AUDIO: Chris Wallace on the Gary Parrish Show on Monday (2/12)

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Tuesday, February 13th

AUDIO: Chris Wallace on the Gary Parrish Show on Monday (2/12)

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Award winning writers athletes coaches the biggest names in sports is singularly Barry show being here you'll. Presented by Ruth's Chris. Inez venomous ESPN. It. Chris Wallace how are you on this Monday. I'm doing great gearing up much yourself. Everything's OK and I won't talk to got to clear something up because we were having one. With the idea that you sit talk radio garbage last week but our free Chris Carrino I'd say unaudited talk radio and Jarvis. No I never sit garbage that I never thought I'd never. Paul talk radio listeners fellowship to miserable play well bluster he's hosted remembers. When he was with a New York Knicks. I think actually had some don't have the transcript funnyman joked around two million maybe. They can find some else to do with their time or something lighter more product to exit time. The dentist didn't listen talk radio but no I'd. I hope I haven't completely. Tank cure. Excuse to wording there. That your ratings after saying and I know this might be multitude of fans worldwide have abandoned listen to talk radio since last Friday. When I still I'm getting all these tweets from people and they're like you only can you believe Chris Wallace said talk radio garbage and I was like listen. If I. Reach. Like that aren't cleared up so that's perfect if I'm glad it was much more upon what we thought you'd sit garbage but like it Polk that we the record of douse that straight into the. With a new fellowship of the miserable Cupertino probably has it copyrighted ads. So I would like that if I take it all the bullets Chris Wallace has been taken he she deserves to put backs a lot of. I've I go way back up talk radio Geary I'd start due to talk radio in nineteen. 81. Well. In Cleveland Ohio three W either creek Franklin so you're really great Pete Franklin I'm sorry the pioneers of talk radio of if they acerbic. Come after your throat totally hit it. 38 states and have to Canada I wouldn't be here today if not for him. How about that Tucker Chris Wallace general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies soak. I start with this obviously. Your decision to not move Tyreke Evans at the trade deadline after Brett removing him from the team for a week has been a big topic of conversation it was it. Speaking pretty Ramirez popular move with a lot of people because it appears likely. On it to negatively affect your lottery odds clearly using it a different way so what would you say to those who believe. Macy's is weak but it looks like we were trading Tyreke all all of the this is they lesson compliment her responses I got it at that point. What do you want to say to people who who say you should of moved him for literally anything just to get him off this roster what's your response to that. Obviously we don't agree with that gearing up for several fronts number one. Take a look at you know your college recruiting efforts to recruiting front. We feel that we have a better chance with Ty re going forward. If you care residencies. He's played in three different places in the NBA news has been the best one for himself for. He's healthier he's been he's been in years he had a great run here he obviously have a connection. To this city and in the aliens from his days with the tigers. So yeah we'd look at the offers are coming we didn't think there were sufficient for players Calvert let's keep in mind its force second round picks are concerned. You can get into the second realm and about any draft disrupted difficult case in point last year we entered draft night without any PX. And end up doing Gillick got us to recruit people use on Ivan ravenous we typically don't Brooks cuteness or you go buy your way in the sector route so. Why did tie Rico away. Will we got a little value to keep getting here and it did it begin offers just war we thought were worthy of a got a seven type year that he'd have been and could have a future here that he could have. Were you surprised that the offers or better because there were reports and clearly at this point it seemed to those reports were wrong but there were reports that you have first round picks on the table all for TU clearly that doesn't seem to be the case were you surprised that you couldn't get. What you thought you were gonna get it. Well I think teams for reluctant to trot out first because they they did know they can reciting. Gary so they do you know what people for a person or pocket. But you know given we're glad that he's here with us right now I mean. He could had a terrific year you know he's I couldn't have written a better script for him when we signed him last summer. There's no wonder he's played out this year so no white in them we right now like Turkey might not try to give don't want. So what are. That become part of the plan because it clearly at one point it was when did you realize that. We would process you know bundle last week because you generally don't yet. The real substantive offers from teams until you get close to the deadlock. It's like tax time you know how many people do you know actually don't file their taxes took last minute they would be a BX we have have a deadline. They're really get everybody moving. And as we get closer deadline listed. Delicious is the worst that we can always get into the second round east these offers are down the line they won't affect us here to Indian in the short term. So well. You know why mess up a good thing Weis banish him. Is someplace else we can keep him here and keep its relationship going this works so far we think we can he make it even stronger over the residencies at. Are you concerned that it could beat the difference between you picking for her eight than 2018 MB address. Look we we go out try to win every night not worried about that at all okay. Were played the second half to seal a two chips fall where they may we play hard every night we played a win. We will what will we tee it up on Wednesday have been building wants to win expects to win for the free and still understaffed or players or coaches everyone. Talking to Chris Wallace general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies arm. Dip all the Williams extension. Played any role in this. Well talk about. I can't talk about you'll contractual side of mother of any of this year and you know I'm. Not permitted to. She'll understand. I apologize for that let me ask it this way. And don't just don't try to give me trouble not careless. I tried to get our province of they are this is a growing sense among NBA people that the money is not gonna be there in July the way the money has has. Arm has been their and it has free agencies is that something you guys. Don't look at B don't get it only takes one in free agency to. To power up the best play play against but. You're looking at the salary cap Lance skate this summer there doesn't appear to be. That's say the abundance of cap from float around it was two years ago for tea. Exactly and it's that the landscape has changed somewhat over the last couple years. Sure Tucker Chris Wallace or 99 FM ESPN. Thinks that there weren't a great offered for Ty re. Obviously a lot of that is because he's in the final year contract but also yeah. Doesn't have something to do with the people say what is the point where we were chasing the warriors and we can't get there anyway does that limit what. What's will be a bit activity. At the trade deadline. You know I'd I'd like to think not you mean like you think everybody just got a real chance for a championship is bone everything attitude that they can't. Obviously the warriors you know do look a little bit this side of insurmountable right now but. I mean. You know site it takes two months in the playoff to crowd in the NBA champion. If you do who can predict the future that a recent sprained ankle to keep players. Oh were you when you would he get there you have a Chiat and I think in any sport you owe to yourself to do very Keyon. The take a run at a because you're not always clear. So you don't get that they have me across some people's minds of me it would go bucks and we were a good farce if she if state if you were reversed in that situation. Chris Wallace general manager the Memphis Grizzlies obviously mark is Gasol is a big part of this franchise I don't mean to suggest that he's consulted on things are calm on everything or anything but clearly I am. In his voice matters did did. Did you talked to him about these types of decisions. Well we thought we'd that we can have conversations with Arnold veterans from time to time throughout the years not just sounding boards but they also have track. Really the great insight into the players around the league summary tasks have been on teams with these players that are up that you can't rate for Guerrier hit free agency it. There's nothing like actually run an up and down sort of people somebody. That that is the best out EB you can get rather watching tape pursued an estate and so. We talked our players sitting up throughout the year. And Bill Weir were were happy with marks this year and in in his Spierkel Ford I think he really loves our young guys and likes working with them in you know he's all in this. I know you said that when you know every time you step on the court you're trying to win and and I acknowledged that the five players on the quarter undeniably trying to win they should be their labor contract reputation and that's. Victories all that stuff but. Oh well I believe we are seeing franchises do things took to it. Lower the possibility of their winning Atlanta buying out players that could theoretically help them win. You guys just fundamentally a against that in any big wake that would be the root of moving Tyreke for whatever stick around pick you can get is that we. We don't wanna win games this year let's make it less likely that we do our is that just a position at this pretend does not hold. No we don't hold it here because you first what were bringing along right now six young players. So you'll they were playing most he's got back. When Mike Allen with LT. Don't want we will look like we were hit into the playoffs and eight straight year early to cease and but you don't want young players to develop bad habits seagate used to to losing and obviously born a tough spot right now. We're losing more games were winning the playoffs now. Are out of reach for the eighth straight year what you wanna McLean a right way you want plane or you wanna go to every game thinking we're doing everything we can't that we. And that's way we approach every night. Talk to Chris Wallace general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies I don't wanna ask you specifically about draft prospects than you can't answer those questions but. I know no I do know that when you're talking to general managers or or her scalp executives they tend to. Grew players like hey this is a top tier for draft then there's a second tier do you have a sense for how many. How many slots there or in a top tier for the 2018 and be addressed in other words I have consistently said I wanna be picking in the top four not eight. But they're they're could be somebody who's sitting there. We take every year like it's what the form forming a draft or in the old beyond two will be just or whatever number we don't talk a year. Then you look at past dress and I look at him possibly. While Leonard wood fifteen. Tony Parker went 29. Jimmy Butler is late in the twenties yacht attempted to combo. I believe what fifteen. So you don't always have to be inside the first two recent elections. To get a big timer. Seoul the it will have to wait and see how distressed. Two stacks up once everybody decides to come out. I think it's obvious is going to be another draft underclassmen dominated like it's been for me don't belong to tiger remember now. Right DeVon by definition the most talented players in the car in college basketball or are going to be freshman almost but but very few exceptions and then that'll be the case again. In this 2018 NBA draft and talking Chris Wallace general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies come. Tyreke Evans is averaging 31 minutes per game this season but in his last two games I know they were spaced out. He'll keep the 26 in each is that by design or just an accident. Well we. We monitor the minute the ball or player's particular veterans here we have a sports science department amid a lot goes into this talk algorithms that sort of thing. And it's on a game by game basis and depends on where this became comes in the schedule is an back to back is it for five nights. What does that what does the peace that we played that recently that also factors into so those minutes change. Per per game for not just Tyreke but all our players. Wrapping up here Chris Wallace general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies. Give a sense for how Mike is doing do you have a sense for how Chandler's doing. Well Chandler foresee down on the court now he's back out practicing in any kind of an database type situation. Mike obviously is more long term he had surgery a little over a week ago. And you'll our expectations for might do is that he will be ready to go next year when we open up training camp in September. He's in your work and out virtually every day Indian and been immersed in Israel have been so far so good but again obviously it's more the long term situation. That is Chris Wallace he general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies she's joining me here on 929 FM ESPN I really appreciate your being here talking through all that stuff with Beckett they cannot cannot catch up with the real soon. My pleasure Gary take care man I'll let this Intel not blown away now.
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