Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale, said he is happy with the players he has at his disposal. That’s the reason the organization didn’t pursue any trades on Trade Deadline Day.
“You can always get better,” Fizdale said, “Golden State won 73 games and then went and got better.”
Fizdale said he wasn’t against inviting a trade to get a “heck of a piece” but added that, “if that doesn’t happen, I feel very good going into battle with anyone going forward with what we have.”
The reasons the coach says he felt good about his team is that they have “the type of game that can win series. I think we’ve established a top five defense and that always travels on the road in the playoffs and we’ve got a post-up game.”
Fizdale sounded confident in the video posted on the Commercial Appeal’s YouTube channel after practice on the day of the trade deadline.
He did add, “I’ll take any good trade, if it takes us up to another level, but I don’t want to trade just to trade.”
That trade was not forthcoming, and the Grizzlies stand pat with the roster they have, that is getting healthier with the new players growing more accustomed to playing with each other. The Grizzlies currently sit sixth in the Western Conference and just 1.5 games back of both the Utah Jazz and the L.A. Clippers.
Grizzlies roster at 15, w/13 currently with the team. Wade Baldwin IV and Jarell Martin assigned to D-League. Fizdale: "I like what I have."— Michael Wallace (@MyMikeCheck) February 23, 2017