To trade or…

It’s that time of year, Grizz Nation. The rumors are flying. The blogs are bursting with time-wasting trade machine ideas. At this point, everyone has their opinion, and where would they share that opinion other than Twitter?

I’ve been reading a lot of Zach Randolph rumors, and while I’m pretty sure trading 1/3 of the foundation of our team is not the move we need to make, I’ll entertain the thought (for a moment). Phoenix has definitely contacted the Memphis Front Office, and I’m sure there have been plenty more deals brought forth.

(Soobum Im/US Presswire)

(Soobum Im/US Presswire)

Thank goodness I’m also reading that the Grizzlies have rejected every offer on the table for Zach. Phew.

 

What do I think we should do?     It’s too obvious; get a satisfactory back-up point guard. We’re hurting without Mike Conley right now, and Nick Calathes is just not used to our grit n grind style. Actually, it seems like he’s not used to American basketball altogether. It would be awesome to find a backup PG who can keep our low turnover count and can spread the floor. Someone needs to go, and someone new needs to come in. So, here are some possibilities.

I hate to speculate, but I’m a blogger. It’s what I do.

I think we could trade Ed Davis, Jon Leuer, or Tayshaun Prince without missing them too much. The Grizzlies could probably get someone very good in return for one of those guys. From there, some possible point guards we can go after:

  • CJ Watson from the Pacers
  • Eric Maynor from the Wizards
  • Devin Harris from the Mavericks
  • Aaron Brooks from the Rockets
  • Beno Udrih from the Knicks

So Grizz Nation, what do you think?

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Take it to Twitter

I mean what can I say? This just sucks. Mike Conley has been playing some of the best ball in the league right now. So, you can imagine the heartache of helplessly watching him roll his ankle on J.J. Barea’s foot in the 4th quarter last night. Unanswered questions filled my mind, and like any respectable member of Grizz Nation, I impatiently want my answers NOW. So, where do Grizzlies fans look for the most up-to-date info on our favorite point guard?

These days the answer will always be Twitter.

It’s fast, it’s simple, and right now, the list of credible and timely legitimate and self-proclaimed sports reporters (I’m guilty) is endless. From the moment Conley went down it took less than 24 hours for an accurate and thorough medical update. How cool is that?

Let me show you what I mean.

 

Pause for a night of restless sleep and a full day of constant Twitter refreshing.

 

Over the last 10 games, Conley averaged 18.2 PPG, 6.5 assists, and 1.5 steals. We desperately need numbers like this. At this point Grizz Nation knows how to patiently wait out a recovery, but that doesn’t mean we like it.

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(Robert Beck/SI)

BearsofBeale wishes you a safe
and speedy recovery, Mike!

-Casey Black