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Feb 17, 2010

02/16/2010 Phoenix Suns Post-Mortem

Keys to the toilet bowl

  • Grizzlies recap lose 109 - 95 at home after 5 full days "vacation" as they put it.
  • Rust?!
  • Darrell Arthur, Agent 00, formerly King Arthur, looks like a zero. He might not be ready for prime time until our playoff chances are too late. Kaput.
  • Mike Conley disappoints. When the Grizz were winning he was completely behind the scenes. Can't really attribute the wins to him but I would attribute the losses. Marcus Williams was the worst guy on the team since day one and hasn't improved much either. If Grizz continue to lose then it's time to start Jamaal Tinsley. Then it's really back to our losing ways, eg. Chucky Atkins days. Conley would be terrible off the bench again. He is one of those guys with the promise of utter brilliance but does not consistently deliver enough for a league that plays 82 games plus playoffs. To say he's our best shooter is not so much a compliment to him, but a sad reality of how the team lacks any pure three point threat. This year it doesn't seem to matter and Grizz capitalize on that by beating many opponents in the paint. If they want to make the next step though they have to rely on more than just Mike Conley to sink threes for them. Run the offense better. Eh, he's so young, maybe next year…
  • Next year. Most improved?
  • DEFENSE. It's the only way to win.
  • However, you won't win more than 1 out of 100 games shooting .356 FG%, 32 out of 90 buckets. If they had scored just 8 of those and brought the percentage up to .440%, they likely would have won. Is there a lack of focus or a lack of effort? It's not fatigue at this point. Maybe they need extra motivation? Like … HELLO, the bottom level, role-player salaries are going to be cut in half in the next 5 years so you better look good if you want to keep your nice house that you probably can't afford right now anyway. Like they say, "life isn't about basketball, it's more important than that".

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Marcus Williams was the worst guy on the team since day one and hasn't improved much either. If Grizz continue to lose then it's time to start Jamaal Tinsley."

You CANNOT be serious so I won't even comment...

vanjulio said...

well you did comment anyways?

Marcus Williams did not make it in the worst teams of the league already: New Jersey, Golden State.

I personally just never liked him because I don't like UCONN. So whateva' I'm biased.

Tinsley starting... why not? ok ok ok ok - I'm not serious about that.