The first week of the NBA season didn't start off too hot for the Memphis Grizzlies.
The team retained Marc Gasol in free agency this off-season, but didn't add any additional pieces to help the team improve. Unfortunately for Memphis the west is deep and loaded with talent. Last night, the Grizzlies were the whipping pole of the Golden State Warriors as they lost 119-69. The loss was the biggest point margin of loss in franchise history.
After overlooking the talent on the roster, Memphis may need to blow this roster up and start over.
“There are times when we look a little bit old,” Griz coach Dave Joerger said.
Memphis has a quick and creative point guard in Mike Conley, but the team plays a contrasting style than one that may fit his game the best. Memphis likes to play a slow-tempo half court game that runs through Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, but the team has been inefficient in the early part of the season. Whether they want to admit it, Randolph seems to has lost a step in his game. If Zach can't produce 18-21 points a game, I can't see this team cracking 95 points a night.
To me it seems as if Memphis is best suited by dealing Zach to a team for picks and opening cap room to acquire a young player this off-season.