This “99 Cent Store” series has been open for business for the last two offseasons. In the past, we’ve highlighted names like Fred VanVleet (pre breakout), Davis Bertans, and Christian Wood. Not all of the items turn out to be gems (is Nerlens Noel still not a DPOY candidate yet?), but the returns have been largely positive so far. Let’s see if we can keep that momentum going this season.
Zak and Sam are joined by Keith Parish, host of multiple Nashville-based NBA podcasts (Fastbreak Breakfast & Grits and Grinds). They cover down on Keith’s favorite Grizzlies memories, Buddy Hield trades, Brandon Clarke ceiling, and the bucket list experience that is the NBA Summer League.
Hollinger’s newest nerd metric, DMelt’s market, and trading for splashy guards. Even some Dillon slander. All with Locked on Grizz’s Shawn Coleman
But rather than dwell on the obvious, this series intends to do the opposite: focus on the lower-profile free agents who may have some value to teams. No NBA player is actually “99 Cents,” of course, but these are all players who may be bargains based on their perceived market. Most of the players mentioned will probably go in the $3-5M range in terms of salary. Some exceptions will be marked as “featured items” that may go in the higher $5-10M range. If a player is listed as a “clearance rack,” then they may be on the fringes of NBA rosters and take minimum deals.
In this episode, The Backdoor Cut Crew gives their season grades for Grizzlies Head Coach, Taylor Jenkins. Afterwards they provide updates on key offseason dates and give their thoughts on how it will take place. They close the show with mock drafting the top 3 picks for November’s NBA Draft.
In a league where shooting is king, the defensive-minded player is often forgotten — Memphis Grizzly Kyle Anderson may be a player existing in an era that is not suitable for his style of play. Let’s take a look behind the curtain and try and determine if the Kyle Anderson signing of several summers ago was a positive move or a detriment to the organization.
If you’ve got ten minutes and you’re a die-hard NBA fan, then you’ve got ten minutes for this video created by the Twitter genius WorldWideWob.
Our very own Lakers fan, Rich, basks in the glory of another championship in Hollywood, buries the Clippers, and crowns his GOAT….and that’s just in the first 5 minutes! Mason and Sam join to praise both the Lakers and Heat and discuss what these teams may look like moving forward and much more.
The slate is set for the NBA Finals bubble and the guys give their picks. They also talk young cores in the league and debate if Boston will ever reach their full potential.
Rich (@Watchu__Mead) and Mason (@barnburnerslim) chop it up following AD’s game winner over the Nuggets. They hit on Joe Cowley not voting Ja Morant for ROTY, and his piss poor reasoning. They also talk about the Conference Finals matchups and update their series predictions.