The Milwaukee Bucks make a preseason visit to The Bluff City on Tuesday October 15, 2013.
They've been beaten by sharp guard play, aggressive swingmen, and big men who play an inside-out style. Sound familiar? It should.
First, the Grizzlies posses sharp guard play. That means that even more than being aggressive, but being smart at the same time.
Jerryd Bayless averaged 1.5 turnovers/game last season, Mike Conley 2.4 turnovers/game, Tony Allen with just a hair less than Bayless at 1.4 turnovers/game. Now this doesn't totally epitomize sharpness, but it does give a solid indication of the meaning.
Tough for most teams but especially so for the relatively small and stationary Bucks, who have eight players on roster who are under 6-7, the acceptable norm height for a swingman in the NBA.
Last, the Grizzlies bigs are mobile, they can post, they can drive to the hole, or shoot from 8-15 feet out, Ala Kevin Love.
The mix of these ingredients WILL prove fatal for the Bucks in this game. The Bucks will walk out of the FedEx Forum in Memphis with a nice double digit loss.