lost by three.
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Those are very tight games like the Pelicans were were competitive.
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I'm not gonna lie.
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They're competitive.
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A team or not.
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I'm not saying they're bad team, but and then they get through December.
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They lose the game to the Mavericks, about 20 points at home.
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Then they lose in overtime games with Sons by seven points.
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That's when you gotta win.
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They lose the Mavericks again on the road by 46.
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Is that right? Get 46.
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They were six and 17 at this point, and then I go back home.
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Lucida Pistons by two.
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Then they go to Milwaukee, lose by 15 go to Philadelphia and lose by seven Lucida Magic at home and then moves to the Nets home.
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These are all that's a 13 game losing streak that you can't defend something.
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Oh, yeah, I thought you and so long.
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So 13 game losing streak that you really I have to look at it as a big deal.
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If you want to be a playoff contender team after that loser, never six and 22 six and 22 don't get me wrong, they turn the season back around.
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After that, they ended up at 28 36 right? Totally fair.
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They had a great setting push.
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But if you want to make a playoff push, you have to get it on a little sooner.
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And that's that 13 game Rooster is the main reason they were *******s.
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They work, and so that's a tough call.
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And then if you go back and look at it, see if you look at the Kings.
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They were 13 and eight against teams in this bracket.
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The candy's game on literally had some identity issues at first with Luke Walton's new system still not sure why they moved on from Dave Yeager and let them in a great spot.
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But you know, I'm not running the team.
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They went three and one against Memphis to into against Portland's Oh, and warn against New Orleans.
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One a one against San Antonio to two against Phoenix to win one against Minnesota and three no against going state.
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Now, ultimately, in this playoff tournament thing, I don't think Minnesota and going stay should even be involved was leaves and awkward five teams, I think, realistically speaking, if they do this, which we don't even know if they're gonna play anymore this season for what it's worth, but if they do this, it religiously should just be Memphis, Portland, New Orleans and Sacramento.
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But they discussed the whole late, which is why I looked at all eight.
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So Sacrament with 13 and eight.
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So they had the second highest 1% and they had the second highest number of games played in the circle.
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So 13 8 they want good.
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You know, the night they came on late, like I said.
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But there they started the season really rough.
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I mean, Luke, what? And really just kind of didn't really do that well with this young group.
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They made an identity last year.
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Flaying quick, playing fast, getting out on the brakes went along transition.
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And he really just kind of step back from that and tried to make them or something that they weren't.
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And then some of their moves that they made to maybe try to fortify the roster didn't quite work out.
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Trevor Rees.
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I got to where he couldn't shoot for nothing and then wasn't playing the defense they wanted from him.
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Dwayne Dedmon was unhappy in his minutes.
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So lots of different things going on with the Kings that started off for him.
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They came on strong.
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Really? All these seams here they were discussing kind of did that.
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They kind of started stolen.
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It came off someone find themselves because a lot of them were younger teams.
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You know, I'm not Hold that against anyone, but I don't like the fact that we're coming into this late season under these crazy cir***stances and worrying about what has what would have what could have been instead of what has happened.
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That that's why I'm here talking about this.
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So So, Like I said, the king's played welding is these old teams.
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They probably are one of the older, younger teams.
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That makes sense.
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I don't know their exact where they fit in the average age, but you know, the foxes.
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What 1/3 year player? Um, who else they have out there? I mean, you know, all the kings have body heals out there.
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He's been around for a couple years.
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Um, he got benched for Bogdanovich, who, while being it was not old, not young, but he also has a lot of overseas experience.
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So I have some pretty experienced players.
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So they're, you know, they they should be winning these games as well.
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Um, the Spurs is really just time for the Spurs not to be in the playoffs after their dynasty ruin.
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They went 18 8 against these teams, which is about to be expected, um, one into against Memphis in Portland.
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Wanna know against the pelicans? One and one against the Kings to morning is the sons.
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They went Oh, into versus Minnesota and to Ah, no versus Golden State.
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Um, there's not really a whole lot to say about the Spurs.
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They're pretty well do***ented.
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Team.
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Um, you got two of the greatest mid range players, if not the two best men range plate, well, to investment.
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Arrange players in the league.
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Is your primary options on offense and you've got a They're not as old as they have them, but they still just feel old.
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I feel like that's just the Spurs effect.
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They've got, you know, one of the greatest, if not the greatest head coach, an MBA.
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His dream, Despite what Artie Ellison poll says, um, you know, So they had an interesting spot.
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Spurs are so therefore games back right now, Lex, I don't know if they would be included in a shortened tournament, as many have proposed that the job included them.
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They're right in the middle.
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So I mean that, like their 88 there's not really a lot to say towards the Spurs.
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I would say they could have been a dark horse, and that's ornament just because of their experience and their coaching.
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Um, but, you know, they also had the fourth highest win percentage of the group.
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So that's worth noting.
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Next team would have been the sons who went 11 and 12 which was honestly, better than I was expecting.
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They we're kind of the opposite of the scenes.
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They started really well and then really fell off, which is interesting.
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They were.
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They shot out the game and they were like seven and one or something real quick and then just plummeted.
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The the the Sons aren't exciting.
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Team.
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I wrote a comparison between the sons and Grizzlies.
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A wad bag.
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Memphis went three and one against them this year, Um, but exciting encore in the West.
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The addition of Ricky Rubio, from what I saw was very helpful for them, having ah, true point guard there alongside Devin Book in the back court.
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Really 45 things they grab.
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Aaron Baynes, who made, played a very significant role for them, especially in Doc DeAndre in suspension.
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Um, you know, he was really held down a center spot they had.
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They have a nice young team.
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And then I got Monty Williams, who was one of the most if not the most coveted assistant coaches to become a head coach last year.
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And I think the future is very bright for feeding sons, and I do think they could possibly service a little bit of a rival for us in the future, but they just really gonna fizzled out this year pretty hard.
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But I'm not sure what they could have done.
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You know, in this little tournament, they I think their morale got kind of low once they started losing.
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And then the Timberwolves were kind of a disappointment for a lot of people, especially after they grabbed the low.
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They're expected, try to turn it around and I feel like they never really settled on what they wanted to do.
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I didn't watch a lot of sea wolves.
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I may be wrong thing.
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I was out there to correctly Please do, but I never.
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Whenever I saw that he was play, I didn't really know what their identity was.
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You've got Karl Anthony Towns who is a unicorn.
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As the term has often said, Um, he's an incredible player, and he, um while his defense is still not what people wanted to be, I think he's improved.
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In that end, I think a lot of it was just effort, mental based, um And then you get the low who kind of gets a bad rap.
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In my opinion, I I was high on the low.
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When he was drafted, I thought of the top 45 picture and I draft.
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He had the pious stealing the most potential.
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Um, but he's shuffled around a lot.
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You've been putting a lot of different situations that I think haven't really um, giving him a chance to really truly show what he can actually be on a team when they really buy into what he frames.
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But he also is interesting in the regarded, like he's not a great defensive guard.
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Um, he's not even, I mean, he's a decent passing guard.
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I don't know if you would consider my great defense passing guard.
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Um, I think he can, you know, distribute.
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But I don't know if he's an offensive initiator for in that regard, but very streaky Shooter is, Well, he's got a lot of a lot of things that he does that a lot of people don't really alike out of their guard play and he can play either guard position.
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But I think a lot times he gets put as the lead guard.
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From what I've seen, what I've seen him doing the fast, so I'm not really sure you know what to expect.
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I think, um, they could retool and come back next year and be pretty decent again.
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But I'm just not certain what the changes would have to be in Minnesota for that to happen.
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They were also a team that experience long losing streets this year.
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If I remember correctly, they had to losing streaks of the least nine games, which is not something that happens.
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Figure out and then usually not a good side for your team.
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And I know Kat was banged up later in the year, which which also of course played a role.
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But they were waiting far behind from to make a push or really in my pant Beav even included in this tournament.
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So and then the warriors.
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Uh, what? Pat they've led there probably were seeming the lead.
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They went seven, um, and 15 against these teams, they also played the most game second most games.
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Part of me of anyone here behind the sons. I played 22.
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So just looking at looking at it from this sampling to start, um, it was interesting to me that neither Scotty or Richard even, like mentioned that.
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Okay, we're gonna go with this team.
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You know, nobody in that jump segment ever acknowledged the Grizzlies what they've done except for Rachel.
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And even if for just a split second, And like I said, they immediately shot her down and based it on the scheduling, which, if I understand the concept of this tournament right, the scheduling would be irrelevant.
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It was just not matter, because this is what the compromise of not playing the remaining schedule, but also allowing those teams a chance to make their playoff push Quote unquote, it would be.
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This is how I understand this turned.
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And I think that's very interesting start, um, to a discussion, because once again, you know.
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And then and then I felt also like the jump got attacked on the Eastern Conference at the end, just to kind of be equal the Eastern Conference.
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The Magic were 5.
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5 games up on the Wizard, the Wizard like 24 40 that there's no chance the Magic lose that seat at all, regardless of scheduling.
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I mean, 5.
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5 games with 17 18 games left.
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That's really hard to make up.
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And I really think if the Grizzlies didn't have such a gauntlet of a schedule or if the pelicans on this eight seed, or even if this travelers were in this eight C or like any of the other teams will concede, I don't know if I'm having this conversation right now because I don't feel like the conversation that the main media is happening would take place.
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If things were moved around, you'll be hearing well.
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The Grizzlies are exciting, but they have itself schedule head.
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There's no way they can make this polish or you would hear the pelicans have the easiest schedule ahead of him.
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There's no way they slide.
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You hear all these other different negatives of what happened in different situations, and everybody else wants to talk about hypotheticals.
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Well, I could do the same thing.
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Um, but I was just very frustrated with this segment as a grizzly span because not even about them discussing this. I'm okay.
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I'm okay with Damian Lillard saying he wants a chance to make this foot.
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I'm okay with people wanting a chance toe, because I was looking forward to the stretch myself.
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Those last 18 years, Rose, we're gonna be brutal.
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There's gonna be a lot of frustration.
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That was gonna be a lot of pressure on a young team.
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I was looking forward to that.
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That's what the season is for.
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That's why they play the game.
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But when you see that stopped, everything changed.
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Everybody was looking in my opinion, once again, this is all opinionated.
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Little biased.
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I'll admit it.
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It felt like everyone was looking for ways to take the eighth seed away from Digger's is and I just don't feel like we were even given a chance.
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Despite what we had done.
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I don't feel like people were acknowledging what we had done It was all about what we could have done in a negative five.
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It was, Oh, they came on the All Star break.
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Lost five straight on the road, all against contenders.
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Okay, Yakult turning around pretty quick, done back on track.
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We're winning games before things shut down.
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And then on top of that, the Grizzlies had a have a good record against some of the teams up above with him.
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Some of the things you would have to face again.
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Um, I did another look of the remaining schedule that the Grizzlies had.
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We had to play a game 66 through 82.
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Over those games.
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It would have been in this order on the road.
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Portland, Utah, San Antonio.
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Back to back or not, I don't know the dates, but those next three games we would return home for a matter against.
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Okay, See? Then traveled to Milwaukee to see Yang is in the books.
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Then do a home in a way with the pelicans and we go east or the east with us.
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I should say we'd see Boston, Toronto with the home, then go to Toronto and face them.
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We come home for the next Mavericks.
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Go to Portland, go to Denver, come home for O.
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K. C. And Philly.
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And it were in season in Houston against the Rockets.
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So just looking at those games, um, we would have 123456789 10 11 games against teams in the playoffs already teams above us.
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Then we'd have the Blazer, Spurs, Pelicans twice and Blazers.
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So we've got five games against teams in this proposed tournament.
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So that means they were within 3.
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5 4 games of us.
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And we have one game in his.
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The Knicks, who aren't in contending for any things of lottery picks, right? So, yes, grueling schedule, absolutely grueling schedule.
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Can't.
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I can't sit and said, We're going on to that.
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It's been very hard, but we never know.
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And as I think, all of the arguments for this tournament are based on hypotheticals, if you watch this jump segment, they say Richard Jefferson talks about the Craigslist ad itself.
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Scheduled how the Republicans and easy schedule cool.
00:26:08
But the Pelicans could have just as easily lost those easy games just as well as we could have won those hard game you can't like.
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I don't feel like these other teams should be given an extra chance when they've had 65 chances in advance.
00:26:22
We played 65 games of the season on average, just for it to turn out to be taken away from us.
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That, to me does not seem very fair.
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Um, for us and everybody from my heart.
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It's not fair for the other team, so they don't get to make this push.
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But I'm just in here like you had 65 games or the pushing.
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And yet it would be fun to see ah Final, you know, a March Madness style bracket.
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Let the teams make their pushes in a bracket.
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Cool, be tons of fun.
00:26:53
But at the end of the day, whatever the Warriors come out and going to Cinderella, run and win the whole thing.
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So now you have the worst team in the league, in the etc like that.
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That wasn't that doesn't make sense.
00:27:09
I mean, that that would have seven other teams in front of them rightfully angry seven other fan bases and to me personally, that's not the play for the NBA to make.
00:27:22
I mean, if you go into the playoffs the time where you're supposed to make you dig his money, make your have your highest income, the most popular part of the season.
00:27:32
Why would you wanna risk infuriating seven vain basis? That's a lot of people.
00:27:40
And, um so I'm not even sure you know what to think.
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And it's tough because of the cir***stances.
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I mean, it's These are very unprecedented cir***stances.
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Nothing like this has ever happened.
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I didn't think I would ever see this in my lifetime.
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I don't think I'd ever see a day where there are no sports being played.
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That's how crazy is all this.
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So I know that people in the, you know, Adam Silver martyrdom These people are really trying to help get us back on track.
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But they're so limited because of the cir***stances.
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But at the end of the day, well, I don't know what the best solution is.
00:28:19
They don't know what the best solution is To me, it seems better just to come back and pick up kind of where we left off, if possible.
00:28:27
And what I mean by that is not trying to squeeze in the whole rest of the regular season because that was a lot of games.
00:28:34
And I'm not even sure because Richard Jefferson does make a valid point about how you know you're honest, came out and said he hasn't even been able to hoop.
00:28:43
I mean, that's your reigning MVP and probable repeat and evey saying he has not been able to do so.
00:28:48
You don't want to come out and throw Your Highness or even LeBron or any team straight into the playoff five year.
00:28:55
That's gonna be some ugly basketball.
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You for MBA standpoint.
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But if you come back, give him a few weeks, whether it's too host team practices, maybe even some friendly scrimmage games from one of the exile types, I mean something to get him back into the mindset and then get him in there playing and just keep the seedings. As it Willis.
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We happen there, play ball, and by that sense, we should have that 80 because this is what it all boils down to is the seating everyone wants to discuss.
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I mean, my my timeline this morning has been inflames people arguing back and forth about the fairness and integrity of the game and teams are being given a chance and, like the ultimate boils down to, they had 2/3 3 quarters of a seasoning worth of the chance.
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You know, like the first comment underneath the Jones videos.
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Okay, hear me out.
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A tournament with the top aide season, These conferences starting with the two remaining teams from each conference playing for a championship.
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It's crazy enough that it might work.
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Hashtag sees.
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We're already determined by games played, and that's open what this boils down to.
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But per usual, this is This is not anything new as Memphis Pan, they always try to.
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I mean, I think what you think about is India fans that was watching.
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Think about the last decade from 2007 to 2020.
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Think about what you think about when you think about Memphis Grizzlies, not even me.
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Think about what you think about you probably think grit and grind hard nose play a small market team, No real superstar.
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That's how things work.
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But now, for us to be ahead of schedule on this rebuild, to have a potential franchise superstar for the first time ever in like in this decade, I mean beyond we had talks on and found Saul turned into an eventual champion.
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He was a great player when rookie of the year for us and lead us to the playoffs.
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I love the guy, um, and we had Marc Gasol, his brother, who you know, I grew up with us and formed his career as a grizzly.
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They both won championships after they left us.
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Likes it. I love them.
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Both have no hard feelings, but they both did.
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They both reached the pinnacle outside of Memphis.
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This is the first time, in my personal opinion, where the Grizzlies have had a young core, a young core who could reach that pinnacle as Memphis resist.
00:31:37
John Moran has been nothing short of incredible.
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He's rookie of the year.
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I would say that if I was a Grizzly Span on said that that was a zombie on pelicans fan.
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I would say if I was a Knicks fan and it gets even close.
00:31:49
I think our judge rookie of the year Zion, came back and was incredible, but he was too small a sample size.
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He played less than 1/4 of the season.
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I mean, don't get me wrong, it's not was were historic.
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His numbers are incredible, but here we are.
00:32:05
I mean, even even if we play out the 82 game season, I don't think Zion has enough to.
00:32:11
When the Arcadia Brian Clark draft stood, I was high on him out of Gonzaga Room.
00:32:19
I feel like no one knew about him, except for the realist that heads no disrespect, anyone.
00:32:25
He was an advanced.
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That's darling, you know it doesn't do.
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He's very, uh so where he doesn't just have a lot of emotion.
00:32:35
It always kind of calm under control, came out and had won the most efficient rookie seasons in NBA history, especially in recent memory for his volume. Especially.
00:32:47
He came out and just had some incredible, incredible numbers this year, and, ah, I wrote about him and how when you look at him compared to some of these other players who have matched his efficiency or even exceeded it, none of them did it with the volume of threes he had.
00:33:07
None of them did it with the volume of field goals he had nothing had the playing time he had cause.
00:33:11
The group is like Mason Plumlee Mitchell Robinson in one of the person who I can't remember off time my head.
00:33:21
But those are guys who didn't come out and really have high volume of anything at the beginning of their careers.
00:33:33
And while those guys have turned into very serviceable players, I'm huge on metal.
00:33:37
Robinson Mason Plumlee is a glue guy.
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That a lot of teams could use off the bench is the hustle player.
00:33:43
You know, these These guys are good players.
00:33:45
They've turned into good players.
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But Brandon Clark is doing what they're doing in their third or fourth season as a rookie.
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And so I mean, even if its ceiling is lower than you know Jerry Jackson Jr job Moran.
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He's still insanely good and will be insanely good for this team for a while.
00:34:07
Um, if you keep going down the Russia once again, Jerry Jacks and Unity is our resident unicorn.
00:34:12
I don't think this is over.
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Had a unicorn.
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Um, and he did.
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He was one missed three away this season.
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I looked it up.
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He would make one more.
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Three would have put him in the threshold from joining Kevin Durant as the only player to hit 200 or have 200 three's, Let's end it or made rusher and have a four block percentage, along with a true shooting percentage of 60 At 20 years old, that's insane.
00:34:42
He's the prototypical modern day big, which is once again very unusual for us to having somebody so young.
00:34:49
When we had Marc Gasol blossom into a good player, we traded for a Zebo who was an established, rugged player.
00:34:56
You know, we've had established players come in and we built a few and sent them out.
00:35:02
But this room feels like we could hold on to it and make that final push sometime in the next decade.
00:35:11
We could make that push in the next decade.
00:35:13
I don't see any reason why that couldn't happen in.
00:35:17
There's a lot of hype or round this team in numbers because a lot of fans share that feeling that this team could stay together.
00:35:25
I mean, here you are pieces come and go.
00:35:27
Um, you ask any Memphis fan about Dylan brochure it again.
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You're getting one of two or three different opinions, and that's they're they're pretty split on. Dillon Brooks.
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Um, I personally feel like any champion team needs a Dillon Brooks type of guy.
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Um, he has unlimited amount of confidence.
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He's got the skill to back it up.
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He's a serviceable defender, puts a lot of effort out there.
00:35:53
He'll make some boneheaded plays, will take some boneheaded shots.
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But sometimes you just gotta have a guy with balls to shoot.
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I mean, Dylan burgers and some big shots for the Grizzlies.
00:36:02
And while a lot of people want to see him move down to a six man roll, I wouldn't mind that.
00:36:08
But ultimately, I think they still need to hold on to him.
00:36:11
I mean, they signing for what was it three years? 35 mil? That's a steal.
00:36:17
That's a great move by running front office.
00:36:19
And then, if you want to continue looking down the roster, the fans already loved the anti Mountain.
00:36:26
He's a remnant of Tony Allen, which brings my father everyone loves.
00:36:33
If you look at Josh Jackson, who had a bit of a comeback year, he's actually being tutored by Tony Allen.
00:36:41
Right now, he's a free agent coming up.
00:36:43
Uh, some people think since the Grizzlies won't be able to sign him to as much money, he's gonna walk I am not so sure about that.
00:36:54
Even if you just ask for a short term deal so we can get that next money from somewhere else.
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I don't think he quite turned it it around all the way for a team to take that big gamble on.
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I think we could get him back in a little cheap deal.
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12 year, Um, we found John Supporter, who, for those who don't know, is similar to Nicola Yokich.
00:37:17
In a way, he's got a really get touch passing, post scoring, good screening center, decent rebounder.
00:37:23
He's not an explosive athlete, that he has a very good role.
00:37:27
He could play if he turns into what he can be in many thing for him, just like his brother Michael Ford Jr.
00:37:36
On his health.
00:37:38
You know that that family I saw article discussing their health issue, that whole family has itself line of help.
00:37:45
So hopefully you know, he can come out and be what he projects to be, which would be cool.
00:37:52
Um, you look up and down the roster and you just see guys that could potentially be on a championship roster.
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Memphis, which is very unusual.
00:38:02
Um because even when even during the core for air, people were constantly coming in and out playing one of two seasons and they were gone.
00:38:10
Even some of the better role players we had were one and Dunn's, uh, and you know this This team are here that we have now.
00:38:18
We feel a lot of continuity about and they're growing together.
00:38:23
They're mostly young team, um, and there's a lot of hope, you know, a lot of hope behind that, which is really, really unique.
00:38:33
And I know I've shifted off the jump proposal like my title says, I'm sorry about that, But you know, there's a lot of hope and I it's a tie it all together and, you know, maybe it comes from an end.
00:38:46
One of the main reasons there is so much hope is because of the Grizzlies performance this year.
00:38:52
Being in that eighth late in the season, you know, 65 games played.
00:38:57
Being in the eight seed was not something anyone in Memphis or out saw is being a possibility this year, but it became the reality.
00:39:10
I think Vegas had the Grizzlies at 25 wins preseason, uh, and a lot of fans that I know had already locked in and said, You know, we're rebuilding, Um, but we're still going to support.
00:39:26
You know, John's gonna have some electrical highlights.
00:39:29
Jared is going to take a step.
00:39:32
We're gonna have to find out our bench unit, and all of those are things that happened.
00:39:37
But they happen to an extent that not even a lot of fans saw it coming.
00:39:42
And I don't think the league someone coming the league.
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Also, I'm not a conspiracy theorist.
00:39:47
I'm not saying the NBA's proposing this to rob the Grizzlies.
00:39:50
I'm not saying any of that.
00:39:52
But this season, in a lot of different ways around the league, didn't go as expected.
00:39:56
Zion's injury really cut a lot of stuff out.
00:39:59
The Hawks were supposed to be more competitive.
00:40:01
This is mentioned there just like that.
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The sun's fell off earth.
00:40:05
And if you go out with him to the top, um, I, for one, did not expect the Lakers to turn into what they turned into.
00:40:12
I thought the Lakers would be a 23 maybe even a foresee.
00:40:17
I didn't think there supporting cast around LeBron and A D would be what it's been and it has been, um I knew Frank Vogel was the right higher for them, but he just didn't really fit.
00:40:31
The bill wasn't very Hollywood.
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Um, you know, we so I don't know about for the most part of the league.
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But I knew that Luca was gonna make a step.
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Um, I wasn't sure how him and Poor's English would fit together.
00:40:46
Um, but they turned into a good scene.
00:40:48
If you go outside the east that he were surprised, Um, it was very surprising.
00:40:55
Talented team, hot air exposed Trojan butler.
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I think a lot of people expected that to combust at some point.
00:41:02
Has not.
00:41:03
It's how the herro Kendry nine Duncan Robinson all, uh, had spurts and really get starts at spurts of of performing.
00:41:11
And overall, their impact has helped the he over performed bam howto bios performance.
00:41:16
He's probably most improved player in the league.
00:41:20
If you look at what they've done, if you look at the Celtics, they kind of underperform in some people's eyes.
00:41:26
You know, the league had a lot of surprises you gave him back in the west.
00:41:29
If you look at the Clippers, I don't think anyone expect them not to have a good record, but I don't think they've been is healthy before expecting.
00:41:36
And that's allowed them to not be as good as people are expecting.
00:41:40
You know, the Coop PG experiment, when it's allowed to be on the court, has worked very well, but they haven't had a large sample size off that room.
00:41:51
Um, makes it Sacramento Wonder performs and a lot of people's office.
00:41:55
So Portland definitely underperforms.
00:41:58
Okay, See, you was a good surprise here.
00:42:00
Stones, huh? Older, small ball kind of work.
00:42:05
For a minute there, I was a surprise.
00:42:06
So I think it's really right now and then once he's in the league, shut down The biggest surprise of all.
00:42:12
I think with me.
00:42:13
A lot of people are, you know, expecting more surprises this time or controlled surprises.
00:42:19
And for some reason, they're proposing all these random surprises that seem to always have the Grizzlies be the collateral damage.
00:42:28
Um, you know, if it's a daunting, I'm going back to this jump post cause it's been all over my Tita.
00:42:34
I've been discussing with people all day long, and it's kind of it's kind of frustrating as a fan.
00:42:39
I'm not.
00:42:40
I'm not gonna say I'm not used to it, but, um, just to have them sit here and go on for, you know, four minutes about the Western attorney and then throw in a minute in 18 seconds worth of the East Attorney.
00:42:55
You know that That to me just seems like Okay, Hey, look, we probably just irritated Memphis fans.
00:43:01
Let's add on the East, just make it look equal.
00:43:05
I mean, all the way this this whole thing went down just, you know, like it.
00:43:09
Really? A lot of Grizzlies fans weren't very happy about it all up and down Twitter, including myself.
00:43:16
I just feel like at the end of the day, with all things considered, it would not be fair for the NBA to do something like this.
00:43:29
In my opinion, I mean, I'm open to the idea of tournament stop Lee in the NBA, like in the middle of the season, But I think in such unprecedented cir***stance, the best way for the MBA to come back would be to come back with something they didn't know.
00:43:45
We've had a lot of unknowns, had a lot of stuff.
00:43:46
We don't know, and I think the best way to the comeback is comeback in something established, whether it be running a few likes.
00:43:53
I'd given up to three weeks of practice and happening the playoffs, giving them two weeks of practice, a week of extremist, also, whatever they want to do.
00:44:03
But trying this postseason tournament to determine one seed to me just does not feel like the right move, both as a Grizzlies fan as an MBA fan.
00:44:12
Just looking at it, both from from both sides will be completely subjective or just looking at it, you know, from a ah fan view.
00:44:21
So ultimate.
00:44:22
I think the NBA you should probably just hold their course.
00:44:26
They've said they want to try to emerge as the teams are as a league helps restart things in America.
00:44:32
They said that earlier, Adam Silver told the president that he wants the NBA to lead the way when everything is safe.
00:44:40
So I think that would be a great start.
00:44:43
Just hold what they know.
00:44:44
Come back to something established in concrete.
00:44:46
Instead of more questions.
00:44:49
We're sitting here quarantine, unable to go anywhere, asking questions.
00:44:54
I think by the time we get to that point they were discussing.
00:44:57
September hasn't always away.
00:45:01
When everything's come back to normal, we need to some back into something that's normal.
00:45:06
But with all that said, I've gone for about 45 minutes a little longer than I thought.
00:45:11
Uh, thank you all for coming out.
00:45:13
It's my first time.
00:45:14
I'll be back around here at some point.
00:45:17
Discussing MBA angers these things.
00:45:21
Um, also, if you would like I like So I write for the leads for its media, you can find us at the Leeds for its media, Tom.

Discussing the Jump's Tournament Proposal

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Richmond Bailey Caldwell @RBaileyTLSM

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What's going on? Everybody you bought they, um I'm here for the first time on a SportsCastr.
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It's kind of new.
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Um, similar twitch.
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I stream on switch, so I'm gonna treat it like a stream.
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Um, please bear with me as I may be figuring things out as I go, but I was getting to it, so I titled this disgusting and jumps time.
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Probably because that's what I'm going to get into.
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Um, it's time derive the stream.
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But I also want to start with just a little bit about myself because it is my first time, uh, assuming on SportsCastr.
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So, um, a little about myself, Like 78 Bailey.
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I am, uh ah, sports writer for the lead sports media.
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By my, uh, my name on here and I covered the Memphis Grizzlies.
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That's my favorite basketball team in the NBA.
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Um, lots of discussion going around on the TL on my twitter feeds are right now about the Grizzlies, especially considering but Scottie Pippen and Rachel Nichols and Richard Jefferson spoke about on their one of the more recent ce um, one of the more recent segments talking about the play office and what the N B a.
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Should do when those playoffs.
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And so a lot of Grizzlies fans on my timeline are not very happy with what they said.
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So we're gonna get into that here shortly.
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But Life said, I'm That's pretty much all you need know about me when it comes to this.
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Um, 24 years old, I'm in Athens, Georgia, but, you know, find out more as we go.
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So when he comes to those, I don't know if everyone has seen this segment.
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It's on Twitter because of everyone's remote, of course, and I don't know how I could put it in here without being extreme labs.
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I couldn't figure out how to connect my string labs to this.
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And so, um, if you go to Rachel Nichols is Twitter.
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It was supposed to yesterday at 7:25 p.m.
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Eastern time for me and talking about how Damian Lewis says there should be a turning for the eight seed in the West.
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That's, you know, those concepts been throwing around the NBA's talking about mid season tournament, you know, just trying to ****e things up.
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They've been talking about it for a while and something and see this unprecedented term sites of shutting down the league as a good time to test that.
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That's a fair point.
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I don't disagree with that.
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With it, being like that is very unprecedented, very unique.
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Cir***stances ran and sounded different, said directly.
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We want basketball back that know, No one's gonna disagree with that.
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And, you know, a lot of people are testing things when it comes to extreme.
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It's okay.
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Players tournaments there, screaming, you know, Old games reruns cool.
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All these ideas are great.
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Keep fans interested, keep things going and ultimately does a lot of good for fans.
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We get bored sitting at home all day.
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Can party thanks.
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We had school.
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However, a lot of Grizzlies fans, including myself, don't feel like it's very fair for them to want to play this type of tournament.
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The reason why I say that is because Andrews have happened various things that happened to all these teams that are below us and so and then you look at the schedule and everybody says we don't have the hardest strength of schedule remaining.
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The pelicans have the easiest that guy's eye on back late, the NBA front load of their schedule.
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The travelers have been up.
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Nerd kids that Collins.
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You know, they may move, that's all.
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That's all.
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That's cool, right? By the end of the day, the end of the day if we're gonna talk about Frank, talk about making playoff tournaments, four seeds being close together, right? Because if you look at the seedings, the Grizzlies are 32 33 and they have a 3.
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5 game lead over the Blazers.
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Pelicans and Kings Pelicans became 28 36 the Blazers with 29 37 we'll talk on the Spurs because they were four games back.
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Could have made a pusher, and all those teams could have made a push.
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We could have made a slide.
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Lots of things could have happened.
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But a lot of people defending this tournament are speaking of what could have happened, not what did happen.
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If you watch this.
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Watch this jump segment on Lee once did anyone acknowledge what the Grizzlies had done? And it was Rachel Nichols after Scotty and Richard Jefferson said they thought the Blazers with the Pelicans would win this hype that returned it.
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Rachel Nichols come back said.
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Neither one of you picked the team that actually has a seed.
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Why is that? And then they turn around and cite the schedule, which if we had this tournament, would be relevant.
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It doesn't make any sense to me why they did that side job in a little deeper and did some ****ysis off this proposed 18 tournament.
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And I just like to look to see how those teams have performed against the other teams in that tournament.
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Here's what I found.
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So just doing a general overview, I found the bottom a team's record against those bottom eight teams.
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The Grizzlies played 20 games against teams in that bottom eight.
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Now in 12 and eight.
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They did not get the Pelicans 10 into when they were one of three against the King's.
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Everyone else I have a winning record against.
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They went three and one against Phoenix, three and over against Minnesota to one against the Spurs, one of against its revelations.
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The two warnings the Warriors.
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Okay, so, by comparison, the Trailblazers who everyone's really high on, I understand what I mean.
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David, Louisa, proven clutch leader, seeded McCollum's approve a great second option.
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They've got Whiteside, who's a strong interior Force when he wants to be.
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Um, outside of that, though, I don't really see the hype.
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I mean, they've got Mellow, who is a turnstile on defense and very drinky offense of player.
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He's experience.
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He's a veteran, but I'm not really sure how he moves the needle towards the Blazers in any way, shape or form.
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They added Trevor a reason after a very bad state with the Kings, he has played better with Portland in that system.
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But I'm still not certain how at this point he moved the needle towards them a lot more.
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They went eight and 21 against the teams in this proposed turn him, the Grizzlies weaken once.
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The pelicans slept them for oh, Then they beat the Kings Once of the one game they play one against the Spurs, they went one on one against the Sons to one running is the Timberwolves and two and two against the Warriors.
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No part of me to warn against the Warriors to two against the Suns.
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It's not I mean eight and 13.
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That's like 38 1 but they have the worst win percentage of any team in that proposed tournament against teams in the tournament, and I mean, yeah, they played, You know, that means they beat some of the better teams in the league to get what they walk where they are.
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But if they can't beat the bad teams more than half the time, if why would we think they would be a better eight seats and the Grizzlies, So they have to go to the Pelicans? The pelicans of all the teams here played the second fewest games against teams in this tournament.
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They played 17 games against teams in this tournament.
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The Spurs played 16 games.
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Those the lowest totals.
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They went 12 and five.
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Makes sense because when you're a team construct, as the Falcons are, I think I think the pelicans are very strongly constructed.
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Team branding was legitimate.
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Superstar Lonzo Ball is a great to a point guard and do a little everything.
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I'm huge on Drew.
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Holiday have been huge on him for a long time in his career, gets a little underrated.
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In my opinion, Derrick favors is strong center of power for have you any using? I like Jackson Hayes as a rookie.
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I think They're very well, something.
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Of course you have his eye on in the middle of all that.
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Even though we came like they went 12 and 17 these games, they had the highest record.
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That's about a 70.
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61% you're interested in knowing that, um, they swept Portland for Oh, maybe the Grizzlies.
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Both games they played, they beat the Kings once they lost to the Spurs and only match it played.
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Pretty sure that designs debut game when we get the four trees.
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And then they wanted one against the sons to one running.
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It's the T Wolves and two on two against the Warriors.
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That was the Pelicans record.
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So they had a strong chance to win this turn hypothetically.
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But by May knock against the pelicans, which is I am biased towards the Grizzlies out looking.
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I was dead, and it's probably gonna show in some of this, So please forgive me, but I mean, I'm here to defend my team ultimately, but if you look at the pelicans, the main issue with their schedule is a massive losing streak.
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They will know they went on a month long losing streak.
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How many games is 13 in a row from November 23rd to December 17th.
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So they lost the Jazz.
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The Clippers, Lakers Thunder back to back.
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Mavericks sons.
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Mavericks again.
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Pistons Bucks.
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Six is Magic and Nets.
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So it's break.
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Let's break down that 13 game losing streak they lost to the Jets.
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Jazz are strong team.
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They kind of under performing this year, but there's still a strong team.
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Will go bears A great defensive player.
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Donald Mitchell is, you know, a budding superstar.
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Joe Ingles. Strong rope.
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But they have a very surely constructed team.
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Some people see them as a Western Conference finals. Dark horse.
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Not a bad loss loss about eat.
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They turn around back to back, both on the road.
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Lost in the Clippers.
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Understandable young team.
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Back to back.
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Was that about a month and 1/2 into the season, Back to back playoff teams on the road? Understand what? Then they come back home, lost in the Lakers by four back home on three days rest.
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Lakers were dug in, not understandable loss.
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Then they go to, in a way, a way home.
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Siri's against the dungeon, which they lost by five and lost by three.
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Those are very tight games like the Pelicans were were competitive.
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I'm not gonna lie.
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They're competitive.
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A team or not.
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I'm not saying they're bad team, but and then they get through December.
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They lose the game to the Mavericks, about 20 points at home.
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Then they lose in overtime games with Sons by seven points.
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That's when you gotta win.
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They lose the Mavericks again on the road by 46.
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Is that right? Get 46.
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They were six and 17 at this point, and then I go back home.
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Lucida Pistons by two.
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Then they go to Milwaukee, lose by 15 go to Philadelphia and lose by seven Lucida Magic at home and then moves to the Nets home.
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These are all that's a 13 game losing streak that you can't defend something.
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Oh, yeah, I thought you and so long.
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So 13 game losing streak that you really I have to look at it as a big deal.
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If you want to be a playoff contender team after that loser, never six and 22 six and 22 don't get me wrong, they turn the season back around.
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After that, they ended up at 28 36 right? Totally fair.
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They had a great setting push.
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But if you want to make a playoff push, you have to get it on a little sooner.
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And that's that 13 game Rooster is the main reason they were *******s.
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They work, and so that's a tough call.
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And then if you go back and look at it, see if you look at the Kings.
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They were 13 and eight against teams in this bracket.
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The candy's game on literally had some identity issues at first with Luke Walton's new system still not sure why they moved on from Dave Yeager and let them in a great spot.
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But you know, I'm not running the team.
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They went three and one against Memphis to into against Portland's Oh, and warn against New Orleans.
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One a one against San Antonio to two against Phoenix to win one against Minnesota and three no against going state.
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Now, ultimately, in this playoff tournament thing, I don't think Minnesota and going stay should even be involved was leaves and awkward five teams, I think, realistically speaking, if they do this, which we don't even know if they're gonna play anymore this season for what it's worth, but if they do this, it religiously should just be Memphis, Portland, New Orleans and Sacramento.
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But they discussed the whole late, which is why I looked at all eight.
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So Sacrament with 13 and eight.
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So they had the second highest 1% and they had the second highest number of games played in the circle.
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So 13 8 they want good.
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You know, the night they came on late, like I said.
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But there they started the season really rough.
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I mean, Luke, what? And really just kind of didn't really do that well with this young group.
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They made an identity last year.
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Flaying quick, playing fast, getting out on the brakes went along transition.
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And he really just kind of step back from that and tried to make them or something that they weren't.
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And then some of their moves that they made to maybe try to fortify the roster didn't quite work out.
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Trevor Rees.
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I got to where he couldn't shoot for nothing and then wasn't playing the defense they wanted from him.
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Dwayne Dedmon was unhappy in his minutes.
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So lots of different things going on with the Kings that started off for him.
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They came on strong.
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Really? All these seams here they were discussing kind of did that.
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They kind of started stolen.
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It came off someone find themselves because a lot of them were younger teams.
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You know, I'm not Hold that against anyone, but I don't like the fact that we're coming into this late season under these crazy cir***stances and worrying about what has what would have what could have been instead of what has happened.
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That that's why I'm here talking about this.
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So So, Like I said, the king's played welding is these old teams.
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They probably are one of the older, younger teams.
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That makes sense.
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I don't know their exact where they fit in the average age, but you know, the foxes.
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What 1/3 year player? Um, who else they have out there? I mean, you know, all the kings have body heals out there.
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He's been around for a couple years.
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Um, he got benched for Bogdanovich, who, while being it was not old, not young, but he also has a lot of overseas experience.
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So I have some pretty experienced players.
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So they're, you know, they they should be winning these games as well.
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Um, the Spurs is really just time for the Spurs not to be in the playoffs after their dynasty ruin.
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They went 18 8 against these teams, which is about to be expected, um, one into against Memphis in Portland.
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Wanna know against the pelicans? One and one against the Kings to morning is the sons.
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They went Oh, into versus Minnesota and to Ah, no versus Golden State.
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Um, there's not really a whole lot to say about the Spurs.
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They're pretty well do***ented.
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Team.
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Um, you got two of the greatest mid range players, if not the two best men range plate, well, to investment.
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Arrange players in the league.
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Is your primary options on offense and you've got a They're not as old as they have them, but they still just feel old.
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I feel like that's just the Spurs effect.
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They've got, you know, one of the greatest, if not the greatest head coach, an MBA.
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His dream, Despite what Artie Ellison poll says, um, you know, So they had an interesting spot.
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Spurs are so therefore games back right now, Lex, I don't know if they would be included in a shortened tournament, as many have proposed that the job included them.
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They're right in the middle.
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So I mean that, like their 88 there's not really a lot to say towards the Spurs.
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I would say they could have been a dark horse, and that's ornament just because of their experience and their coaching.
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Um, but, you know, they also had the fourth highest win percentage of the group.
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So that's worth noting.
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Next team would have been the sons who went 11 and 12 which was honestly, better than I was expecting.
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They we're kind of the opposite of the scenes.
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They started really well and then really fell off, which is interesting.
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They were.
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They shot out the game and they were like seven and one or something real quick and then just plummeted.
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The the the Sons aren't exciting.
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Team.
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I wrote a comparison between the sons and Grizzlies.
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A wad bag.
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Memphis went three and one against them this year, Um, but exciting encore in the West.
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The addition of Ricky Rubio, from what I saw was very helpful for them, having ah, true point guard there alongside Devin Book in the back court.
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Really 45 things they grab.
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Aaron Baynes, who made, played a very significant role for them, especially in Doc DeAndre in suspension.
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Um, you know, he was really held down a center spot they had.
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They have a nice young team.
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And then I got Monty Williams, who was one of the most if not the most coveted assistant coaches to become a head coach last year.
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And I think the future is very bright for feeding sons, and I do think they could possibly service a little bit of a rival for us in the future, but they just really gonna fizzled out this year pretty hard.
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But I'm not sure what they could have done.
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You know, in this little tournament, they I think their morale got kind of low once they started losing.
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And then the Timberwolves were kind of a disappointment for a lot of people, especially after they grabbed the low.
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They're expected, try to turn it around and I feel like they never really settled on what they wanted to do.
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I didn't watch a lot of sea wolves.
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I may be wrong thing.
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I was out there to correctly Please do, but I never.
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Whenever I saw that he was play, I didn't really know what their identity was.
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You've got Karl Anthony Towns who is a unicorn.
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As the term has often said, Um, he's an incredible player, and he, um while his defense is still not what people wanted to be, I think he's improved.
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In that end, I think a lot of it was just effort, mental based, um And then you get the low who kind of gets a bad rap.
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In my opinion, I I was high on the low.
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When he was drafted, I thought of the top 45 picture and I draft.
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He had the pious stealing the most potential.
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Um, but he's shuffled around a lot.
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You've been putting a lot of different situations that I think haven't really um, giving him a chance to really truly show what he can actually be on a team when they really buy into what he frames.
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But he also is interesting in the regarded, like he's not a great defensive guard.
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Um, he's not even, I mean, he's a decent passing guard.
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I don't know if you would consider my great defense passing guard.
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Um, I think he can, you know, distribute.
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But I don't know if he's an offensive initiator for in that regard, but very streaky Shooter is, Well, he's got a lot of a lot of things that he does that a lot of people don't really alike out of their guard play and he can play either guard position.
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But I think a lot times he gets put as the lead guard.
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From what I've seen, what I've seen him doing the fast, so I'm not really sure you know what to expect.
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I think, um, they could retool and come back next year and be pretty decent again.
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But I'm just not certain what the changes would have to be in Minnesota for that to happen.
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They were also a team that experience long losing streets this year.
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If I remember correctly, they had to losing streaks of the least nine games, which is not something that happens.
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Figure out and then usually not a good side for your team.
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And I know Kat was banged up later in the year, which which also of course played a role.
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But they were waiting far behind from to make a push or really in my pant Beav even included in this tournament.
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So and then the warriors.
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Uh, what? Pat they've led there probably were seeming the lead.
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They went seven, um, and 15 against these teams, they also played the most game second most games.
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Part of me of anyone here behind the sons. I played 22.
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So just looking at looking at it from this sampling to start, um, it was interesting to me that neither Scotty or Richard even, like mentioned that.
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Okay, we're gonna go with this team.
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You know, nobody in that jump segment ever acknowledged the Grizzlies what they've done except for Rachel.
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And even if for just a split second, And like I said, they immediately shot her down and based it on the scheduling, which, if I understand the concept of this tournament right, the scheduling would be irrelevant.
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It was just not matter, because this is what the compromise of not playing the remaining schedule, but also allowing those teams a chance to make their playoff push Quote unquote, it would be.
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This is how I understand this turned.
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And I think that's very interesting start, um, to a discussion, because once again, you know.
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And then and then I felt also like the jump got attacked on the Eastern Conference at the end, just to kind of be equal the Eastern Conference.
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The Magic were 5.
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5 games up on the Wizard, the Wizard like 24 40 that there's no chance the Magic lose that seat at all, regardless of scheduling.
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I mean, 5.
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5 games with 17 18 games left.
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That's really hard to make up.
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And I really think if the Grizzlies didn't have such a gauntlet of a schedule or if the pelicans on this eight seed, or even if this travelers were in this eight C or like any of the other teams will concede, I don't know if I'm having this conversation right now because I don't feel like the conversation that the main media is happening would take place.
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If things were moved around, you'll be hearing well.
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The Grizzlies are exciting, but they have itself schedule head.
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There's no way they can make this polish or you would hear the pelicans have the easiest schedule ahead of him.
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There's no way they slide.
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You hear all these other different negatives of what happened in different situations, and everybody else wants to talk about hypotheticals.
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Well, I could do the same thing.
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Um, but I was just very frustrated with this segment as a grizzly span because not even about them discussing this. I'm okay.
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I'm okay with Damian Lillard saying he wants a chance to make this foot.
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I'm okay with people wanting a chance toe, because I was looking forward to the stretch myself.
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Those last 18 years, Rose, we're gonna be brutal.
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There's gonna be a lot of frustration.
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That was gonna be a lot of pressure on a young team.
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I was looking forward to that.
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That's what the season is for.
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That's why they play the game.
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But when you see that stopped, everything changed.
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Everybody was looking in my opinion, once again, this is all opinionated.
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Little biased.
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I'll admit it.
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It felt like everyone was looking for ways to take the eighth seed away from Digger's is and I just don't feel like we were even given a chance.
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Despite what we had done.
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I don't feel like people were acknowledging what we had done It was all about what we could have done in a negative five.
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It was, Oh, they came on the All Star break.
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Lost five straight on the road, all against contenders.
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Okay, Yakult turning around pretty quick, done back on track.
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We're winning games before things shut down.
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And then on top of that, the Grizzlies had a have a good record against some of the teams up above with him.
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Some of the things you would have to face again.
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Um, I did another look of the remaining schedule that the Grizzlies had.
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We had to play a game 66 through 82.
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Over those games.
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It would have been in this order on the road.
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Portland, Utah, San Antonio.
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Back to back or not, I don't know the dates, but those next three games we would return home for a matter against.
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Okay, See? Then traveled to Milwaukee to see Yang is in the books.
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Then do a home in a way with the pelicans and we go east or the east with us.
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I should say we'd see Boston, Toronto with the home, then go to Toronto and face them.
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We come home for the next Mavericks.
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Go to Portland, go to Denver, come home for O.
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K. C. And Philly.
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And it were in season in Houston against the Rockets.
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So just looking at those games, um, we would have 123456789 10 11 games against teams in the playoffs already teams above us.
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Then we'd have the Blazer, Spurs, Pelicans twice and Blazers.
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So we've got five games against teams in this proposed tournament.
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So that means they were within 3.
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5 4 games of us.
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And we have one game in his.
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The Knicks, who aren't in contending for any things of lottery picks, right? So, yes, grueling schedule, absolutely grueling schedule.
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Can't.
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I can't sit and said, We're going on to that.
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It's been very hard, but we never know.
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And as I think, all of the arguments for this tournament are based on hypotheticals, if you watch this jump segment, they say Richard Jefferson talks about the Craigslist ad itself.
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Scheduled how the Republicans and easy schedule cool.
00:26:08
But the Pelicans could have just as easily lost those easy games just as well as we could have won those hard game you can't like.
00:26:14
I don't feel like these other teams should be given an extra chance when they've had 65 chances in advance.
00:26:22
We played 65 games of the season on average, just for it to turn out to be taken away from us.
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That, to me does not seem very fair.
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Um, for us and everybody from my heart.
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It's not fair for the other team, so they don't get to make this push.
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But I'm just in here like you had 65 games or the pushing.
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And yet it would be fun to see ah Final, you know, a March Madness style bracket.
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Let the teams make their pushes in a bracket.
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Cool, be tons of fun.
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But at the end of the day, whatever the Warriors come out and going to Cinderella, run and win the whole thing.
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So now you have the worst team in the league, in the etc like that.
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That wasn't that doesn't make sense.
00:27:09
I mean, that that would have seven other teams in front of them rightfully angry seven other fan bases and to me personally, that's not the play for the NBA to make.
00:27:22
I mean, if you go into the playoffs the time where you're supposed to make you dig his money, make your have your highest income, the most popular part of the season.
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Why would you wanna risk infuriating seven vain basis? That's a lot of people.
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And, um so I'm not even sure you know what to think.
00:27:45
And it's tough because of the cir***stances.
00:27:48
I mean, it's These are very unprecedented cir***stances.
00:27:50
Nothing like this has ever happened.
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I didn't think I would ever see this in my lifetime.
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I don't think I'd ever see a day where there are no sports being played.
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That's how crazy is all this.
00:28:01
So I know that people in the, you know, Adam Silver martyrdom These people are really trying to help get us back on track.
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But they're so limited because of the cir***stances.
00:28:13
But at the end of the day, well, I don't know what the best solution is.
00:28:19
They don't know what the best solution is To me, it seems better just to come back and pick up kind of where we left off, if possible.
00:28:27
And what I mean by that is not trying to squeeze in the whole rest of the regular season because that was a lot of games.
00:28:34
And I'm not even sure because Richard Jefferson does make a valid point about how you know you're honest, came out and said he hasn't even been able to hoop.
00:28:43
I mean, that's your reigning MVP and probable repeat and evey saying he has not been able to do so.
00:28:48
You don't want to come out and throw Your Highness or even LeBron or any team straight into the playoff five year.
00:28:55
That's gonna be some ugly basketball.
00:28:56
You for MBA standpoint.
00:28:59
But if you come back, give him a few weeks, whether it's too host team practices, maybe even some friendly scrimmage games from one of the exile types, I mean something to get him back into the mindset and then get him in there playing and just keep the seedings. As it Willis.
00:29:18
We happen there, play ball, and by that sense, we should have that 80 because this is what it all boils down to is the seating everyone wants to discuss.
00:29:27
I mean, my my timeline this morning has been inflames people arguing back and forth about the fairness and integrity of the game and teams are being given a chance and, like the ultimate boils down to, they had 2/3 3 quarters of a seasoning worth of the chance.
00:29:47
You know, like the first comment underneath the Jones videos.
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Okay, hear me out.
00:29:51
A tournament with the top aide season, These conferences starting with the two remaining teams from each conference playing for a championship.
00:29:57
It's crazy enough that it might work.
00:29:59
Hashtag sees.
00:30:00
We're already determined by games played, and that's open what this boils down to.
00:30:05
But per usual, this is This is not anything new as Memphis Pan, they always try to.
00:30:13
I mean, I think what you think about is India fans that was watching.
00:30:17
Think about the last decade from 2007 to 2020.
00:30:21
Think about what you think about when you think about Memphis Grizzlies, not even me.
00:30:24
Think about what you think about you probably think grit and grind hard nose play a small market team, No real superstar.
00:30:34
That's how things work.
00:30:37
But now, for us to be ahead of schedule on this rebuild, to have a potential franchise superstar for the first time ever in like in this decade, I mean beyond we had talks on and found Saul turned into an eventual champion.
00:30:55
He was a great player when rookie of the year for us and lead us to the playoffs.
00:30:59
I love the guy, um, and we had Marc Gasol, his brother, who you know, I grew up with us and formed his career as a grizzly.
00:31:08
They both won championships after they left us.
00:31:14
Likes it. I love them.
00:31:15
Both have no hard feelings, but they both did.
00:31:19
They both reached the pinnacle outside of Memphis.
00:31:23
This is the first time, in my personal opinion, where the Grizzlies have had a young core, a young core who could reach that pinnacle as Memphis resist.
00:31:37
John Moran has been nothing short of incredible.
00:31:39
He's rookie of the year.
00:31:41
I would say that if I was a Grizzly Span on said that that was a zombie on pelicans fan.
00:31:45
I would say if I was a Knicks fan and it gets even close.
00:31:49
I think our judge rookie of the year Zion, came back and was incredible, but he was too small a sample size.
00:31:56
He played less than 1/4 of the season.
00:31:59
I mean, don't get me wrong, it's not was were historic.
00:32:01
His numbers are incredible, but here we are.
00:32:05
I mean, even even if we play out the 82 game season, I don't think Zion has enough to.
00:32:11
When the Arcadia Brian Clark draft stood, I was high on him out of Gonzaga Room.
00:32:19
I feel like no one knew about him, except for the realist that heads no disrespect, anyone.
00:32:25
He was an advanced.
00:32:27
That's darling, you know it doesn't do.
00:32:31
He's very, uh so where he doesn't just have a lot of emotion.
00:32:35
It always kind of calm under control, came out and had won the most efficient rookie seasons in NBA history, especially in recent memory for his volume. Especially.
00:32:47
He came out and just had some incredible, incredible numbers this year, and, ah, I wrote about him and how when you look at him compared to some of these other players who have matched his efficiency or even exceeded it, none of them did it with the volume of threes he had.
00:33:07
None of them did it with the volume of field goals he had nothing had the playing time he had cause.
00:33:11
The group is like Mason Plumlee Mitchell Robinson in one of the person who I can't remember off time my head.
00:33:21
But those are guys who didn't come out and really have high volume of anything at the beginning of their careers.
00:33:33
And while those guys have turned into very serviceable players, I'm huge on metal.
00:33:37
Robinson Mason Plumlee is a glue guy.
00:33:39
That a lot of teams could use off the bench is the hustle player.
00:33:43
You know, these These guys are good players.
00:33:45
They've turned into good players.
00:33:46
But Brandon Clark is doing what they're doing in their third or fourth season as a rookie.
00:33:52
And so I mean, even if its ceiling is lower than you know Jerry Jackson Jr job Moran.
00:34:00
He's still insanely good and will be insanely good for this team for a while.
00:34:07
Um, if you keep going down the Russia once again, Jerry Jacks and Unity is our resident unicorn.
00:34:12
I don't think this is over.
00:34:13
Had a unicorn.
00:34:15
Um, and he did.
00:34:17
He was one missed three away this season.
00:34:20
I looked it up.
00:34:21
He would make one more.
00:34:22
Three would have put him in the threshold from joining Kevin Durant as the only player to hit 200 or have 200 three's, Let's end it or made rusher and have a four block percentage, along with a true shooting percentage of 60 At 20 years old, that's insane.
00:34:42
He's the prototypical modern day big, which is once again very unusual for us to having somebody so young.
00:34:49
When we had Marc Gasol blossom into a good player, we traded for a Zebo who was an established, rugged player.
00:34:56
You know, we've had established players come in and we built a few and sent them out.
00:35:02
But this room feels like we could hold on to it and make that final push sometime in the next decade.
00:35:11
We could make that push in the next decade.
00:35:13
I don't see any reason why that couldn't happen in.
00:35:17
There's a lot of hype or round this team in numbers because a lot of fans share that feeling that this team could stay together.
00:35:25
I mean, here you are pieces come and go.
00:35:27
Um, you ask any Memphis fan about Dylan brochure it again.
00:35:31
You're getting one of two or three different opinions, and that's they're they're pretty split on. Dillon Brooks.
00:35:37
Um, I personally feel like any champion team needs a Dillon Brooks type of guy.
00:35:43
Um, he has unlimited amount of confidence.
00:35:47
He's got the skill to back it up.
00:35:49
He's a serviceable defender, puts a lot of effort out there.
00:35:53
He'll make some boneheaded plays, will take some boneheaded shots.
00:35:56
But sometimes you just gotta have a guy with balls to shoot.
00:36:00
I mean, Dylan burgers and some big shots for the Grizzlies.
00:36:02
And while a lot of people want to see him move down to a six man roll, I wouldn't mind that.
00:36:08
But ultimately, I think they still need to hold on to him.
00:36:11
I mean, they signing for what was it three years? 35 mil? That's a steal.
00:36:17
That's a great move by running front office.
00:36:19
And then, if you want to continue looking down the roster, the fans already loved the anti Mountain.
00:36:26
He's a remnant of Tony Allen, which brings my father everyone loves.
00:36:33
If you look at Josh Jackson, who had a bit of a comeback year, he's actually being tutored by Tony Allen.
00:36:41
Right now, he's a free agent coming up.
00:36:43
Uh, some people think since the Grizzlies won't be able to sign him to as much money, he's gonna walk I am not so sure about that.
00:36:54
Even if you just ask for a short term deal so we can get that next money from somewhere else.
00:36:59
I don't think he quite turned it it around all the way for a team to take that big gamble on.
00:37:05
I think we could get him back in a little cheap deal.
00:37:07
12 year, Um, we found John Supporter, who, for those who don't know, is similar to Nicola Yokich.
00:37:17
In a way, he's got a really get touch passing, post scoring, good screening center, decent rebounder.
00:37:23
He's not an explosive athlete, that he has a very good role.
00:37:27
He could play if he turns into what he can be in many thing for him, just like his brother Michael Ford Jr.
00:37:36
On his health.
00:37:38
You know that that family I saw article discussing their health issue, that whole family has itself line of help.
00:37:45
So hopefully you know, he can come out and be what he projects to be, which would be cool.
00:37:52
Um, you look up and down the roster and you just see guys that could potentially be on a championship roster.
00:38:00
Memphis, which is very unusual.
00:38:02
Um because even when even during the core for air, people were constantly coming in and out playing one of two seasons and they were gone.
00:38:10
Even some of the better role players we had were one and Dunn's, uh, and you know this This team are here that we have now.
00:38:18
We feel a lot of continuity about and they're growing together.
00:38:23
They're mostly young team, um, and there's a lot of hope, you know, a lot of hope behind that, which is really, really unique.
00:38:33
And I know I've shifted off the jump proposal like my title says, I'm sorry about that, But you know, there's a lot of hope and I it's a tie it all together and, you know, maybe it comes from an end.
00:38:46
One of the main reasons there is so much hope is because of the Grizzlies performance this year.
00:38:52
Being in that eighth late in the season, you know, 65 games played.
00:38:57
Being in the eight seed was not something anyone in Memphis or out saw is being a possibility this year, but it became the reality.
00:39:10
I think Vegas had the Grizzlies at 25 wins preseason, uh, and a lot of fans that I know had already locked in and said, You know, we're rebuilding, Um, but we're still going to support.
00:39:26
You know, John's gonna have some electrical highlights.
00:39:29
Jared is going to take a step.
00:39:32
We're gonna have to find out our bench unit, and all of those are things that happened.
00:39:37
But they happen to an extent that not even a lot of fans saw it coming.
00:39:42
And I don't think the league someone coming the league.
00:39:44
Also, I'm not a conspiracy theorist.
00:39:47
I'm not saying the NBA's proposing this to rob the Grizzlies.
00:39:50
I'm not saying any of that.
00:39:52
But this season, in a lot of different ways around the league, didn't go as expected.
00:39:56
Zion's injury really cut a lot of stuff out.
00:39:59
The Hawks were supposed to be more competitive.
00:40:01
This is mentioned there just like that.
00:40:04
The sun's fell off earth.
00:40:05
And if you go out with him to the top, um, I, for one, did not expect the Lakers to turn into what they turned into.
00:40:12
I thought the Lakers would be a 23 maybe even a foresee.
00:40:17
I didn't think there supporting cast around LeBron and A D would be what it's been and it has been, um I knew Frank Vogel was the right higher for them, but he just didn't really fit.
00:40:31
The bill wasn't very Hollywood.
00:40:33
Um, you know, we so I don't know about for the most part of the league.
00:40:38
But I knew that Luca was gonna make a step.
00:40:41
Um, I wasn't sure how him and Poor's English would fit together.
00:40:46
Um, but they turned into a good scene.
00:40:48
If you go outside the east that he were surprised, Um, it was very surprising.
00:40:55
Talented team, hot air exposed Trojan butler.
00:40:58
I think a lot of people expected that to combust at some point.
00:41:02
Has not.
00:41:03
It's how the herro Kendry nine Duncan Robinson all, uh, had spurts and really get starts at spurts of of performing.
00:41:11
And overall, their impact has helped the he over performed bam howto bios performance.
00:41:16
He's probably most improved player in the league.
00:41:20
If you look at what they've done, if you look at the Celtics, they kind of underperform in some people's eyes.
00:41:26
You know, the league had a lot of surprises you gave him back in the west.
00:41:29
If you look at the Clippers, I don't think anyone expect them not to have a good record, but I don't think they've been is healthy before expecting.
00:41:36
And that's allowed them to not be as good as people are expecting.
00:41:40
You know, the Coop PG experiment, when it's allowed to be on the court, has worked very well, but they haven't had a large sample size off that room.
00:41:51
Um, makes it Sacramento Wonder performs and a lot of people's office.
00:41:55
So Portland definitely underperforms.
00:41:58
Okay, See, you was a good surprise here.
00:42:00
Stones, huh? Older, small ball kind of work.
00:42:05
For a minute there, I was a surprise.
00:42:06
So I think it's really right now and then once he's in the league, shut down The biggest surprise of all.
00:42:12
I think with me.
00:42:13
A lot of people are, you know, expecting more surprises this time or controlled surprises.
00:42:19
And for some reason, they're proposing all these random surprises that seem to always have the Grizzlies be the collateral damage.
00:42:28
Um, you know, if it's a daunting, I'm going back to this jump post cause it's been all over my Tita.
00:42:34
I've been discussing with people all day long, and it's kind of it's kind of frustrating as a fan.
00:42:39
I'm not.
00:42:40
I'm not gonna say I'm not used to it, but, um, just to have them sit here and go on for, you know, four minutes about the Western attorney and then throw in a minute in 18 seconds worth of the East Attorney.
00:42:55
You know that That to me just seems like Okay, Hey, look, we probably just irritated Memphis fans.
00:43:01
Let's add on the East, just make it look equal.
00:43:05
I mean, all the way this this whole thing went down just, you know, like it.
00:43:09
Really? A lot of Grizzlies fans weren't very happy about it all up and down Twitter, including myself.
00:43:16
I just feel like at the end of the day, with all things considered, it would not be fair for the NBA to do something like this.
00:43:29
In my opinion, I mean, I'm open to the idea of tournament stop Lee in the NBA, like in the middle of the season, But I think in such unprecedented cir***stance, the best way for the MBA to come back would be to come back with something they didn't know.
00:43:45
We've had a lot of unknowns, had a lot of stuff.
00:43:46
We don't know, and I think the best way to the comeback is comeback in something established, whether it be running a few likes.
00:43:53
I'd given up to three weeks of practice and happening the playoffs, giving them two weeks of practice, a week of extremist, also, whatever they want to do.
00:44:03
But trying this postseason tournament to determine one seed to me just does not feel like the right move, both as a Grizzlies fan as an MBA fan.
00:44:12
Just looking at it, both from from both sides will be completely subjective or just looking at it, you know, from a ah fan view.
00:44:21
So ultimate.
00:44:22
I think the NBA you should probably just hold their course.
00:44:26
They've said they want to try to emerge as the teams are as a league helps restart things in America.
00:44:32
They said that earlier, Adam Silver told the president that he wants the NBA to lead the way when everything is safe.
00:44:40
So I think that would be a great start.
00:44:43
Just hold what they know.
00:44:44
Come back to something established in concrete.
00:44:46
Instead of more questions.
00:44:49
We're sitting here quarantine, unable to go anywhere, asking questions.
00:44:54
I think by the time we get to that point they were discussing.
00:44:57
September hasn't always away.
00:45:01
When everything's come back to normal, we need to some back into something that's normal.
00:45:06
But with all that said, I've gone for about 45 minutes a little longer than I thought.
00:45:11
Uh, thank you all for coming out.
00:45:13
It's my first time.
00:45:14
I'll be back around here at some point.
00:45:17
Discussing MBA angers these things.
00:45:21
Um, also, if you would like I like So I write for the leads for its media, you can find us at the Leeds for its media, Tom.

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