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Conley traveled to the Bay Area with the Grizzlies. The team has said the swelling in Conley's face must subside before he can be fitted for a protective mask — a clear, plastic one — that he'll need when he returns. When that happens is anybody's guess. This much is certain: the Grizzlies are among the NBA's most formidable and physical teams regardless of who's on the floor. "We believe we can get it done," Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said. USA Today Sports

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But the offense has dropped noticeably. The Grizzlies' offensive rating has fallen from 105.2 the first 41 games of the season, when Allen started, to 100 the last 25 games. And their scoring has fallen from 101.8 per game during the former stretch to 94.5 per game in the latter. Joerger said, cryptically, on Thursday: "Jeff Green is the least of our problems. Most people on the inside know what it is. And it's not Jeff Green." NBA.com

We should probably take a moment to talk about why that high seed might not even matter in the West where Oklahoma City (probably) and San Antonio (definitely) are lurking in the lower half of the bracket. "I really like our team. A lot," Joerger says. "I don’t know that seeding matters this year. When San Antonio is healthy and Oklahoma City is healthy, they’re the two best teams in the NBA. What Golden State has done is fantastic. It’s awesome. Oklahoma City and San Antonio are six and eight, seven and eight depending on the day. Certainly the higher seed has an opportunity to play a Game 7 at home, but it’s going to be wide open, I think." SB Nation

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Ronald Tillery: Dave Joerger on trade speculation: "It's a major distraction.... Things like that should be kept behind closed doors. It ticks me off." Twitter @CAGrizBeat

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“One of the underrated pickups of the year I think will end up being their deal where they brought in Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved,” Dave Joerger said. “That’s right in their wheelhouse. Corey is a guy from right down the road (Portland, Tenn.) that I love a lot. I think he is going to help them, unfortunately. Alexey Shved is a good playmaker and a perfect fit for that system. I think that is a move that didn’t draw the attention a Josh Smith will and Rajon Rondo and guys like that. Everybody’s trying to load up.” Houston Chronicle

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But the Griz become more potent if Pondexter, Carter and Leuer are making shots. If not, how long will it take for Joerger to consider giving minutes to rookie guard Jordan Adams? “We’ve been putting them out there and believe that they’re going to get the job done,” Joerger said of the second unit. “We’ve been really positive with some of those guys. We’re showing them everything that they do well. We try to promote that we’re behind you.” When asked if he had a set number of games in mind that could trigger a decision to re-evaluate the bench rotation and make changes, Joerger said: “I don’t know what the alternatives are.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Dave Joerger will host the “Grizzlies Season Preview Dinner with Dave Joerger” on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Colonial Country Club (2736 Countrywood Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016). This marks Coach Joerger’s second event benefiting the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) on the heels of last year’s inaugural “Taste for Tennis”. Event guests will be able to mix and mingle with Coach Joerger and his assistant coaches during a meet-and-greet style cocktail hour from 6:30-7 p.m., followed by dinner and commencement of the scheduled program at 7 p.m. NBA.com

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