Posts Tagged ‘Grind City Media’

MikeCheck: Amid midseason jockeying for West’s final playoff spot, Grizzlies keep focus on big-picture progress

As stated from the outset, this season is all about building a solid foundation and culture to carry the team into what shapes up as a bright future, stocked with assets, options and financial flexibility. These next few years are predicated on the development and meshing of a young core anchored by Jaren Jackson Jr., Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke.

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Lang’s World: The Memphis before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the MidSouth Not a creature was stirring, not even an NCAA compliance mouse; The Foamposites were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that a new five-star recruit soon would be there; The Tigers were nestled all snug in their beds; With visions of March and…

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MikeCheck: Sparked by prolific December growth spurt, Grizzlies emerging from early season growing pains

Yep, Solomon Hill dared to go there. Having won four of their past six games in the midst of their best stretch of play this season, the Grizzlies veteran forward and resident philosopher hypothetically mentioned the ‘P’ word. It wasn’t progress, although the Grizzlies have shown plenty in recent weeks as their young roster, first-year coaching staff and revamped basketball operations leadership have jelled.

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MikeCheck: Sparked by prolific December growth spurt, Grizzlies emerging from early season growing pains

Yep, Solomon Hill dared to go there. Having won four of their past five games in the midst of their best stretch of play this season, the Grizzlies veteran forward and resident philosopher hypothetically mentioned the ‘P’ word. It wasn’t progress, although the Grizzlies have shown plenty in recent weeks as their young roster, first-year coaching staff and revamped basketball operations leadership have jelled.

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Lang’s World: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

I can’t speak for you, but raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are not a few of my favorite things. While I appreciate the sentiment of that song we hear each holiday season — stopping to recognize the things that make each day a little better — the stuff that makes us not feel…

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MikeCheck: Grizzlies aim to rekindle ‘48 minutes of complete basketball’ as they face improved Suns to close trip

PHOENIX – Having won just seven of their first 23 games amid nagging injuries and one of the NBA’s toughest schedules, the Grizzlies’ formula for continuity and success remains in the trial and error stage as they wrap up their longest road trip of the season. But Jaren Jackson Jr. is confident the recipe includes many of the ingredients the Grizzlies assembled the other night in Golden State. There was balance, with five players scoring in double figures. There was unselfishness, with seven players dishing at least two assists.

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