With fan voting for the 2020 NBA All-Star teams concluding today, we wanted to release our edition of who we would select to represent the teams of this great league.
The guys talk takeaways from the Grizzlies’ perfect week against the T’Wolves, Spurs, and Warriors in addition to their thoughts on the national media finally taking notice of this young team. Twitter Corner is a segment that looks like it’s here to stay and then we finish up by doling out mid-season team awards for MVP, MIP, 6MPY, DPOY.
Former NBA player and current ESPN co-host Kendrick Perkins gave a shout out to the young Grizzlies on Tuesday night during their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The crew talks about the Grizzlies wins over the weekend, continue to heap praise on Ja and Jaren, and talk potential trades as well as the upcoming schedule. The guys also discuss some popular Twitter polls involving the Grizzlies in recent days. Zak somehow thinks that a third guy — not Ja or Jaren — is the most impactful player in wins. Listen and find out his logic why.
Picking up where I left off from my Atlantic lookback, I am moving on to the Central Division. I do think this division had more action and mix-up that warrants analysis. Now let’s break down what each team did.
I take a look back at this off-season to see how my analysis (as well as others) are standing up now with a good bit of the season in the books.
Here is the Atlantic division:
The Grizzlies have a solid week with some highlight reel performances. We discuss the following and more:
– Who is the face of the franchise?
– Aron Baynes is deceased
– Dillon’s importance to the team
– Did Ja or Jaren impress more?
– Stat tidbits on Jae and BC
Grizzlies Jaren Jackson Jr. and Jonas Valanciunas are both starter-caliber players in their own right — each with the ability to earn a double-double on a nightly basis — but does having to play alongside a post-heavy, non-distributing big man help or hurt Jackson?
It’s a great time of year. The holidays are upon us and the jolly ole NBA has given us enough games to go ahead and dole out some awards.
The Backdoor Cut Crew recaps the first Grizzlies throwback night of the season, in which they faced LeBron and the 1st place Lakers. Ja and Jaren had their best cumulative game of the year in the Vancouver teal, but the team came up just short. Zak and Mason give their thoughts on the proposed mid-season tournament and then leave you with some of their favorite teams to watch around the league.