Memphis Grizzlies Analysis

The Ja Morant Moral Panic Is Back

by John Wilmes

Jan 2, 2024 10:22 PM

If Ja Morant is endangering himself or others, that's an issue that needs addressing, but when it comes to how he wants to be, well, that's up to him, and it looks as though he's decided for now that his freedom to speak and signal as he does matters more to him than maximizing his branding opportunities. Read more »

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NBA's Top Wing Trios Ranked

by Wes Goldberg

Aug 16, 2023 1:51 PM

We've ranked every team's wing corps from 1 to 30 based on the top three wings' production, upside and versatility. Read more »

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Zion And Ja's Murky Crossroads

by John Wilmes

Jun 20, 2023 3:55 PM

Despite all the instant glory, there is a stressful cloud of beleaguerment around both Zion Williamson and Ja Morant. It has been a while since fresh superstars stumbled in this way. Read more »

Tags: Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA

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Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Celtics finished first in Net Rating ahead of the Cavaliers, who jumped up from 13th last season and 28th as recently as 2021. Read more »
How Ja Morant's Absence Could Help Grizzlies In Playoffs

by Wes Goldberg

Ja Morant's recent absence provided a glimpse of what the offense could be. This stretch is far from proof of concept, but it could be something for Memphis to build on. Read more »
Ja Morant And The Ghosts of The Mid-2000's

by John Wilmes

During the liminal phase between Jordan and LeBron, Allen Iverson and basically all of the Blazers became subjects of daily, nauseating moral analysis that ultimately led to a repressive and racist dress code. Read more »
The Warriors And Grizzlies Fight For The Future

by John Wilmes

Memphis seems destined to figure heavily in the future either way, but the grizzled three-time champions are not prepared to concede the present after spending the past couple of seasons licking wounds and rebuilding around their core. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Suns jumped from 30th in the NBA in Net Rating in 17-18 to 29th to 18th in 19-20 to third last season and first in 21-22. Read more »
The Lovely Chaos Of The Memphis Grizzlies

by John Wilmes

The Grizzlies do not carry themselves, or play the game with small market energy. They are, rather, a team that understands both the fluidity and the brutality of basketball, and the emotional rhythms that tend to shape 48 minutes. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Jazz jumped from ninth in Net Rating last season to first in 20-21. Read more »
2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Mavericks appear to be the only playoff lock in the division, the Rockets, Spurs, Grizzlies and Pelicans should all at least be in the Play-In mix. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Memphis Grizzlies

by Colin McGowan

Being heedless, when you can still afford to be, is one of the great pleasures of being young. And seeing Ja Morant romp and rage- it's a kind of metaphor for being young, a heightened representation of it. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Everything In The NBA Is Optimized Even When Nothing's Happening At All

by Colin McGowan

Everybody involved in Andre Iguodala's suspended animation season is acting rationally and reasonably, but there a depressing valence to this. Read more »
It's Been A Pleasure Getting To Know Pau Gasol

by Colin McGowan

When Pau Gasol joined the Lakers, their fans were naturally thrilled, but in the long run, his move to L.A. did something for everybody who follows the NBA. Read more »
2019-20 Southwest Division Preview

by Keith P Smith

On the Grizzlies' exciting rebuild, Houston's big gamble on Russell Westbrook, Dallas seeing what they have in Doncic and Porzingis, the Pelicans in Year 1 of the Zion era, and the Spurs doing very little but outperforming expectations yet again. Read more »
Ja Morant Enters NBA As Both Underdog And Favorite

by Micah Wimmer

Ja Morant was picked No. 2 overall in 2019, but not so long ago was accidentally found by a mid-major program. What might that mean for his NBA career? Read more »
Thirty Histories: Memphis Grizzlies

by Colin McGowan

Hubie Brown continues to have the requisite spirit to call thirty-odd contests per year. Nobody explains the game- nobody so clearly relishes explaining the game- like he does. Read more »
2019 Western Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
Memphis Grizzlies: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

The Grizzlies officially begun their rebuild by trading Marc Gasol. It is expected to get fully going this offseason with a Mike Conley deal. Read more »