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Core Four: Et tu, Tyus?

Parker and Nathan discuss Tyus’ Jones struggles as well as player development in the latest edition of the Core Four.

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Since the time before time, the Memphis Grizzlies have struggled with backup point guard play. There have been a few bright spots like Beno Udrih and Mario Chalmers, but for the most part, the position has been an incessant struggle for the Grizzlies annually.

When the Grizzlies signed Tyus Jones to a three-year, $28 million contract, many including myself expected our long local nightmare to be over. But with Jones’ increasingly poor play, that dream is becoming a more distant reality.

In this week’s edition of the Core Four, Parker and I discuss:

  • Tyus Jones’ struggles and whether De’Anthony Melton may eventually assume the backup point guard role
  • The development of some of the younger prospects of the team
  • Solomon Hill’s success as a glue guy and whether it’s sustainable
  • #FreeJoshJackson

As usual, we appreciate everyone who listens to the podcast and reads our content. You can follow Parker on Twitter @PAKA_FLOCKA and you can find me @NathanChester24. Also follow @sbnGrizzlies.