Thursday, August 27, 2009

AI Loves Memphis

This is worth watching again.

Allen Iverson Twitted today that he loves Memphis.

Rudy Gay has been silent on this issue.

Meanwhile John Hollinger says, with Iverson, we'll be the most selfish team ever.

All I can say is this team is better with Allen Iverson on a one year contract.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Trade for Beasley?

I wonder if the Heat wish they had traded Beasley for the number 2 draft pick. Beasley's trade value plummeted today when he checked into rehab.

If the Grizzlies can take advantage of Pat Riley's frustrations they should. Are the chances greater that Thabeet will pan out or that Beasley will pull his act together?

A year from now, who will be better?

On an unrelated note, I love how sites like RealGM and CNNSI are reporting that the "Wolves might make [a] play for Rudy Gay". It turns out that a writer in Minnesota speculated:

"It will be interesting to see if the Timberwolves, in need of a legitimate small forward, make a run at Memphis' 6-8, 240-pound Rudy Gay, who can become a restricted free agent next summer and might not be affordable for the Grizzlies. Ricky Rubio could be worthwhile trade bait."

I love that Charley Walters' convoluted thought somehow provides insight into the Wolves next move. CNN may as well report that the Grizzlies are trading for Beasley...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Few Offseason Pics

Here, David Loves the Grizzlies author and devoted reader watch intently... Marko Jaric practices his rebounding.

Brandon Wright didn't know he was the next Darrell Arthur when this photo was snapped.

Celebrating win #3. Can the Grizzlies keep the tradition alive on November 4?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Orlando Puts Us Out of Our Misery

Do you think, when the Grizzlies allowed the Magic to trade for Rafer Alston last winter, that they stipulated that the Magic must prevent the Grizzlies from making any idiotic free agent signings this summer?

Darko, I miss you

This Darko celebrating yet another three-point shot:

And here is Darko "shakin' dem haters off."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Obligatory Post on the Grizzlies' Schedule

Cause I know you're interested, I'll be attending the Grizzlies 5th game on November 4th and 71st game on March 24th in Oakland. That should give them time to improve.

Last year's highlights included two Grizzlies wins and a Darko ejection. I don't know how that can top that performance.

According to Basketball Prospectus, the Grizzlies have the most difficult schedule of any other team "for the second straight year".

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Tragedy of David Lee

How tragic is it that the Grizzlies won't have David Lee as their 1st big man off the bench?

Given the Grizzlies open pursuit of dead weight like Jason Williams, the absence of any free agent market for Lee, and the fact that acquiring Lee would give the Grizzlies a mulligan on the Thabeet draft - I'm going to put it somewhere between Sal Tessio and Stringer Bell.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Randolph Knicks Jersey: Deal or no Deal?

On Ebay, you can buy Zach Randolph's NY Knicks jersey for only $56.

What a deal.

Randolph only played for the Knicks two teams ago. I'm surprised more Grizzlies fans aren't snatching this up for Randolph throwback night.

You can only buy tickets to 11 Grizzlies games at this price.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jason Williams: Veteran Leader

Jason Williams, Memphis Grizzlies Veteran Leader, circa 2002: "We suck. Face the facts, we're not a good team at all. We're the worst team in the league to me"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

JWill #2

Any time you can add someone who averaged 0.3 points per minute most recently to a bench that badly needs a scorer, you have to, right?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quick Question

Any time you can add a washed up point guard who isn't good enough for the 2009 New York Knicks, you have to, right?

Monday, August 10, 2009


When you're a fan of a team like the Grizzlies, you don't have much to root for.

Luckily, Grizzlies fans have a new therapy called schadenfreude.

Schadenfreude helps Grizzlies fans get through annual trips to the lottery. While it may be impossible for every team to win fewer than 25 games, other teams can still suffer heartbreaking disappointment.

And that's schadenfreude for Grizzlies fans.

For example, today I read that long time target of Grizzlies fans' voodoo, the LA Lakers, suffered a blow when star power forward Pau Gasol broke his finger.

That's schadenfreude.

Klienza's exodus is reminiscent of the departure of Grizzlies guard Juan Carlos Navarro, improves the Grizzlies' draft position, and reduces a rival team's chances of dominating the Grizzlies next season.

That's schadenfreude, and when you're a Grizzlies fan, that's all you have to root for.