Memphis got even Weaker Traded Speights

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jarca
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Yes, i hate that guy. good news for the clippers if they meet in the playoff

BenjaSands
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This guy sucked but always played like if he was a Superstar against us. We could already beat the Grizzlies with him so it should be even easier without him

CapsNClips
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Wow, uh they gave up their only players on the bench that produce anything? They already had a terrible bench but now it's just sad, John Leur has a very slim chance of becoming a good NBA player although he is similar to Ryan Anderson.

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They gave up Speights, Ellington and Selby, all good role players and also two picks. They did it to get out of luxury tax. But they are also about to sign Delonte West and a couple Euro players. Still Memphis lost the trade.

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Hoops Hype says Vujacic is staying. Does not have an NBA out in contract

LotsoHope
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Speights has not been producing this season, I don't see this trade as a huge loss for the Grizz. West could be a dangerous replacement, pretty widely known that the Grizz do miss Mayo's backcourt bench production, despite his inconsistency last season. Net result - they're roughly the same team, I'm not worried nor ecstatic about how this will affect our postseason chances.

JoeClipplet
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I hate them even more with their darn fans, and now DELONTE WEST... Easy team to hate now.

tense2
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Basically it's a trade to get out from under the tax for Memphis. Cleveland got bodies, but not much else except the 1st round pick. Meh..

TheDude
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good to see they obviously got weaker. Doesn't matter a whole lot since we own them but it could shorten our second round PO series if we end up with the #1 seed and get them after we destroy Utah...Speights is a pretty good player and somehow Ellington started to be decent as well.

Definitely a big win for us, S.A., and OKC. Just makes the gap between the top 3 and the rest even bigger.

I just don't want to laugh at them too much because we may be forced to make a similar move in the next couple years depending on how the roster shapes up vs. the cap.

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And out of all of the players involved in the trade, Delonte is probably the best. He'll help them a lot, especially when they get into long offensive funks. He's fearless and a true deep threat.

LotsoHope
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Considering some of the headcases on their roster (namely ZBo and up until recently Speights), signing West just seems natural.

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watch out guys, they get Sasha "The Machine" Vujacic lmao

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Speights doesn't suck at all. This was a clear cut salary cap move and I think it was possibly done to keep Randolph and Gay on the team. I think Memphis probably figures they fair better with a starting 5 of Conley, Allen, Gay, Z-Bo and Gasol than they do without 1 or both of Gay or Randolph.

Mistwell
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Speights does not suck. He is 0.2 points worse in PER than DeAndre Jordan (16.2 PER). He's an above-average starter-level player. I'd love to have him instead of Turiaf.

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speights is a solid backup pf. he can shoot, he can bang a bit.

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Its not the Grizzlies I'm worried about... Its the Warriors, those cats can straight out beat us... Embarassed

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We just don't match up at all against them, and seem to play tentative a lot in huge chunks of time

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again, the warriors will have to deal with the high likelihood they will have to open here in LA. yes they beat us, in a close game the first time. but then we destroyed them. add that billups and hill havent been involved in those games. it will be a tough series, but we outlast them

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