Blu3 World Order - Grizzlies

Validating Zach Randolph as the NBA's Best Sixth Man

By: Christian Dudley (@ChristianDudley)

Zach Randolph has consumed a new role with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2016-17 and has provided life off the bench. Could he win the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award?

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Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Seed Leave the Memphis Grizzlies Hungry

By: Brendan Smart  (@bsmart21)

The Memphis Grizzlies ended a four game losing streak on Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers in dominating fashion. It seems this team gets hot around this time since the core four came together. The time of the year when “experts” are ready to project playoff seeding, but the Grizzlies are just getting started. Are the Grizzlies worthy of moving up in the Western Conference standings, considering inconsistent play?

My inner fan says, yes of course they should be worthy of moving up, but my intelligence is telling me no, and here's why. Yes, the Grizzlies have battled injuries all season, and players on minutes restrictions did not help the cause either. Rotation issues have absolutely hurt the Grizzlies. What hurts worst is the motivation, and execution from playing a team like the Golden State Warriors and then playing the New Orleans Pelicans. Beating a few sub 500 teams here and there consistently could've gave this team the sixth or even the fifth seed. To add to that point, motivation wasn't there even when playing teams like the Los Angeles Clippers. Motivation was sporadic, and inconsistent. Bipolar Grizzlies should be trademarked and stamped all over the 2016-2017 season, do I think the problems with roll over into the playoffs?

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New Kings: Memphis Grizzlies face the Restructured Kings for First Time

By: Christian Dudley (@ChristianDudley)

In any previous matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings, the headline revolved around the matchup at the center position: Marc Gasol versus DeMarcus Cousins. Following a major midseason trade which sent Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, the Kings are now in rebuilding mode. How will this affect the way the Grizzlies approach the Kings on Monday? Anthony Tolliver of the Sacramento Kings fills us in.

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