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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Episode #67: Is it time to worry yet?

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

  • ESPN’s Zach Lowe loves JaMychal Green and so do we
  • With the Grizzlies’ bad loss to the Rockets, is it time to start worrying?
  • The Wizards game, and how real is a “schedule loss,” anyway?
  • Bigger All-Star starting snub: Marc Gasol or Russell Westbrook?
  • The week coming up: Toronto is banged up, the Blazers aren’t as good as we thought, and Utah plays tough and slow just like the Grizzlies.

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Episode #65: MLK Day, All Stars, Playoff matchups, and more

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

  • My piece about how the NBA has turned Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday into an excuse to make money, and how you can’t just stop at the “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • The Grizzlies’ National Civil Rights Museum alternate jerseys were extremely cool
  • Tony Allen named his All-Stars, so we named our starters.
  • Who’s going to make the Finals? A look at potential playoff battles at the halfway point of the season.
  • Relationships between players and media, and being in the locker room.
  • More talk about the playoffs and what “if healthy” means.

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Episode #64: Not Memphis Enough

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

  • The Warriors game! In which the Grizzlies pulled off a miraculous comeback against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
  • Are the Warriors in trouble, or did the Grizzlies just catch them on a bad night? How much better is the Grizzlies’ bench?
  • The controversy over bringing Z-Bo off the bench.
  • Why is Chandler Parsons not “Memphis” enough?
  • How much of a healthy Parsons will the Grizzlies see this year? 75%? 85%?
  • Which Grizzlies should be All Stars?
  • Mark Jackson called out the way ESPN promotes the Warriors. Was he right? (Yes.)

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Episode #63: Resting, the Schedule, and Conley's Return

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

  • Mike Conley is back, but should he be?
  • Are NBA teams going overboard resting players? Did Memphis get screwed by LeBron James' rest?
  • Should the NBA shorten the schedule to eliminate back-to-backs? (Yes.)
  • Phil thinks the NBA should institute a disabled list or injured reserve, and he's right.
  • The Grizzlies are playing the Celtics Tuesday and the Pistons Wednesday.
  • Will Gasol go back to playing deferentially now that so many guys are returning from injury?
  • Mike D'Antoni, James Harden, and the Houston Rockets are coming to town on Friday for the first time.
  • What Christmas gifts would Kevin and Phil give the Grizzlies?

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Episode #62: Warriors Beatdown Edition

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

  • THE WARRIORS GAME
  • Marc Gasol is currently playing like an MVP
  • The contributions of the Troys: Williams and Daniels
  • Should the Grizzlies rest Gasol at Cleveland?
  • Dave Joerger’s return to Memphis Friday night, and a shared dislike of Matt Barnes

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