Coaching change or not, there are rival executives out there who believe that the Grizzlies will ultimately be forced to look hard at trading Mayor of Memphis, Zach Randolph, if they want to commission a serious shake-up that leads to a roster infusion of youth and athleticism. As shocking to the system as that would be for many Memphians, Randolph is the player on the roster most likely to fetch a difference-maker in return. So we have to keep a lookout for that as well, should the Grizz decide they need to make a more drastic move than their interest in Mario Chalmers we reported earlier this week.
September 28, 2016 | 2:01 pm EDT Update
Kidd-Gilchrist put in major work this summer to get back to where he was, if not better, before the injuries. “I don’t think it’s a secret that I’ve worked a lot on my shooting. I’ve been watching a lot of film this offseason of Iggy (Andre Iguodala) and Dwyane Wade. I’ve been doing that pretty much all summer.”
Forward Omri Casspi described Joerger’s style as “really aggressive.” “Obviously we protect the basket first and the ball,” Casspi said. “There won’t be a lot of switching like we did last year. Most of the defensive teams are very aggressive, attacking the ball and putting pressure on the offense.”