Every fan of the Memphis Grizzlies will know who Russ Smith is by the end of the 2015-16 season. They might even know who he is by the end of December. Get ready for the ride, y'all. The admission ticket has been purchased. We're sitting through the previews. The main feature is about to start playing.
"I've got to figure out what needs to be done at certain points for this team."
"I'll be patient if I have to."
"I understand that I'm one injury away. That's something that's different from last season."
"I'm a patient person. I've had to wait at every level, AAU and high school even. I'll be ready though."
"I took a lot of time this summer to watch a lot of film. Even when I played pickup games I was trying to get better."
"It's good to know that I have veteran guys that are pushing me."
"Every time that I got sent down to the D-league, I tried to make a statement that I deserved a look at the NBA level."
"Most interesting thing I did this summer was get my second cat."
"I always think there's an opportunity for me to get minutes."
Thoughts: I'm starting to believe there's just no way this guy doesn't become a big part of things this season. We know Mike Conley has issues going 82-long. We know Beno Udrih is a little older and can't always pick up slack for Mike. We also know that Russ Smith is ****ing awesome. Invest in Russ Smith. Buy those rookie cards.