Tag: Offseason Outlook

  • MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Chris Wallace

    MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Chris Wallace

    Wallace has never possessed more assets and upside than he now has entering this offseason. Yes, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley are in their early 30s and have had injury issues. But they’re still two of the top-40 players in the league, with another couple of seasons of prime production ahead.

  • MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Andrew Harrison

    MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Andrew Harrison

    This was a breakthrough season for a prospect who represents the best of the Grizzlies’ development process. Drastic improvement in his offensive game restored confidence that he finally can be a serviceable backup to Conley at point guard.

  • MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – MarShon Brooks

    MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – MarShon Brooks

    When Chris Wallace contacted Brooks in March after the 2011 NBA first-round pick returned from his third consecutive season playing in China, the Grizzlies’ general manager said he was looking to add someone to the roster who could score consistently without dominating the office. Brooks not only convinced Wallace that he found the right man for the job, he then went out and quickly executed the request.

  • MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Ben McLemore

    MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Ben McLemore

    Ben Mclemore scored at least 13 points in four of his final five games, and sprinkled in some encouraging moments over the final two months of the season.

  • MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Mario Chalmers

    MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Mario Chalmers

    Chalmers entered training camp after spending a year and a half recovering from 2016 Achilles surgery, and provided stability and veteran savvy. Beating out Wade Baldwin and Rade Zagorac – a first-round pick and a highly-coveted foreign prospect – for one of the final roster spots spoke volumes about the goodwill Chalmers still carried from his previous, sparkplug stint in Memphis before he was injured.

  • MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Tyreke Evans

    MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Tyreke Evans

    Through the first half of the season, there was arguably no better bargain from 2017 free agency than what Evans provided the Grizzlies while playing on a one-year, $3.3 million deal. When available and healthy, a strong case can be made that Evans was the Grizzlies’ best player this season.

  • MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Deyonta Davis

    MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Deyonta Davis

    As the old adage goes, “You don’t teach NBA size.” And at nearly 7 feet and 240 pounds, Davis has the physical foundation of a prototype professional center. He’s also almost automatic when the ball finds him operating within his wheelhouse slicing down the paint and at the rim. This past season, 196 of his 265 (72.8%) shot attempts came from within nine feet of the basket.

  • MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Wayne Selden Jr.

    MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Wayne Selden Jr.

    There’s a pretty good reason his last three NBA coaches continued to essentially leave the porch lights on and the door unlocked to their rotation for Selden. It’s because they know when he gets right, shows up and sustains that effort and energy level, highlights tend to happen.

  • MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Ivan Rabb

    MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Ivan Rabb

    Rabb showed all the signs why the Grizzlies maneuvered high into the second round of last summer’s draft to grab him at No. 35 overall. The face-up game. The footwork in the post.

  • MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Kobi Simmons

    MikeCheck: Grizzlies Offseason Outlook – Kobi Simmons

    Speed, quickness, athleticism and length were all what made Simmons such an attractive developmental prospect when the Grizzlies snagged him after he went undrafted out of Arizona last summer.