Episode #87: Where are Conley and Gasol?

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • The Grizzlies' loss to the Bucks, and the bad vibes on their road trip
  • How Tyreke Evans is the Grizzlies' best player so far this year
  • My first haiku recap of the year
  • Seriously, though, what's wrong with Conley? What about Gasol?
  • Should Chandler Parsons start? (No.) Should the Grizzlies buy him out? (Phil thinks so, but no.)
  • The Kings look bad, and somehow Phil's Knicks don't.
  • The upcoming week: home against Indiana, Houston, and Portland
  • Is it good or bad that the Grizzlies won't play the Rockets with Chris Paul?

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Episode #86: “Mario Made A Ridiculous Play”

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • How Phil said Jeff Green was decent for the Cavs, but Kevin is not having it
  • Whether Andrew Harrison can really keep starting if he’s going to struggle like this
  • Fizdale got outcoached by Rick Carlisle and probably by Steve Clifford too—but roster limitations limit his ability to adjust
  • A comparison of Dave Joerger and David Fizdale
  • Fizdale’s epic rant after the Orlando loss
  • Mario Chalmers’ meltdown against Orlando, and whether it was a fluke. (It probably wasn’t.)
  • Tyreke Evans’ huge (huge) game against the Magic
  • How long can the injury histories of the Grizzlies be kept at bay?
  • Should the Grizzlies pick up Jahlil Okafor if he becomes available? Why did he have so many problems in Philly?
  • The Grizzlies’ upcoming road trip to LA and Portland this week
  • Why do teams always play poorly in NYC and LA matinee games? Phil knows because of JR Smith’s Twitter activity.
  • Whether there will be a show next week, given Phil and Kevin’s respective proximities to their deathbeds

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Episode #85: Thrown Mouthguards

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • The 3–0 Grizzlies’ victories over the Pelicans, Warriors, and Rockets (which actually happened!)
  • The impressive defense from the Grizzlies, ahead of schedule
  • Mike Conley’s three bad quarters and one great one against the Rockets
  • The ejections of Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, and the Chalmers/Harden scuffle
  • Chandler Parsons’ not-dead-yet first three games
  • The week to come: Dallas twice, Houston again, and Charlotte—can the Grizzlies go 8–0?

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Episode #84: The Dillon Brooks Era

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • The dawning of the Dillon Brooks era
  • Chandler Parsons’ new life as the Grizzlies’ backup power forward
  • The injury to JaMychal Green, and whether Jarell Martin is ready to step into his role immediately
  • The void left by Tony Allen’s departure and the emotional tribute during Wednesday night’s game
  • The development of Andrew Harrison
  • The Grizzlies two big upcoming games against the Warriors and Rockets

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Episode #83: THE RETURN

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • Everything is different with the Grizzlies this year. Are they going to be good or not?
  • The amazing recovery of Mario Chalmers and the wish for Chandler Parsons to do the same.
  • The Grizzlies’ surprisingly deep wing rotation
  • How much faster will they play this year?
  • Hey, remember the draft? And how does Rade Zagorac look?
  • Another reason the Grizzlies should be in the East
  • Why do we sing the national anthem before NBA games anyway?
  • The Rockets experiment–will it work? What about the Pelicans?
  • Is NBA Twitter fun anymore? (The answer is easy to guess.)

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Episode #82: Is JaMychal Green the key to the summer?

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • Is JaMychal Green the key to the offseason, or is it what they do with the veterans? Can they replace Zach and Tony? Should they?
  • The launch of the Memphis Hustle D-League team
  • Why it’s worth watching the draft even though the Grizzlies don’t have a pick
  • The whole Lonzo/LaVar Ball… thing.
  • how Zach Randolph should’ve been 6th Man of the Year
  • The NBA Finals so far, and how boring it’s been to watch blowouts.

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Episode #81: Chandler Parsons, Year One

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • Did we expect Spurs/Rockets to end the way it did?
  • Would the Grizzlies have beaten the Rockets if they’d risen to the 6 seed?
  • Mullinax’s piece about the failure of Parsons’ first year.
  • What was the internal estimate of Parsons’ health before the signing? How much of Parsons’ PR thing is his fault?
  • What Vince Carter told Chandler Parsons about his rehab process
  • Who’s the most disliked player in the history of the Grizzlies?
  • The Porzingis/Gasol trade rumor, which just makes Phil sad about the Knicks

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Episode #80: Should the Grizzlies Trade Marc Gasol?

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • What would we do this summer if we were the GM?
  • Phil would explore a Marc Gasol trade this summer! Why?
  • Can the Griz trade away Gasol and still make the playoffs?
  • Can they afford to buy out Chandler Parsons, and what would that get them?
  • Is it time to move on from Zach Randolph and Tony Allen?
  • Can the Grizzlies build around Mike Conley for the next 3–4 years?
  • The young guys: DD, Harrison, Baldwin, Selden, Daniels—how will they know what they have unless these guys get minutes?

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Episode #79: 2016–17 Bests and Worsts

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • The best part of the season for Kevin, which was the Spurs series.
  • The best part of the season for Phil: the two 6-game win streaks, and Vince Carter’s season.
  • The playoffs were Mike Conley’s national coming out party.
  • The worst part of the season for Phil: Lackadaisical Marc Gasol, and also losing to the Spurs because of lackadaisical Marc Gasol.
  • What to make of Gasol playing Eurobasket again
  • The worst part of the season for Kevin: Chandler Parsons’ 20-minute rehab starts.
  • Will Parsons ever play in a Grizzlies uniform?
  • A shoutout to Vince Carter’s age-defying 40th year.

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Episode #78: Take That For Grizzlies/Spurs Data

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • David Fizdale’s epic “Take That for Data” rant and whether it was an effective motivational tool
  • The unevenness of playoff officiating, and should the Grizzlies foul harder?
  • A rundown of what worked for the Griz in games 3 & 4
  • The Grizzlies don’t miss Tony Allen as much as we thought they would
  • Can the Grizzlies’ young guys play well on the road? Troy Daniels’ big Game 4 minutes, Wayne Selden, etc.
  • A small L2M report rant and Phil goes “NYC sports radio” on Adam Silver

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Episode #77: Can the Grizzlies Adjust?

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • Our recap of the Grizzlies’ lopsided Game 1 loss
  • What is the Grizzlies’ counter to San Antonio’s disruption of their offense?
  • Should the Spurs’ pressure be affecting Conley as much as it is?
  • What adjustment can be made for Game 2? Does the roster limit what Fizdale can do?
  • A brief look at the West’s other series

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Episode #76: Gasol Brothers Three-Point Contest

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • Phil won some money off of Wade Baldwin’s crazy last-second shot against the Knicks.
  • The Grizzlies are about to make their seventh straight postseason appearance.
  • We detour into gushing over how good young Arvydas Sabonis was…
  • A breakdown of the Grizzlies’ first-round matchup against the Spurs
  • The Gasol brothers’ three-point shooting
  • Is this season a disappointment, or not? Is there a path for the Grizzlies to get to the Finals?

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Episode #75: Grit and Grind and Sports Media, Redux

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • Kevin’s big post from last week about Grit and Grind, sports media, what it all means, etc.
  • Has the Internet hurt sports coverage? Sports fandom?
  • Being able to predict when the Grizzlies aren’t going to play hard
  • The slow winding down of an era of Grizzlies basketball
  • The Grizzlies are going to play the Spurs again, probably
  • How will the grizzlies handle the end of the regular season?

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Episode #74: Good Gasol/Bad Gasol

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • The Grizzlies’ bummer of a road trip
  • The difference in Good Gasol and Bad Gasol and why they show up when they do
  • Whether the mileage on Marc Gasol is finally starting to get to him
  • What rock band would the Grizzlies be?
  • The sacrifices the Grizzlies will have to make to keep JaMychal Green
  • How many more years can Vince Carter play?
  • What’s the Grizzlies’ plan for the future?

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Episode #73: Z-Bo: Sixth Man of the Year?

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • Zach Randolph’s candidacy for Sixth Man of the Year, and who some of the challengers might be.
  • How can the Grizzlies win four straight games right after losing five straight? How much of that is tied to Marc Gasol’s engagement level?
  • Is Chandler Parsons ever going to play again?
  • The effect of Gasol’s three-point shooting on the Grizzlies
  • Bench numbers after the All-Star Break, and a requiem for Toney Douglas
  • A preview of the weekend’s Griz/Warriors matchup.

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Episode #72: Torn Knees, Mended Lineups

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • The big news of last night: Chandler Parsons is out indefinitely with a partial meniscus tear. What does that mean for the Grizzlies this year? What about the years after that?
  • How much better does it make the Grizzlies (this season, anyway) not to have Parsons taking up 20 minutes of rotation time?
  • Vince Carter’s incredible night in a big win over the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Are the Grizzlies the West’s Atlanta Hawks? Are the fans OK with that?
  • Is Mike Conley mediocre? (Spoiler: no)
  • With the Grizzlies rest Gasol on one of the East road games this week?

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Episode #71: Losing, Parsons, and #FreeJamesEnnis

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • Our email thread from last week about what makes the Grizzlies hard to talk about
  • What happened to the Grizzlies against Dallas and Houston? What is it about athletic centers and bad help defense?
  • Should the Grizzlies really have done nothing at the trade deadline?
  • A preview of this week: Brooklyn, the Clippers, and Atlanta
  • Why can’t James Ennis get back into the rotation?
  • Everyone finally agrees: Chandler Parsons should have shut it down for the year a couple of weeks ago.

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Episode #70: Grading the Grizzlies

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • The Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, which means Boogie and Anthony Davis are both on a team in the Southwest Division.
  • We grade the Grizzlies at the All-Star Break, including what we think of:
    • Griz Twitter
    • The Grizzlies front office
    • David Fizdale
    • Brandan Wright (hint: it’s an incomplete)
    • JaMychal Green
    • James Ennis
    • The Grizzlies as a team

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Episode #69: Have a Nice All-Star Break

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • Heading into the All Star break, are the Grizzlies overperforming or underperforming our preseason expectations? Can they do both?
  • The Grizzlies’ big win over the Spurs and not-a-big-deal loss to the Golden State Warriors.
  • How consistently good the Grizzlies’ broadcast crews are on both TV and radio.
  • Phil thinks the Grizzlies will end up with the 5th seed; Kevin says 5th or 6th.
  • What would a Grizzlies/Jazz playoff series look like?
  • Zach Randolph’s great year coming off the bench, and what it says about David Fizdale as a coach.

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Episode #68: Requiem for a Troy

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • The hilarious Chandler Parsons/CJ McCollum Twitter beef
  • Why did the Grizzlies lose to the Blazers?
  • Zach Randolph’s stellar play on the first half of this road trip
  • Conley’s new career high Monday against the Suns
  • Arguing about the All Star reserves (not much arguing, though)
  • Comparing and contrasting Marc Gasol and Boogie Cousins
  • A preview of the games coming up this week
  • Beyond the Arc remembers our brief fling with Troy Williams

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