I have to work two jobs in Memphis to equal what I made at one job in Atlanta. So I could attend a basketball game. Here in Memphis the income for people who want to really go to a pro game or high level college game is just not there. It's sad but true. But those that can attend choose to boycott the Memphis Tigers even though Josh Pastner is no longer there.
I wish I had the income to come to the games. I work two jobs, so I don't have the time to attend a Tigers' game. But if I had the money I would be at the Tigers games and the Grizzlies games, even though I'm a New York Knicks fan. When I lived in Atlanta I had season tickets to the Hawks games, but I made a lot more money than I make in Memphis.
that's what i talking about
If I recall correctly, Kenny Smith once said that when a team loses a game by a significant point differential, that's on the players. But when a team loses a close game, that's on the coach. We can debate the generality of that claim, but I do think that there's something to be said about coaching in tight games. And in the Grizzlies case, they always see to win close games. While this was often true in past seasons, what they are doing this year with a depleted roster and a lot of inexperienced players is on a whole different level. Coach Fizdale is getting unexpected production from players who, quite frankly, I thought would be washed out of the NBA by now. And his system seems to have elevated the play of his stars: Conley and Gasol. I can't wait to see what he's able to do with Parsons when (or if) he gets healthy again. Also, winning games against beatable opponents is also a sign of good coaching, I believe. It suggests that the team is disciplined, focused, and executing to the best of its ability.
As for Gasol, I'm surprised to see that he barely cracks top the 10 of centers in the league when he's ranked according to various analytics and fantasy stats. The eyeball test suggests otherwise, as appears to be he's having another All-NBA year. What he's doing in crunch time is particularly impressive. In fact, that's one area where the analytics appear to reflect what I've been seeing on the court. According one site that measures clutch stats, Gasol is the 5th most clutch player so far this season. Would the Griz have a record of 16-8 with any other center in the league? Cousins and White side are stat machines, and Towns is already averaging 20/10. But I'd take Gasol's intangibles over any other center all day long.
Thanks for writing this, it's beautiful :)
The Grizzlies pay the Tigers to play at the FEF, a super sweet deal for the UofM. Dates are not a problem. They find plenty of dates to play some of these schools you've never heard of. As for Louisville, they won't play us here anymore. Tigers have tried. They did get a neutral site game vs Louisville next season. Look for coach Smith to make sure the out of conference home schedule is beefed up next season. He pretty much inherited this year's lame one.
I agree. Tigers should play Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisville for sure in home and home series. But that agreement with the Grizzlies hinder them because they need enough home games to get the money.
Sorry we lost.
Gtech was crushed by Tennessee though.
Oh well. I did pick this as a loss looking at the schedule before the season started. But foul trouble will plague this team. They have to play smarter.
Go Tigers Go!!! Beat the Rebels in Oxford.
You are right on the money, OakTree. I knew things were going well, and I knew some of the stats, but not all of the ones listed here. It just confirms my thought that we made the best hire we could have hoped for in Coach Norvell...and the future is DEFINITELY bright in Tiger Town.
I have to assume at this point that Brandan Wright is the guy who just keeps calling in sick to see how long the company will continue to pay him for not working.
I don't think he ever intends to play again, and I don't think he's really hurt. I think he just likes collecting a check and uses injuries that can't be quantified as an excuse to sit.
Conley's loss, on the other hand, basically means the Grizzlies will be lucky to hang around and be near the playoff picture by the time he gets back. Maybe they can squeak in as an 8 or 7 seed. I just hope somehow that the Clippers end up on the other end of that if it works out, so that we can make a run at them (hopefully with a full complement of players though).
I must agree with kaye. Have you ever notice how nice the Grizzlies bench smells.... I mean the guys who seldom play, not the actual seating.
Needs some traction and megadose vitamin D. He'll be alright.
Let the healing begin...
Truth is never negative.
However, labeling news that is true but that you don't like as negative so you can ignore it is really, really stupid.
A positive outlook ain't gonna fix a broken back, bruh.
Rub some dirt on it. All better.
Thank you mr. Negative
You are so negative you post nothing but negative info on the Grizzlies never positive thank you for the commentary by the way do you have a perfect life things never happen to you
With three games in the next four days, I'm already worried about tomorrow's game at Toronto. It has the feel of a 'sit everybody and take your whuppin' game. Hopefully I'm wrong.
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