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Gooden will be all good for the Grizz. Watch out! Wow what a suit.
 

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I'm really sick of people critizing guys like Drew Gooden just because he isn't that bulky. He's all around game, he blocks shot, versitile, and an inside game and gives them the opportunity to build a good team. Jerry West knows what he's doing and he sure as hell is doing what most guys should do and that's draft by talent and not position.

Congrats to Drew Gooden and forget all the haters because you're a hell of a player. You're the third best player coming out of the draft, IMO.
 

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Sorry Im late. How did Butler drop so low that was a major mistake. I dont like Gooden on Memphis even if people considered him the best possible player. He's just not suited to guard NBA Small Forwards and wont get any minutes where he is an under weighed power forward. I realy hope im wrong and Jerry West saw something I dident.
 

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Originally posted by JUNKIE
Sorry Im late. How did Butler drop so low that was a major mistake. I dont like Gooden on Memphis even if people considered him the best possible player. He's just not suited to guard NBA Small Forwards and wont get any minutes where he is an under weighed power forward. I realy hope im wrong and Jerry West saw something I dident.
I think most people underestimate Drew Gooden. He will be a force for Memphis. I just can not beleive people. Though out the season, everyone give props to Drew, and now there are so many Gooden bashers. I just don't like that. Even though Drew played PF/C more in college and some SF. He can play the 3 spot. No one really know that he played guard his first two years of HS. He can handle the ball.

Drew will be a player, and he will help Memphis to become a team to reckon with.
 

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I dont see him being a force playing sg the only spot he has a chance to start. Who is he gonna start infront of Battier or Gasol answer niether. Terrible pick IMO im really dissapointed in Memphis and Jerry West.
 

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Shooting guard????

Originally posted by JUNKIE
I dont see him being a force playing sg the only spot he has a chance to start. Who is he gonna start infront of Battier or Gasol answer niether. Terrible pick IMO im really dissapointed in Memphis and Jerry West.
Shooting gaurd? This is what I think hte lineup will be
C-Wright
PF-Gasol
SF-Gooden
SG-Battier
PG-Williams

I think that is a solid lineup.

Gooden will trun your opinons around. Jerry West knows what he is doing!
 

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kansasalumn, I hope you're right because I thought Butler was a better pick at that spot. Man, there has got to be some trading that's gonna happen in the near future, because we still haven't answered what we need most, and that's shooting. I guess I can along with the Gooden pick, but why did we draft Archibald with the 32nd pick?
 

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kansasalumn, I hope you're right because I thought Butler was a better pick at that spot. Man, there has got to be some trading that's gonna happen in the near future, because we still haven't answered what we need most, and that's shooting. I guess I can along with the Gooden pick, but why did we draft Archibald with the 32nd pick?
Maybe backup to Wright????????? West has something in mind
 

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Would you trade Wright for Penny and let Pau play C.

Have a front line

Pau
Gooden
Battier

and a guard combo of

Penny
JWILL

The Bench

Dickerson
Person
Stro

What do you guys think.
 

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I loved Penny when he was wearing the blue and gray of our Memphis Tigers. However his $11 mill salary plus arthritic knees makes him a huge risk. I wish him the best but feel he'd be a liability playing for the Grizz. He does come home during the Summer and has a joint bball camp with Tigers coach Calipari. Penny means alot to us Memphians. I was (and still am) a Tiger bball season ticket holder. Some of Penny's college games were legendary.
 

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penny on grizzlies ? no way! i think dickerson even with his injuries its better right now (at least cheaper) and can shoot from the ouside better than penny.
there is some young talent here, now we need a coach who puts all the pieces together and teach nice defense.
as for gooden i think he will be a very good player, you can argue about his tweener status, but a lot of people said the same things of shareef abdur rahim and he is a 20 and 10 guy.. may be Drew can develop in a similar way.
 

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Yeah UofMark, I loved him also when he was a Tiger. I thought Penny showed much more heart then and got after players more, defensively. I still have a few tapes and news articles of him when he was a Tiger. I sometimes put in one of those old games and think to myself, "Man this guy use to dominate". I hated to see the injuries happen to him because I just new he was going to end up being one of the all-time greats. But, with the bad knees and his lack of heart, he's not going to end up being remembered as I thought he would. I think if he had half the heart of MJ or Kobe, he would have been so dominating that these bad knee years would have been overlooked when it came to his legacy. Just think about players like Bernard King and Larry Bird, they will always be remembered by the way they dominated their opponents, not by the injuries that ended their careers. I still wish the best for Penny and the rest of the homeboys from Memphis, but I just don't think he's what we need on this team.
 

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Ok Penny might not be the answer but a cut throat slasher scorer would put this team way over IMO.

Rumors say that Baron Davis might be on the block, How bout this (Pau Gasol for Baron Davis). I must sound like an idiot but I think all of us would agree that a starting line of.

Wright
Gooden
Battier
Dickerson
Davis

Is playoff criteria.ok ok I know this will never happen. Pau is our franchise and a future star but I still think they need an explosive guard to be a playoff contender.

What player if any do you guys want to see on this team that is realalistic to get them to that next step? If any.
 

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Originally posted by kansasalumn


I think most people underestimate Drew Gooden. He will be a force for Memphis. I just can not beleive people. Though out the season, everyone give props to Drew, and now there are so many Gooden bashers. I just don't like that. Even though Drew played PF/C more in college and some SF. He can play the 3 spot. No one really know that he played guard his first two years of HS. He can handle the ball.

Drew will be a player, and he will help Memphis to become a team to reckon with.
I agree with you-Gooden is awesome-if he got some PT he could be ROY
 

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Drew needs to bulk up a few more pounds to be able to play as a starting power forward but hey if guys like Roberto Horry are succesfull power forward then what the heck has Gooden got to lose? I am tired of all the haters..

Drew will deffinately shut them up and prove them wrong, just wait and see people!
 

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I like Drew's comments already. He said he think that he will cause a mismatch in both positions. At SF he thinks that he's gonna be too big for the smaller SF in the league and at the PF position he thinks that he's gonna be too fast for the bigger PF. I can see this happening even on the boards too, because he'll be too big for SF to out rebound him and too fast for some of the PF to beat him to the rebounding position. I agree, I think this guy will be a headache for opposing teams.
 
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