Memphis Grizzlies Can Make the 2010 NBA Playoffs

December 28th, 2009 by A. Enslen Butler Leave a reply »

The Grizzlies? The Memphis Grizzlies?

Don't laugh. As of Monday, Memphis is four-and-one-half games from the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. Yes, they are still last in the Southwest Division. But they are only a half-game behind New Orleans and four games behind third-place Houston (and we have no idea what is going to happen with the Tracy McGrady situation). As we close 2009, I want to give the Grizzlies a four-point plan to make the 2010 NBA Playoffs.
Point One: Decide on the point guard once and for all. Mike Conley can run hot and cold. Jamaal Tinsley and Marcus Williams are good passers, but horrible shooters. On potential, Conley is probably the best of the three. But the eye-test tells me that none have made the case to be the every-game starter. The best solution might be to start O.J. Mayo at point. Although I am not a big fan of that, it might be the best solution.  

Point Two: Do not trade Rudy Gay right now.

Since Gay will become a restricted free agent in 2010, they might be tempted to trade him now to get value for him. Don't. Wait until the off season and scan the market. You are going to ...

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