Blu3 World Order - Grizzlies

Memphis Looking To Sweep in the Unbeaten City

By: Brendan Smart ( @ @bsmart21 )

When you go to the city of Las Vegas, do you ever really win? Gambling, drinking, and very little eating doesn't sound like a healthy win, right? The Memphis Grizzlies are looking to change those odds.

Going a strong (3-0) in the three preliminary games, the Grizzlies earned a first round bye for the tournament. Entering the Vegas tournament with 60-1 odds to win the championship, Memphis is looking to upset the Vegas system.

This team is very well constructed with play makers and young defensive specialist. Second year point guard Wade Baldwin IV hasn't changed his offensive game, consisting of straight line drives, and prayer shots, but he plays really good defense. Also, second year guard Wayne Selden Jr., has played both ends of the floor really well. Then, there is the tall tower defending the paint in second year Center Deyonta Davis. Offensive game has been inconsistent, but his defense, and rebounding have been consistently there.

Then, there are the “questionable” players in rookie forward Dillon Brooks, and third year player Jerell Martin. Unlike Brooks, Martin is fighting for a roster spot, and minutes on a playoff team. He has seemed to struggle in several games throughout the preliminary games, but has shown signs of what he can do. Now, Brooks has the goods, no questions asked. Not afraid of the moment, and learning when to take his shots throughout the game. Brooks is the future wing of the Grizzlies, and it is exciting to watch.

The Grizzlies opponent tonight is the Phoenix Suns (2-2). The Suns coming in off of a big first round win against the Utah Jazz yesterday. With having a little over 24 hours to rehab the Suns will have their hands full with a quick, and defensive team in the Grizzlies.

You can catch the game on NBA TV tonight at 8:00 ET, and follow @blu3worldorder on twitter for live updates.

Young Grizzlies Shine On Day One, Look to Take Down the Kings in Day Two

By: Brendan Smart  (@bsmart21)

The Memphis Grizzlies summer league team, young and full of first year players showed out in day one against the Washington Wizards in Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon.

Wayne Selden Jr, in particular seemed to be the most consistent player on the court for both teams. Scoring 29 points, and hitting the game winning shot with 2.3 seconds left. The kid showed how it was done. Undrafted, I remind you, and a raw talent, Selden is slowing finding his niche in the NBA.


Zach Randolph Out of Memphis, Leaves Lifetime of Memories

By: Christian Dudley (@ChristianDudley)

"Fifty for the CIty," Zach Randolph, will be changing teams as he has agreed in principle to a large contract with the Sacramento Kings.