I just arrived at FedExForum where the 1-8 Grizzlies will play what should be the most winnable game of the year against a 1-9 Minnesota Timberwolves team. More on this in a minute.
First, there's a new Griz player in town in the form of former Indiana Pacers point guard Jamal Tinsley, who the team signed today. Tinsley is on the roster but will not be with the team for tonight's game. He's expected to rejoin the team for the next practice and, potentially, make his debut Wednesday against the Clippers.
I've been doing family stuff all day until just now so I haven't had time to talk to many people about the Tinsley signing, but I have been told — for whatever it's worth — that the signing is unrelated to Allen Iverson's status with the team. There's been some scuttle that Iverson could be back with the team before Thanksgiving, but team officials would not put a timetable on his potential return.
I'll have more to say on the Tinsley signing in the post-game report.
As for tonight, the Grizzlies are facing a team that's been even worse (in terms of both record and point differential) and is missing its two best players in post tandem Al Jefferson and Kevin Love. Further, the Wolves come to FedExForum on the second night of a back-to-back with the Grizzlies coming off two das of rest. No excuse not to win this one.
As will be the norm this season, no live-blogging tonight. I will throw out the occasional tweet as seems warranted but will focus on the game and working on my post-game "three-pointer." Look for that later tonight.
Let's do this.
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