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The Grizz Fan’s Hater’s Guide: Southeast Division

October 17th, 2017

Part 3 of our series wraps up the Eastern Conference. To help get you ready for the start of the season, Grizzly Bear Blues is bringing you the Grizz Fans Hater’s Guide, a succinct look at every team in the NBA with a review of their 2016-17 season and the changes they made in the offseason. Next up: the Southeast Division. PLEASE NOTE: All commentary is 100% sarcasm and not intended to be as actual basketball analysis. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Hawks Last Season’s Record: 43-39 and a first round exit. I honestly cannot remember a single thing about the Hawks’... Read More

The Grizz Fan’s Hater’s Guide: Central Division

October 17th, 2017

Part Two of our league-wide preview looks at the Central Division. To help get you ready for the start of the season, Grizzly Bear Blues is bringing you the Grizz Fans Hater’s Guide, a succinct look at every team in the NBA with a review of their 2016-17 season and the changes they made in the offseason. We continue the Hater’s Guide with the East’s Central Division. PLEASE NOTE: All commentary is 100% sarcasm and not intended to be as actual basketball analysis. Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bulls Last Season’s Record: 41-41. Eighth in the East. But... Read More

The Grizz Fan’s Hater’s Guide: Atlantic Division

October 17th, 2017

We kick off our highly sarcastic look at every team in the NBA with the Atlantic Division. The NBA season is almost upon us. The first games will be played tonight, and the Grizzlies will kick off the season tomorrow night, when Tony Allen and the New Orleans Pelicans visit FedExForum. To help get you ready for the start of the season, Grizzly Bear Blues is bringing you the Grizz Fans Hater’s Guide, a succinct look at every team in the NBA with a review of their 2016-17 season and the changes they made in the offseason. We kick off the Hater’s Guide in the Eastern Conference with the Atlantic... Read More

The Importance of a Good Start

October 17th, 2017

The first ten games of the season often reflect the end result, good or bad. There are 82 games in the NBA regular the season, the first of the 2017-18 season is today. The Memphis Grizzlies first game is tomorrow versus the New Orleans Pelicans. With 82 games to trek through, there is plenty of time between now and April, enough time to overcome long losing streaks and close gaps towards the playoffs. But I’m not here to argue that the Grizzlies will yet again make the playoffs. This is about starting the season the right way. And what is the right way, you ask? Winning. Let’s take a look... Read More

Merry Grizzmas Eve: Previewing the 2017-2018 Memphis Grizzlies

October 17th, 2017

The 2017-2018 season is upon us. What will it all mean for the Grizzlies? Once again it’s Grizzmas Eve, ladies and gentlemen. And this year feels just a little bit different. Mostly because of the things you already know. Gone are Memphis Grizzlies icons Zach Randolph and Tony Allen, as well as future Hall of Famer Vince Carter. Tyreke Evans, Ben McLemore, and Mario Chalmers have arrived. Chandler Parsons is somehow now a bench big, James Ennis III is somehow now a starter, and Memphis just yesterday waived its 2016 1st round pick (Wade Baldwin IV) and a guy they just signed to a three-year... Read More

Grit and Grind Ain’t Dead

October 16th, 2017

It’s still with us. When Tony Allen said, “It’s just all heart. Grit. Grind.” it was so emblematic of the striving in this city it became our core mantra. As Allen recently put it, “…that’s the way I live, that’s the way I carry myself. You know, I grind for my family, I grind for the people I love. It’s a way of life.” And in our largely blue collar city this resonates, it is our way of life. But, in the off season the Grizzlies organization did not noticeably contend for the Grindfather Tony Allen and the toughest power-forward in the game Zach Randolph. The public embodiments... Read More

Memphis Grizzlies plan to waive Wade Baldwin and Rade Zagorac

October 16th, 2017

The Grizzlies make their final moves of the season cutting Balwin and Zagorac. A Memphis Woj Bomb! Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news that Memphis plans to waive Wade Baldwin and Rade Zagorac before roster cutdown deadline today. These will be the last moves the Grizzlies plan to make this offseason. Sources: Memphis plans to waive or trade guard Wade Baldwin — 17th overall pick in 2016 NBA Draft — before roster cutdown deadline today. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017 The Grizzlies are also planning to waive or trade forward Rade Zagorac today, league... Read More

Paradise Lost: Chandler Parsons

October 16th, 2017

Chin up fans, there is hope at the end. Paradise Lost is an epic blank verse poem by John Milton describing the scheming of the Devil to outwit Adam and Eve and bring the world to a place of death and darkness. The fictional poem seemed am appropriate metaphor for the Chandler Parsons experiment that the Memphis Grizzlies have been wrapped up in for the past 15 months. The poem begins in hell with the forces of darkness trying to figure out how to continue their war against their enemies in heaven. This is fitting after the 34-game fiasco last year with the $94 million dollar man. We are in... Read More

3 and D Podcast: Decision Time

October 16th, 2017

Episode 8: The Final Roster The newest episode of the 3 and D podcast is ready for your enjoyment! Joe and Mark talk about Kyrie Irving bad mouthing Cleveland, Michael Jordan comments about the NBA, and Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid getting paid. They also continue with Grizzlies discussion about the preseason games, what they like, what they dont like, and who they think will make the final roster. It’s all on a new episode of the 3 and D Podcast! Follow us on Twitter @3andDPod and be sure to subscribe to the podcast on BlogTalkRadio and iTunes so you never miss an episode! Thank you... Read More

Recap: Grizzlies Roll New Orleans 142-101

October 14th, 2017

Tony Allen is back in his first appearance as a Pelican in Memphis The Grindfather was back in the building tonight, but it was only as a spectator as the Memphis Grizzlies got a commanding victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, 142-101. The Grizzlies and Pelicans both looked a bit out of sync early on, the Grizzlies especially so. Marc Gasol got the Grizzlies first basket with about 8:30 left in the quarter. Wade Baldwin got the start at the 2 spot like Andrew Harrison did last game. Wade, Marc, and Mike Conley each had threes to help give the Grizzlies a 34-24 lead at the end of the first... Read More