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Jan 31, 2011

Grizzlies' Randolph named Player of the Week

Grizzlies' Randolph named Player of Week

Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies
Jan. 24 @ Toronto: Posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds in a 100-98 win over the Raptors.
Jan. 26 @ New Jersey: Scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a 93-88 loss to the Nets.
Jan. 28 @ Philadelphia: Totaled 22 points and 12 rebounds in a 99-94 victory over the 76ers.
Jan. 29 vs. Washington: Recorded 24 points and 20 rebounds in a 107-93 win over the Wizards.

Bitch don't hate me hate the bank, or snatch the G's that I take
Or hate my shiny wristband, and big ass rims I rotate
See people flip when I'm comin', got some of 'em sick at the stomach
They wonder what I brought in, they wonder what I got comin'

Jan 27, 2011

Transactions versus Wins

Lately the Grizzlies have been so up and down it's led me to question the meaning of life itself. One day we're a playoff team, the next we're not. One day we can beat anyone, the next day we look like we should blow up the roster and fire Coach Hollins.

A lot of this unpredictability stems from the weak bench and lack of maturity. Fans constantly dream up crazy scenarios for their team to get out of the current reality and magically bring them immortal powers. I often have wondered if it's better to stand pat or wheel and deal, potentially bolstering the bench with more mature veterans (Tony Allen?).

So today I took the current NBA standings for January 27th, 2011 and tallied the number of roster transactions for each team. You can see the results are somewhat telling of this season. There are a variety of reasons for the transactions we seen this year, the least of which is the summer of Lebron.


1. Check out Dallas, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Indiana. These are some of the extreme outliers. But in general you find that the top top teams made a lot of roster moves as well as the bottom bottom teams.
2. Most of the movements on the top teams were free agent signs.
3. Most of the movements on the mid-low tier teams were rookie contract and journeymen 10-day contract signs and waives, but some teams like New Jersey buck that trend as they were busy in all avenues.
4. The average teams seem to be happy where they are in terms of wins and transactions. I guess in this economy you don't want to make unnecessary risks, do you agree?
5. OKC is happy where they are because they are the kings of the future apparently - they didn't need to tweak much. Utah and Portland have struggled, and we can maybe see why they fail to keep up with the Western elite. We see the same observation for Orlando.

Rather than speculate any more I'll leave you to analyze the data yourself and make your own conclusions. For the Grizzlies I would say they are doing about as much as they could without being to rash this season, relative to other franchises in their position. So my fanatical instinct to do something radical mid-season is probably very irrational, as original suspected.

Jan 25, 2011


As a Toronto fan said after the game on RealGM, Toronto needs more sombreros.

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AP 2011-01-24
Memphis Grizzlies' Rudy Gay(notes) reacts after scoring the game winning point during the Grizzlies' 100-98 win over the Toronto Raptors in an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, in Toronto.

UH OH! Another 3 game win streak for the Grizzzzzzlies! Time to handle your business in New Jersey kids! You know, the team that beat the NBA worst by like 1 point last night and has 9 less wins than us. We have to whip them. We need an annihilation victory, promulgated by a rabid Marc Gasol if you please.

And then – the elusive .500 record, with playoff dreams, is in the bag.

Jan 20, 2011

Days of NBA Lives - Wherein I steal Ball Don't Lie's Idea

I think this stuff is hilarious so I'm going to be ripping it off for now and doing it my own way. Enjoy.

  • Marcin Gortat: The best QB in NFL....... For me as a europen guy who doesnt know shit about football I pick M.Vick???? Am i wrong?

  • Larry Sanders:The planes came to take over the buildings..

  • Marcin Gortat:Woman..... We will never understand them!:(

  • Evan Turner:North Carolina has waffle house so you already know where I'm going

  • Daniel Gibson: Some ppl come into our lives & leave footprints on our hearts.. Others come into our lives & make us wanna leave footprints on there face

  • Bobby Brown:Look into my closet then u kno I love couture, even more my shoe collection 2 fly for the fu$$in floor..Shelves, Louis V in shelves

  • DeJuan Blair:IM BORED AS EVER!! BOUT TA GO 2 sleep!!!

Jan 11, 2011


Grizzlies did it again. Losing to New Jersey at home after a nice 4 win streak last month was upsetting. Now losing to Charlotte on the road in front of a YMCA church game crowd (2,500 fans only) with playoff aspirations in the air is enough to make ya real mad.

"Told ya I coulda played tonight, Jack. "

Jan 10, 2011


  • ZBO Earns Player of the Week Honors – First week of the year 2011 goes to Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph!

    Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies
    Jan. 4 vs. Oklahoma City: Recorded 31 points and 16 rebounds during a 110-105 win over the Thunder.
    Jan. 7 vs. Utah: Poured in 26 points and 11 rebounds in a 110-99 victory over the Jazz.
    Jan. 8 @ Oklahoma City: Netted 27 points and added 16 rebounds and two blocks during a 109-100 loss to the Thunder.

    The Grizz went 2-1 against playoff teams this week and Randolph had both 4th highest point and rebound averages in the league over that span.

    Don't celebrate too much now. Season is just getting warmed up. Long way to go. But we're in the hunt!
  • Jan 5, 2011

    Dunk Contest?

    I was kind of excited to hear rumor of Blake Griffin in the dunk contest.
    Allegedly this guy will be in the contest this year too:

    Another name that came up was Serge Ibaka. Yes his name is cool and would be a great spokesman for Surge drink if it was still around. He can dunk