Tagged Memphis Grizzlies

How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

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Week 25 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Making Your Final Championship Push

If your fantasy basketball championship round either begins or continues this week, allow me to express my condolences. With only a week-and-a-half left in the NBA regular season, this is the time of year where real-roster chicanery runs amok from playoff locks to tankers alike. Championship contenders eyeing deep playoff runs look to buy their…

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Players With Most to Prove in NBA’s Final Month

We are trained to love and support a team, a brand, a culture. NBA players are seemingly cogs in the wheel that come and go, ever-replaceable so long as the brand is in good health. During the stretch run of the season, fans of teams outside playoff contention shift their focus from this year to…

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Week 22 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Which Players Should You Drop?

The fantasy basketball playoffs have arrived in most leagues, which means you can no longer afford to keep dead weight on your roster. That means it’s time to say “Bye, Felicia” to the following players. Boston Celtics swingman Gordon Hayward (84.5% owned in ESPN.com leagues) has played better as of late, but you can’t depend…

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Trae Young Puts Atlanta Hawks Back on Map

Seven seconds is all it takes. We’re late in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Tankathon match-up between the Atlanta Hawks and the Phoenix Suns. The Hawks are down three, slightly reeling after another bucket from Tyler Johnson. Trae Young decides to stop the bleeding. He receives the inbound pass from John Collins. As he crosses…

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Week 20 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: The NBA’s Tank Race and You

Now that we’re past the trade deadline and All-Star break, NBA teams are positioning into one of two camps: If they’re playing for the postseason, they’re tightening rotations, increasing minutes and going all out. If they aren’t gunning for a playoff spot, they’ll likely begin some chicanery to increase chances of landing more ping pong…

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TBW Roundtable: NBA Trade Deadline Fallout

Another insane trade deadline has passed, and one thing is clear: The NBA knows how to create drama around player movement. To clear up everything else, we assembled our dedicated NBA writers to provide perspective on the deadline, as well as addressing the elephant in the room: Anthony Davis. Who were the biggest winners at…

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Grit’n’Ground Out: Challenges of the Memphis Grizzlies’ Rebuild

The time has finally come for the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grit’n’Grind era is no more, and it appears the front office has finally decided it’s time to pull the plug. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski recently dropped one of his patented Bombs, reporting the Grizzlies had “reached a crossroads.” Mainstays of the most successful stint in Grizzlies…

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Memphis Slow Rolls the Fast West

December 12th rolled around, and the Memphis Grizzlies were sitting in the midst of the Western Conference’s top teams. They had 15 wins and a stingy-as-ever defense. It wasn’t until January 17 last season that the Grizz notched their 15th victory. Healthy returns of Mike Conley and Marc Gasol—perhaps the two most perennially underrated stars…

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Realistic Expectations for Joakim Noah and the Memphis Grizzlies

Injury, banishment and an albatross of a contract hopefully behind him,  2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah begins the next chapter of his NBA story this week. The 33-year-old, 6’11 center officially signed a prorated one-year veterans minimum deal with the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday. What can Noah and his new squad reasonably expect of one…

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