So far the stats and leaders of the Grizzlies have been on rotation, so that should make our first few Grind Prophecies very interesting. At this point, with discord and confusion still permeating the offensive sets, there's no telling where the ball is going to end up on any given night.
Mike Conley has shown that he can be more aggressive with the ball, but outside of his steady hand there hasn't been to much to count on from the starters. Allen, Prince and Randolph have each taken turns laying a crapwad on the stat sheet, Marc Gasol has been very active but not dominant, and Jerryd Bayless can be counted on for at least a few shots every game. We never seem to know who's going to get the lion's share of small forward minutes, so Prince, Pondexter and Miller are gambles for Grindmasters, at best (although you know Miller will end up with a couple of 25+ pt games this year).
So without further ado, let those prophecies rain from the sky GBB! There are no official prizes yet, but pride is a valuable commodity, my friends. This biggest question seems to be: Will Kevin Lipe overcome his fatalistic fear of making specific numerical predictions and join in on the festivities!??
1. Game Score and Winner (correct predictions receive 3 points, if no correct predictions, 1 point awarded to member(s) with closest differential)
2. The Grindmaster (3 points awarded to correct predictions; if Grindmaster title is split between 2 players, 2 points go to each member who predicted either player)
3. Combined minutes played for Tayshaun Prince, Quincy Pondexter and Mike Miller (3 points awarded to correct predictions; if no correct answers, 1 point awarded to member(s)who are closest without going over)
4. User's Pick (make me laugh people!)
Have fun everybody! We'll work on making this official so one of you can win a jersey soon!
PS: I may not be able to award prizes just yet, but you better believe I can name a "Grindiest Prophecier of Them All"