Thunder-Grizzlies: Preview of the 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals Anyone?

December 11th, 2009 by Andrew Kennedy Leave a reply »
The two youngest teams in the NBA met up Friday night in what has quickly become one of my favorite match-ups to watch in the league today.

Oklahoma City took care of Memphis 102-94 led by Kevin Durant, who threw up 32 points with 10 rebounds while Russell Westbrook chipped in 23 points and seven assists.

I can’t help but want to take a look into the crystal ball that tells the NBA’s future and see what could be if these two franchises are able to hang on to their respective cores of young stars.

Right now, the Thunder are a lot better off than Memphis but I like to include the Grizzlies in the conversation mainly because of how much I loved their most recent draft and the potential I see in O.J. Mayo.

You can’t help but love every pick they made in the draft, starting with the second overall pick, Hasheem Thabeet (the definition of “upside”). They went on to take DeMarre Carroll and Sam Young. How can you complain with those picks, especially when you already have young studs like Mayo, Mike Conley, Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay?

The Grizzlies are too young right now (obviously) and have surrounded ...

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