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In Other News: CA Wraps Up Camp

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The Commercial Appeal continues their very respectable coverage of the Grizzlies' training camp so far. They've wrapped up the camp with this list of ten bullets, which I'll summarize:

  1. The Grizzlies still act like a young team, often losing focus despite Hollins' and Iverson's rants.
  2. O.J. Mayo looks to be shooting even better, Rudy Gay appears to be much improved and more aggressive.
  3. Allen Iverson is the backup, mostly because he hasn't outplayed Conley. Apparently Iverson couldn't get past half-court in three tries during a drill against Mike Taylor. This is only one example.
  4. Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol look great on offense, as both can stretch the floor. But they seem to really struggle at defending the rim.
  5. Hasheem Thabeet and, surprise, Sam Young, have been two of the more unimpressive players in camp.
  6. DeMarre Carroll has impressed with his unending energy and toughness.
  7. Hollins has clearly shown leadership.
  8. Iverson and Randolph have done nothing in camp to suggest that they're destroying morale or young attitudes. Inversely Iverson has been Hollins' greatest supporter.
  9. Iverson believes he should still be able to play his style of ball dominating basketball.
  10. Hollins seems to suggest that team chemistry isn't right because, "We just need our veterans to try to play in the flow a little more." In other words disregard points 8 and 9.
Also this little tidbit is in the news, wow, count me as incredibly impressed with the support:
''The last four or five weeks, we've been in the top 10 in (ticket) sales in the NBA,'' Pugliese added. ''It's definitely been an exciting time.''