AUDIO: Gary Parrish after Grizzlies didn't trade Tyreke Evans (2/8/18)

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AUDIO: Gary Parrish after Grizzlies didn't trade Tyreke Evans (2/8/18)

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It has. Eastern 2 PM central and we kept waiting waiting for quote. Somebody with a jobs similar quote. To tweet that the Memphis Grizzlies had traded Tyreke Evans somewhere for anything really did matter somewhere for aid and all the blanks somewhere. For anything. Any thing so what any bank. Yeah people keep after me for the past week where do you think Tyreke Evans should go way that he will go what do you think agreed to issue one for him and I would always say just needs to go somewhere for anything prime. Just send him somewhere not here for any thing. Doesn't really matter what you get back when I mean sure you'd like to get back gum ya best can't doubt but just send it somewhere. For anything. Because the number one priority. And now by the John. A week ago literally. Whenever I'm brought the team. Was to give him all this state that was the number one priority at why did they remove him from the taint a com I think they were a little worried about him getting hurt regular trade deadline in the not being able remove him pressure knowing aren't logical. Umbrella so every win you get is counterproductive. It's why Chris Wallace released a statement. Couple weeks ago. Talking about. Mike Ali shut down. Developing young players. Embargo and a focus on developing our young tell them what part of having Tyreke Evans on this team. Jogs with us. We're gonna focus on developing our young talent which is code for we're trying to get the best lottery odds week you get ranked. Tyreke Evans on this roster is counterproductive. To that egg not alleged goal. And so. Though it was a bit surprising a week ago when they pulled him off the court and said you're not gonna be a part of this team anymore. We're gonna movie before the trade deadline and a or at the trade deadline. What was surprising it would also Smart an almost universally applauded. Hey look OK listen if front office has been criticized for any number of things. For any number of years. Elect now they're finally do win these Smart thing I read it then. Chase wins that. Do not. Help you to board your big picture. Goal. Hum. Read on the wrist Tyreke Evans getting hurt red wrist Tyreke Evans which was the more likely scenario winning you would gain more to media they you don't wanna wait and to sit him down shut him down move in today and tomorrow move him. On February 8 doesn't matter but at least in the meantime we know two things they he will get hurt Embry. He won't help you win a game. That is counterproductive to what you're trying to do in this unfortunately lost season. And so we just wait. Just waiting for and a refreshing Twitter wait for the deal to get done and a I told you it probably two weeks ago I think they differ trumpet for no I had to explain to you why I didn't think they get a first trumpet one. Because nobody other than a contender. Should have been willing to give that up and how many contender for the you're actually out there. I got doubled but I got recommitted our rarely or five Golden State Houston and now. I now sit in and like whatever you think of Cleveland and either yesterday's gathered today's gas I'm two totally different team by the way out of it just looked out the roster I think there are personal pick for any bank now because they just don't do that. And the other ones like bolts they did nothing Houston did nothing in the caps put the whole bunch of stuff but they did not move the Brooklyn tech crime itself. You not gonna get a first represented at two weeks ago. Now. So chasing a first round pick was going to be. A failed journey. Which wanted to let's find okay you just do what ever you can get forum. Where should this entire reap what should they get foreign send him somewhere for anything. Somewhere for anything and the worst case scenario. Post trade deadline for the Memphis Grizzlies would be having Tyreke Evans on this roster. I don't care what the assets where you can get back what it does it matter to me 12 round pick to cigarette I don't care to skim up the roster. Because right now. As we sit here on February 8. The goal should be to get the best lottery odds you can possibly get Tyreke Evans decreases the likelihood of that. Cinema somewhere. For any thing and and it. Fit the mold. They shut him down. Till. 1159. Really up to about 2052. Chairman Yang late report central standard time now. It never. Occurred to anybody. If they might not do something with him. I guess earlier today some people started speculating or maybe but like Escobar acted. To make it perfectly accurate this time yesterday nobody. Nobody was suggesting there was a possibility. That they would hold on to him for any reason that you might think it might be an advance. You've got people out here talking about well what you don't understand that I now are we talking about this for two weeks and you can't find a single Smart person. Who at any point said well you know maybe what the grizzlies ought to do now. Is she PM. And then like show how much he'll bit him and then though. Develop that relationship. Even further rate and then maybe it'll be some sort of advantage. Just signed him. Decide him in July. Said that they would all say it nap. If that didn't make sense to basic well meg since Matt. And nobody thought it made since two days ago. It was actually refreshing. Michael Wallace was on. With Eric earlier. And and I told secret here north of the media which is owned by the Memphis Grizzlies. So you go okay will buy it may be granted immediate will be a lot like I don't know what to do a a a a Erica is the play. But what you know what I don't understand how to get a let that I got bosses to bank. Yeah if you want to ask me so what do you think about CBS moving B I I selection show to TBS summit I don't know what they. You know and a Republican to break out on it I'm not publicly criticize the mud balls at her nine that may be Brett now. So to hear Eric M Michael Wallace both. It directly. Criticized the organization they give them pick it tells you what. Remarkable. It is so ridiculous I'll bet you employees a prayer just like I want you look at the and don't you. It's insanity today it's insane. And I know all that there is a very small. In fact I would suggest in significant. Contract advantage. To. Keeping Tyreke through this year. But it is insignificant. Insignificant. Relative to. How many wins aren't you gonna help you get between now. And the end of the season. Even if he's only the difference. Between you being the fourth. That's what got to the fifth best Larry out I think not worth. I'd rather had a second round pick and Tyreke out here where he wanted to go polite somewhere for anything. Somewhere for anything. Just don't let him on this team. Eight takes minutes away from your young guys that you have stated you're trying to develop it just does lets you kept him out still. And me it. He's going to win some games for now that the greatly otherwise would not win and a I don't know how many I don't know which ones but there are going to be games. It's a Tyreke Evans would have played last night they might a meg gambling. And a good chance. I mean they were what they want their kids are well they lost about four the Atlanta games by the only one they probably would have not one given. The way they went. So. Given gonna help you win games that you otherwise loose Bryant he just is yup. And that's counterproductive. To everything. You have privately at the front office. We talk to him privately. And publicly at the front office. That's what you don't. What are you don't want. And I know that there are people out there whether it's on Twitter FaceBook trying to say what you know why and I wanted to keep eat if a year ago if you wanted to keep Tyreke Evans. And you don't think the grizzlies can get a first round draft pick in the 2018 draft better than him so you might as well keep him if that's your argument you do not understand the situation I explained to 50000 Todd solid everybody else. I can't deal with view. If you just don't understand it at this point. Why it is really not an advantage whatsoever to keep him in you're just too far behind. Like you just you're you're joining gonna get you like you know you just watch him pulp fiction what I have seen it too far behind you that can be up to get this. You're just you're just randomly joined lost in season three arguing won't be able to kick it if you're not catching up at this point out the no hope for you. But for everybody else. When you don't. What did ages do. It's remarkable. If you don't wanna take my word for. Whoever you think the smartest MBA writers and America are the best. Analysts writers whomever. That tweet them that's a wonderful thing about social media you can tweet read if you if you don't I'm under the did to say well which you don't understand is if you can find somebody outside this market. Who can make sense. Of what the grizzlies just did today you won't be able to most people outside this market think they're crazy growing old the markets all. But even that at least is debatable. Can the argument is. We bring back helping my colleague bring back help you Marcus all. Bring back hopefully as healthy as he can be Chandler Parsons. And then at a top five pick and might try to like take a shot at it. Like I can understand that I know not everybody agrees with that there are people out there who think like what do you tell you just wanna be mediocre forever. Like Marc Gasol got one year lefties. 3334. You just move on. But at least you can debate that when there's a reasonable argument on both that there's no argument here. The grizzlies a week ago or 100%. Certain they would move Tyreke at the trade deadline for what ever. Because they recognize the thing I'm telling you right now that having this team is counterproductive to what you're trying to do. And I keep an. And I suppose. 'cause I'm sure somebody's gonna preakness that. That there is a scenario where behind closed doors Tyreke Evans that if you just keep in here after shutting me down for a week. On the Nile re sign with you in the summer for leg but why would he say that. No age would let Tyreke Evans say that because you don't know what idiotic team out there might give you way more money than you deserve. All it takes is one team if we learn that was a last summer summer Tim Hardaway now. Politics is one team to put it off on the table but makes no sense to anybody else. Just got to make sense to them in the moment so the idea that Tyreke Evans would commit. Two a this far in advance the judge doesn't make it like literally no way Egypt in the world would allow you to do that. In so they are. I suppose hoping. That they can keep him here. And then create some sort of I don't even know what. To encourage him to stay here. More than likely Tyreke Evans there make a decision. That's rooted in the same things that most people free agents to basketball make decisions that money and not opportunity to win. Odds are he'll be given a five more money to what degree there's going to be allowed a pair. And odds are going to be able to find a better situation. In terms of winning in the grizzlies are going to be able to provide the what do you do. If we look up in July and somehow. They end they have kept Tyreke Evans. And Tyreke Evans told a press conference. He says the only reason I'm here is because they didn't move me at the trade deadline. And it also didn't damage there lottery odds too much of a you know once worked out still think it's Smart but of the you know one here or down up during. But the most likely scenario here. Is that you're going to lessen your lottery odds. And have a team that does not include Tyreke Evans XE that's the most likely scenario. And if it is the difference between you picking for the ninth. That's a massive mistake. A complete failure.
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