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Author: ZT Zhu

Takeaways From The Memphis Grizzlies Bubble Experience

Reading Time: 3 minutesTyus Jones’ impact is underrated Its difficult to be under the spotlight when you’re Ja Morant’s backup, so the quiet, fundamentally sound veteran point guard Tyus Jones didn’t get much media converges throughout the season. His influence on the game however, was unveiled through his absence in the bubble games. Before the shutout, Grizzlies had one of the most devastating bench unit in the entire league, the combination of Jones, Melton and Clarke averages a net rating of +20.1, most in any Grizzlies trio by a wide margin. After a knee injury right after the scrimmage...

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Predicting the Memphis Grizzlies Eight Games in the Bubble

Reading Time: 6 minutesPredicting Grizzlies’ 8 regular season games in Orlando: July 31: vs Blazers – Loss The Memphis Grizzlies and the Portland Trail Blazers faced off only once this season, in a game crucial to positions in the standing, the Youngbloods defeated Lillard’s team 110-104. However, the outcome might be different this time around. One big factor in that game was Brandon Clarke’s 27 points. With Nurkic being out and Hassan Whiteside as the only capable big, Clarke was unchallenged throughout the game. The paint was free for him to roam and dunks came easy. Nurkic will likely...

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Why the Grizzlies aren’t Screwed from the NBA Resuming Plan

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Memphis Grizzlies haven’t always been on the benefited side when it comes to league changes and major decisions. The front-office is not vocal, and the impact of a small market team is significantly less than those from bog markets. Ever since the coronavirus outbreak putting an abrupt stop to the NBA season, new plans to resuming gameplay haven’t stopped coming out. As time elapses, the chance of finishing the full schedule is scarce, and reports tend to incline towards going straight to the playoffs or adding a play-in or 8th seed contenders. Knowing the league’s...

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Why the Grizzlies Should Trade Dillion Brooks for Buddy Hield

Reading Time: 4 minutesDillon Brooks is an intriguing player, to say the least. He is technically a role player in Grizzlies’ system, but he averages the most shot attempts among the team. Memphis desperately needs his shooting output, especially after trading Jae Crowder, but many fans advocate for the idea of replacing him with a more efficient scorer. The 2020 3-point champion Buddy Hield has been in the trade talk for a while, after voicing his frustration publicly multiple times, the 27-year-old signed a 4 year, $94 million extension that keeps him in Sacramento. We’ll assess the value in...

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Top 3 NBA Draft Targets for the Grizzlies

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy this time last year, Memphis was in a dilemma. With the inevitable termination of the GNG era, the front office sought a complete rebuild. However, the Grizzlies were not closely as bad as the Knicks or the Suns that a chance at the top draft pick seemed scarce. The draft lottery changed all that. The Memphis Grizzlies fans were ecstatic to get Murray State’s generational talent Ja Morant, who would lead the franchise to the 8th spot in a competitive Western Conference. Currently, the team is in great spirit, and the conversion of the first-rounder...

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