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Old 11-15-2012, 05:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: The Grizzlies could win it all...

Seen this movie before.

They need better point guard play to be considered contendors
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:33 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Re: The Grizzlies could win it all...

Conley is fine as long as he's not the primary scorer from the perimeter. He's still a productive player. Memphis gave away a game in the playoffs by blowing a 20-something point lead. Wayne Ellington is a huge pickup for them that addresses their outside shooting problem. He's a career 38% shooter from 3pt range. They have Jerryd Bayless as well coming off the bench. They match up with any team in the west that doesn't play in LA.

Nobody is going to stop a healthy Chris Paul.
The Clippers improved from last year by adding a legit 6th man in Jamal Crawford and through the development of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. On nights when Lamar decides to show up, he gives the team a whole new dimension.
Let's not forget about the Vinny Del Negro factor- the guy will cost them games by himself. Chris Paul has won 2 playoff series in 7 years.

The Lakers have a lot of work to do. Fitting Kobe into the D'Antoni offense isn't going to be easy. Are Pau and Dwight even going to be able to stay on the court together? Does Pau have enough range to spread the floor for the Nash/Dwight or Kobe/Dwight pick and roll?

OKC took a step back this year. Even though the Harden trade will help them in the long run, they're missing a consistent third scorer and a guy that can make plays for others. They can still make a run with explosive scorers like Durant and Westbrook.

The Spurs are a wildcard. Because of the talent and experience of their stars, they can beat anybody. But due to their age, they can also lose to almost anybody. Tim Duncan looks like he's found the fountain of youth, although his game is based off of fundamentals instead of athleticism. Health is a concern with these guys too, especially Manu.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Re: The Grizzlies could win it all...

Grizz are a dark horse to win it. It could happen but I don't think they have been deep in the playoffs enough to pull it off. I could see Gay pulling a Harden, which would hurt the Grizz more than Harden hurt OKC.

They also don't have a superstar player à la Durant to bail them out. It is possible but not the most likely.
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Seen this movie before.

They need better point guard play to be considered contendors
Just like recent champs like Miami and LA needed quality PG's?


I don't think Memphis is winning it this year, but PG play is not the reason why.
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Re: The Grizzlies could win it all...

I'll buy the Grizzlies having a shot. Not because they are better or anything, but because the top of the West has grown weaker, allowing some other teams to contend for the Western Conference. Some team or teams is going to claim the odds the Thunder had of winning. Clippers have a shot too, sure. I trust Memphis' scorers more than I do the Clippers' outside of Paul, but hard to argue w/ a head to head win.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Re: The Grizzlies could win it all...

could, yes - a bunch of good players, pretty well coached

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titles are won by transcendant stars - Griz come up a little short in that department - maybe someone like ZBo or Gay can have a run like Dirk did a couple years back? Maybe?
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IMO Clippers have a better shot at going to the Finals before the Grizzlies do.
He said the Grizzlies COULD win it all.

Not that they WILL.
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Re: The Grizzlies could win it all...

I will say this about the Grizzlies, the weak point in their lineup is the all NBA defensive team member, Tony Allen. That's not a bad place to be. If there's one team that could replicate the 2004 Pistons' success (in terms of being a team to win a title without a top 10 player), they're it.
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could, yes - a bunch of good players, pretty well coached

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titles are won by transcendant stars - Griz come up a little short in that department - maybe someone like ZBo or Gay can have a run like Dirk did a couple years back? Maybe?
Let's not forget that Dirk is also a one time MVP player.

Gay and Zbo will have to do a lot more than what they are currently doing to be on that level.

It's not because Dirk only one a chip once that it was a fluke. He was playing out of his mind!
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:09 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Re: The Grizzlies could win it all...

that's what Im saying, Dirk was just light's out in a way he'd never been before really (despite previous MVP considerations)

Zbo had a great run in the playoffs a couple years ago so he'd be the likely candidate if it were to come to pass - dont think Gay has the game for it
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Re: The Grizzlies could win it all...

For people dismissing Conely as a championship point guard - the last time a champion had a better point guard was 2007.
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I think you're forgetting Norris Cole
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Re: The Grizzlies could win it all...

There are like 8 teams that COULD win it all. Not sure why the thread starter was somewhat anxious in his declaration like he thought he would get a bunch of backlash.
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8?

You might as well say that there are 30 teams that could win it all in that case.
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Re: The Grizzlies could win it all...

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For people dismissing Conely as a championship point guard - the last time a champion had a better point guard was 2007.
So you think Conely is a better PG than Rondo?
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