Sam discusses social justice and the historic week in the NBA. Why are supposed Grizzlies fan blogs trying to trade away Jaren? This is why we can’t have nice things! Lastly, Subbi from TICH joins Sam to talk all things playoffs.
The Grizzlies fall to Portland in an epic battle in the first of eight seeding games in Orlando.
Read more on my five takeaways (I got carried away and wrote about six):
-Tempo, tempo, tempo
-Jaren is the man
-The beast is awake
-Dillon is not the bad guy
-BC is big time
🎧Proper etiquette to people with headphones in
🩹Jaren out, who can step up in his place?
🏀Josh Jackson could have nice role
📈Stats that are tough to handle
📎Reactions from the Clippers’ beatdown
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.
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?
The Memphis Grizzlies are in rebuild mode, but is it possible they are already following the road map laid out by another team that found success by building around young superstars?
I had to get eyes on Ja before the season started, so I made it a point to attend the Grizzlies second pre-season game of 2019. It came as an added bonus that potential lottery pick RJ Hampton faced up for the Breakers across from the new Grizzly point guard.
After a summer full of weddings and adventures, the whole Backdoor Cut Crew (Sam, Mason, Rich, and Zak) is back together again. The crew discusses Grizzlies news surrounding Taylor Jenkins’ shoring up of his coaching staff, Dwight Howard talking to LA, the presence of various Grizzlies in the FIBA World Cup, and why $2 is better than no $.
In this week’s Grizzlies Grab bag, we cover some Mike Conley trade rumors, a sentimental Gasol, and young star’s social media.