A former first-round pick of the Memphis Grizzlies, the six-foot-11, 226-pounder has spent the majority of his career on the sidelines, never living up to expectations after bolting for the NBA after just one season in college.
The 27-year-old appeared in all 66 games for the Bulls last season — starting 43 of them — averaging 6.2 points, 2.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 24.8 minutes per game.
The NBA playoffs serve as a huge reality check for teams, showing them their true weaknesses and where they have to get better if they want to win a title.
With Tim Duncan playing a supporting role, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli have carried the Spurs on this great run. The team’s greatest strength might be its depth with a myriad of journeymen vets and D-Leaguers.
The playoffs are only about two weeks away, and there has been some serious power-shifting going on in the NBA. Let’s take a look at some of the trends and other quirky stories as we head into the playoffs.
Rudy Gay scored 25 points and Tony Allen matched his season high with 21 to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat New Jersey 105-100 on Wednesday night, handing the error-prone Nets their season-high seventh straight loss.
“I’m going to get through it,” said Anthony. “I’m living. I’m walking. I’m smiling. I’m hurt, but I’ll be all right.”
Rudy Gay scored a season-high 26 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat New York 94-83 on Thursday night to end the Knicks’ winning streak at four games.
You are up three, late in an NBA playoff game, and the other team has the ball. What do you do on defense? Nobody seems to learn from the mistakes of others.
Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday and grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.
The Grizzlies just got a reality check from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Memphis’ turn-back-the-clock style of play was shut down by a more athletic team.
After one completed game in each series, here’s what we know about the second round of the NBA playoffs.
Randolph had a playoff career-high 34 points and 10 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 20 points and 13 boards, and the Grizzlies outmatched the Oklahoma City Thunder in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.
It happens 25, maybe 50 times a season in the NBA. A team is up three, very late in the game, yet, somehow, the other team gets a good look at a three to tie the game.
Toney Douglas tied a franchise record by making nine of the New York Knicks’ franchise-record 20 3-pointers, scoring 29 points in a 120-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night that snapped a three-game losing streak.