Statistics weren't the main reason Memphis was attacked for the Randoph deal (save for the ball sharing related numbers), it looked like a horrible idea because of intangibles in particular. Zach looks different physically and plays different. I love watching him play and he fits well on the team and in the city, his willingness to lead on the court and in the teams's charitable efforts is as endearing as Josh Paster's work ethic and goofy smile. But c'mon, this isn't a surprise? Nofaithin has it right, I don't remember positive reviews of the Randolph move from anyone outside of Memphis nor did it seem a positive option around here before it was announced.
It worked out well, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Grizz had solid reasons to think it would because of the relationships people in the organization had with Zach. The CA article praising Heisley is a little much given the draft picks and the PG situation. "What if" is never a smart game to play but if being at a Grizz game is part of one of my dreams anytime soon I expect to see Tyreke at point and Dajuan Blair backing up in the post... not that I don't understand passing on Blair. However give me some stats on the PG situation. Because I suspect numbers match up with what I'm seeing on the court better than Caulkins' taking one bad play as damning evidence against the OJ for PG crowd or the ephemeral development of Conley.
What do you think about Heisley in the CA article today. Essentially "This movie is about money"
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