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  1. Grizz Rise in Power Rankings

    This is why I say don't play so much into what the media thinks. As soon as we feel like we deserve more respect, we drop a game like last night. Not that Charlotte is a bad team, but we were up 13+ in the game and ended up losing by 5. We still tied with the best record in the NBA, but I'm completely fine with the media not recognizing us as the best team in the NBA thus far.
  2. 3-2 i believe, but could definitely see 4-1 Clippers - W Lakers - L We will find a way to lose this game just basing it off prior seasons. We tend to have a let down on the West coast against bad teams. Portland - W Houston - W I just feel like we are a bad matchup for Houston especially without CP3. Beating them 3 times will be tough, but I think they may end up stealing our last matchup. Milwaukee - L Milwaukee is a bad matchup for us. I honestly do not expect anyone on our team to effectively guard Giannis. The team has a ton of length and I think we may struggle.
  3. Grizz Rise in Power Rankings

    I try not to get worked up over outsiders opinion. Most of them don't really have a good read on the team (Matt Moore being one of the few that actually does). The same guys we are looking at to list us at the top didn't even have us making the playoffs either. Also, things can change very quickly for our team as well. As long as we keep winning, the national media will take notice. It will actually feel worse if everyone starts jumping on the bandwagon and we go 1-4 in our next 5 games. So, let it all play out.
  4. Stat Check - Early Look at the Numbers

    That scary thing is that history shows its more likely not to. We all know players production falls off a cliff after rupturing their achilles. I was so shocked at how good he looked during preseason play. But, I wouldn't put money on him having an efficient season because of the long list of players who failed to do well the season after returning from that injury.
  5. Stat Check - Early Look at the Numbers

    If its not broke don't fix it is my approach with the bench. We are going to have to wait and see if Ben/Selden are the answer at SG before we start discussing moving some of our bench guys into the starting lineup. I'm a firm believer in Fizdale putting the right guys in when needed. Tyreke or Chalmers can just become the first subs off the bench to pair one of them with Conley early on in the 1Q. I honestly feel like Conley has been struggling more in game starts playing more off the ball. Part of that is due to Harrison's inability to make quicker decisions and be a threat offensively and I think some of it is due to familiarity.
  6. Stat Check - Early Look at the Numbers

    What Zbo did 6 years ago has nothing to do with his role over the last 2 or even 3 years with this team. Zbo was more so an inefficient post scorer who struggled defensively over the last 2-3 years. Yet, he was best utilized coming off the bench and being that scoring punch we needed. This is why Tyreke is comparable because his way of scoring the basketball isn't necessarily the most efficient way (unless he's able to keep up his spot %'s and finish around the rim at a higher %). You don't necessarily want a guy like Tyreke starting, but off the bench he's perfect. Same scenario with Zach. Don't try to compare what I said to who Zbo was 6 years ago. The comparison has nothing to do with that. If that's all you got out of that, I'll stop the conversation now.
  7. Stat Check - Early Look at the Numbers

    Tyreke really just had issues where his game didn't fit in certain offenses. He was better suited either off the bench as a 6th man or as the primary ball handler in the starting lineup. He will thrive more in a more spread offense, which is why he seems to be working out thus far. He does have a tendency to pound the ball a lot, but that just comes with how ball dominant he is. Like GTF mentioned, he's our guard version of Zbo. However, he's been better on the defensive end thus far. We never had a guy of his caliber on our team and its refreshing to have especially late in games when you want Conley to go into scoring mode. Considering he's playing for a new contract, we may see Tyreke have one of his better seasons as long as he stays healthy. One thing that's been helpful is that one of our wings tend to have a good game each night. Whether its Tyreke, Brooks, Ennis, Chalmers, etc. It would be nice to have a that consistent 3rd guy, which I'm still hoping can be Parsons. But, not going to put too much hope into it. Good look on the numbers GTF. I've been keeping track on them, but never thought to post.
  8. Memphis @ Dallas 10/25/17

    These are the type of games that will be the difference in you being a top 4-5 seed vs a 7-8 seed . Beat the teams you suppose to beat and those wins definitely add up at the end of the year.
  9. You can't just look at Marc's output, but then ignore how good the bench has been compared to previous seasons. One of our weaknesses has always been a good bench and having multiple playmakers. Seeing Conley full of energy in the 4th quarter is a relief because he doesn't have to literally control every single possession anymore.
  10. Post play shouldn't be an issue in a league that's deferring from it. Most of your top bigs are still able to stretch the floor and play in the post (just like Marc). Isolation post play (especially inefficient post play) just causes players to stand around.
  11. I want to say its Fizdale, which I do think he's playing a part in it. But, I do remember Marc/Fizdale getting into a lot of casual battles about how Marc should play and Marc just simply wanting to "make the right play". I think we can attribute his start to a little bit of Fiz and Zach not being on the team. This has not only helped Marc, but it seems to be doing wonders for Ennis as well. We never saw him run like this last season. He seems to be really enjoying the game and not overthinking things. The pace and spacing has helped him a ton.
  12. Decided to go ahead and make a thread about this... Did actually moving ZBo off the team help elevate Marc's ceiling? I felt like deep down, he always wanted to try and get Zach involved whether he started or was coming off the bench. He wanted Zbo to do well before himself. Now, he's even more aggressive than I seen him. Not only on offense, but rebounding the ball as well. Of course, part of this is due to the amazing shape he's in. Marc has a career high in USG%, TRB%, DREB%, PER, TS%, DBPM, RPG, PPG and FGA. I believe his rebounding and ability to get to the FT line has been the most amazing aspect of his game this season thus far. Also, the fact that he's back to DPOY Marc.
  13. I was trying to find somewhere to put this instead of making a new thread, but..... Did actually moving ZBo off the team help elevate Marc's ceiling? I felt like deep down, he always wanted to try and get Zach involved whether he started or was coming off the bench. He wanted Zbo to do well before himself. Now, he's even more aggressive than I seen him. Not only on offense, but rebounding the ball as well. Of course, part of this is due to the amazing shape he's in.
  14. Memphis @ Houston 10/23/17

    Its so Grizz like to beat the Warriors and Rockets b2b and then lose to Dallas lol
  15. Memphis @ Houston 10/23/17

    With no Pat Bev and CP3 out, it'll be key to steal this game on the road. We shouldn't have to worry about being lost in the pick and roll given our ability to switch on screens this year.