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  1. Memphis @ Dallas 10/25/17

    If the Grizzlies have let down games, I pray it's with the two games with Dallas. Not that Dallas cannot win against Grizzlies, but Mavs are not the caliber of the teams Grizzlies have played so far. Conley is still finding his shot, and I hope he finds it in these games. This is a good time, if it allows, to empty the bench, giving the young guys some real game time. GNG! Go Grizzlies!!
  2. Gasol has definitely become more aggressive in the paint. I don't think it's just Gasol, but a team philosophy. Everyone is slashing to the paint. Gasol has started to dunk more. Last year, he started to hit 3's more. I think Fizdales' system is making all the players play more physical, more aggressive. I'm still not sold on the idea that the Grizzlies still have the TA Grit N Grind. They hustle, and the defense is good, but not like aggressive with TA and Z-Bow. Grizzlies biggest asset for defense is their slash offense to the glass, opening up to more fouls and chances from the FT line. And, because the Grizzlies have had to be a lot more physical and in better shape, they are not as winded as the opponents in the 4th. Gasol, like the others are benefiting from the Fizdale system. I give Fizdale credit, he's doing some things I wanted Grizzlies to do, but his slash offense lacks set plays, and, in certain situations, it would be more advantageous to set up a play. I hope he adds that to the system.
  3. Hello, Dillon Brooks!

    So, far, Dillon has been pretty good. There are some things that he could work on, but I see him like a Tony Evans with more skills. Dillon can grow into the defense guy Grizzlies need to stick on the opponents' scorer. He can score, but he needs to hone his moves to the glass. They say he works hard, and he looks like a team player, two things all Grizzlies players need to possess. Overall, a great draft.
  4. Fiz Is Killing This Team

    I think Fiz could have done a lot better with the team he was given. But, this is his first real HC job. Sure, he was assistant coach to championship teams. But, that doesn't mean he'd be a great HC. I personally would give him a few more years. But, with Gasol and the Core being older, can we wait for Fiz to learn the HC position? Maybe we need to find a more seasoned HC while we still have the Core still around. Good question.
  5. Mike Conley

    Conley has a "family" in the Core Four. They have all stuck for each other. But, Mike has a chance to be on a playoff team, Spurs. And, Spurs probably will pay max. So, I believe it is a tossup for Mike, will he stay with his "family" at Memphis? Or, will he move on to a team where the HC and FO know how to develop teams. With Grizzlies, The Core Four just can't seem to stay healthy consistently during the playoffs. If they could have, you might have seen a different results. I would love to keep Mike, and add a true 3 pt. Shooting Guard. If Mike moves on, I will miss him and wish him the best.
  6. Is Steph Curry A "volume Shooter/scorer"?

    No doubt Stephen Curry can shoot. But, my question is the game today vs. MJ's days. Are the refs calling it close that gives Stephen more cleaner shots? Are the players playing as defensive as they did in MJ's days? Those things are not taken into account. Today's games, rules and sets are made for players like Stephen. IMO So, would Stephen be just as effective back in MJ's days? Maybe, maybe not.
  7. Mike Conley

    Conley has had a bad couple of years, but I hope he comes back next year with vengeance. Seems like, unless I am wrong, we have yet to have a full healthy Core Four each playoff year. Imagine if the Core Four were all healthy. The rest of the team did their best the last of the year and playoff. I applaud their effort. Sure, their record was not very good, but it was the heart that counted this year. Z-Bo gave it his all, and I really am impressed with his effort.
  8. TA was shooting the lights out! GNG is now Shoots Lights Out, SLO!
  9. Minnesota @ Memphis 03/16/16

    Time for TA to mentor these guys into the Grizzlies' system. I am not expecting this team to go far in the playoffs, nor win a lot of games the rest of the season. BUT, I LOVE being the Underdog. LOL So, this is kind of exciting to me on some level. Too bad we can't have a well oiled team by playoff time. With everyone recovering at different times, it is just going to a constant adjusting the rest of this season. We used to be happy when Grizzlies won 50+ in a season. We are at 39, even with Gasol out most of the later half and all these injuries. If they win a few games, the Grizzlies still might have a 45 game season. NOT shabby for an injury laden team.
  10. Rio's % Field Goal the last couple of games is 25%. 2/10 and 2 of 9. His other games were around 50%. Where Rio is helping is at the FT, where he hardly misses. This is where we should take advantage of Rio, letting him drive the paint to collect fouls on the opponent's Big Guys. His point production is back to average. But, I think he will help relieve Mike at PG.
  11. Z-Bo Responds

    And, the ironic thing is Z-Bo is playing like he usually does, and putting up his APG. But, Marc and Mike are below their APG.
  12. Front Office Make A Change Now!

    I don't know what is going on, but Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are playing below average this year, so far. I am very disappointed in the team this year.
  13. Marc Back In Fold For 5 Years 108 Mil.

    Congrats to Marc and Grizzlies. But, I am more impressed with Z-Bo, sacrificing more money to make room for other players. Marc did not seem to want to sacrifice money to help the team. Sure, Marc is a great player. But, if Marc was a team player, he would accept less so we could make room for a legit outside shooter.
  14. Is Allen The Big Elephant In The Room?

    Coach Joerger has already tried benching TA, and gave Jeff Green the starting position. Jeff Green, who has been nothing more exciting than warm water, was so ineffective that the Grizzlies would fall behind quickly. TA brings on defense that is very hard to replace. TA's 3's are very rare. I hardly see him throw up a 3, I think he was caught up in the moment of Grizzlies' beating the Warriors two games in a row. TA is a great defensive asset, a decent offensive asset. The young players need to be played during the regular season a lot more in a rotation, this hurt the Grizzlies against the Warriors since Joerger could not go too deep on the bench because lack of playing the young players throughout the season.
  15. Tony Allen

    TA really had no business shooting 3's. He should have made a move into the paint and tried to make a close shot with contention, that is what he is good at. As for him being injured, I have not heard that. I hope that he is OK. I like Koufous and how well he shoots, he just needs to shoot more. He fouls too easily, that is his issue. The bench did good, but the starters just wanted it more than our starters last game. Grizzlies sat on their laurels too much, allowed Warriors to go back to their game, and they took off from there. If Grizzlies get back to a more physical, slower game, maybe erratic game and put the Warriors off tempo, then we have a chance to win. The issue we now have is Curry's back to scoring, and so it will be hard to slow him down. If we had stayed in his head last game, the series would be obtainable. Now, that Curry is back on track, we still have a chance, but now we have to shut down the rest of the Warriors to have a chance, if we can't stop Curry.