Parsons has the ability to help all in Beale Street Blue. There are three players in particular, however, who should shine next to Memphis’ new versatile wing.
Most NBA players possess a go to move either on the offensive or defensive end of the floor. The Bear Necessities is a series where I will break down the signature move(s) of every player on the Grizzlies' roster. First up is Mike Conley.
The Grizzlies have notably incorporated an offensively-limited Ryan Hollins into the offense as a roll man during his two 10-day contracts. How and why have the Grizzlies had such success with Hollins on the receiving end of pick-and-rolls
Marc Gasol has utilized a baseline spin move on the left block more than a handful of times this season with limited success. There are several things he could do to improve the move, and perfecting it would open up the rest of his post game.
Courtney Lee is struggling from beyond the arc this season. It's gotten so bad that he is passing on wide-open shots, which benefits nobody. Why does Lee continue to pass up clean looks, and what does this habit do to the Grizzlies offense?
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Memphis has struggled with spacing for some time, but teams are now defending the paint more aggressively than ever before in an attempt to force the Grizzlies to beat them from outside. Right now, the Grizzlies can't do that, and it's killing them.
Brandan Wright's offensive skill set is not versatile, but it is incredibly valuable. Wright's one elite skill, diving/rolling to the rim in various situations, continues to get him paid, and it could prove very useful to the Grizzlies.
Since the Grizzlies acquired Jeff Green, one of the many things that has stood out about his game is his odd pump fake. It's Sam Young-like in its essence. It doesn't matter how it looks if it works, but does it?
LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the craftiest big men in the NBA. He's particularly lethal to the opposition in the post, where his arsenal of moves makes him almost impossible to stop. Is there any way the Grizzlies can impede Aldridge down low?
The Grizzlies don't get out in transition much, but they are great at it when they do. Let's take a look at why they are so successful when they run the floor, and how midseason acquisition Jeff Green makes them even more dangerous on the break.
Unorthodox is the word most used to describe Mike Conley's right-handed floater. I somehow doubt he cares about that description when the floater falls through the net.
The Memphis Grizzlies love a reclamation project, so it's not really a surprise that they signed Michael Beasley to a non-guaranteed deal. But is this one too many reclamation projects?
A bigger role, bigger contract, and starting position possibilities. All of these are on the table for Kosta Koufos as he enters a contract year. As the season approaches, how can Kosta set himself apart? The answer lies within a current teammate.
It sounds funny to say it, but as the Memphis Grizzlies fight for their playoff lives their defensive swagger has gone missing. In order to find it, Coach Joerger will have to get his troops to go back to basics and play fundamentally sound defense.