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Scouting assignment: Watch Mayo, Thabeet tonight

The Grizzlies and Warriors play twice in the next few days, with the first game between the teams tonight in Memphis (5 p.m., CNSBA). They play again Wednesday at Oracle Arena (7:30 p.m., CSNBA). So, this is your chance to really get a good look at O.J. Mayo and (hopefully) Hasheem Thabeet. Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has missed the past two games because of injury and Thabeet has played well in his place, averaging 9 points, 9.5 rebounds and three… Read More »

Grizzlies send Thabeet to NBDL

The Memphis Grizzlies have decided to send rookie center Hasheem Thabeet to the NBDL for some development, according to a report on ESPN.com today. Do you think this makes him more attractive to Don Nelson and the Warriors now? If you remember (of course you remember), the Grizzlies offered shooting guard O.J. Mayo and Thabeet to the Warriors for Monta Ellis on multiple occasions in the past season and have been turned down each time. Thabeet, the No. 2 draft… Read More »

Game day preview: vs. Grizzlies

Game 3 Tonight, 7:30 p.m., CSN Bay Area Opponent: Memphis Grizzlies Record: 1-3 Points scored: 107.8 Points allowed: 115.8 Probable starting lineup PG-Mike Conley (9.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 6.3 assists) SG-O.J. Mayo (22.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists) SF-Rudy Gay (18 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals) PF-Zach Randolph (21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists) C-Marc Gasol (19.0 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks) Key reserves: G Allen Iverson (11.0 points), F DeMarre Carroll (4.5 points, 3.8 rebounds), G Marcus Williams (6.3… Read More »

Iverson gripes, could this benefit Warriors?

The Memphis Grizzlies come to Oracle Arena on Wednesday night, bringing with them a 1-3 record, a bunch of young talent, an equal ability to score points (107.8 per game) and surrender them (115.8 per contest), and one disgruntled former All-Star. Allen Iverson, who signed with the Grizzlies this offseason, sat out the entire preseason and the first three games of the regular season for Memphis while recovering from a partial right hamstring tear. He returned Monday night in the… Read More »

Mayo a matchup problem for Warriors

I was just checking out some NBA box scores from Sunday’s slate of NBA games and read about the wild scoring fest between the Nuggets and Grizzlies. The Nuggets, one of the best teams in the NBA, prevailed, 133-123, behind Carmelo Anthony‘s 42 points.¬†Quick tangent: Anthony is my very early choice for MVP. In three wins to start the season against Utah, Portland and Memphis, Melo has scored 30, 41 and 42 points. Impressive. Back to Sunday’s game: Despite the… Read More »