Tuesday, June 09, 2009

An Offer They Can't Refuse

The Grizzlies must make the Clippers an offer they can't refuse.


They must trade the #2 pick, Rudy Gay, and next year's first round pick for Blake Griffin and whatever contract the Clippers want to get rid of the most.

It's the only way.

There are three things I know:

1. The Grizzlies cannot go into next season without a power forward.

2. David Lee does not count.

3. The Grizzlies cannot go into next season with six point guards.

9 comments:

ollerblueboy said...

I think that Lee would count, but I don't think he would count with what the Grizz would have to give up. I don't think Rudy is someone that we should give away for Griffin. Trust me, I want Griffin. But, I think giving away Rudy and next years pick would be a step back. I am not against trading down for a veteran PF, another draft pick, and filling some holes on our bench. One option I would be ecstatic about is if the Grizz could get their hands on Scola. But, I don't see that happening.

Curt said...

There was a dead chipmunk in Ted's pool yesterday.

Also, if we trade down, I want to die.

David Jones said...

The chances that the Grizzlies will acquire a star player with next year's pick is small in my opinion.

Gay is a nice player, but I don't think he'll be a multi-time All-Star.

If you have the chance to acquire someone who has a strong chance of being great, you have to take it in my opinion.

My bigger concern is that Gay plus the two picks isn't enough to persuade LAC.

John said...

SO your summer has gotten off to a rough start curt? I would agree that I don't think the offer is enough to persuade them, but if we do trade I want Kaman in the deal for his looks alone.

Sam said...

The grizzlies won't "win" the draft lottery again for at least another decade. So, there is no reason to not give up first round picks in trades. Plus, if we've learned anything about the current Grizz front office it's that they have no trouble picking up extra (worthless) picks in the first round during the season.

David Jones said...

Yes, that is exactly what I'm trying to say!

Curt said...

Don't you think Andre Brown could be the answer again?

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/jun/16/why-not/?partner=RSS

David Jones said...

No, I don't think that.

John said...

but chris lofton and nikoli tskivillialiiazxi are the answer, trust me. luckily for me I will be out of the country for the draft this year so I won't have to watch the debacle live.