Playoff Capsule: Memphis Grizzlies

After struggling to create points for most of the early part of the season, the Memphis Grizzlies offense has ticked up a bit post-Rudy Gay trade. The Grizz scored 100.4 points per 100 possessions prior to the trade and have registered 103.3 since, per NBA.com. It may not seem like much, but that's … [Read more...]

Marc Gasol Has a Full Bag of Tricks

Few NBA players own a piece of real estate on the court quite like Marc Gasol owns the elbows. Gasol has long been one of the league's smoothest operators from that natural pivot point, but since the Grizzlies traded Rudy Gay in late January, Gasol has taken his game to a new level (15.8 points, 8.1 … [Read more...]

Understanding The Grizzlies’ Crunch Time Woes

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The Grizzlies became everybody's darling when they started the season off 14-3.  They have been perceived as a "dark horse" title contender by many, but flaws we've seen out of Memphis in years past have begun to show themselves.  After coming out blazing with a offensive rating of 104 over their … [Read more...]

The 3-Point Play: Grizzlies, Heat and Hornets

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Welcome to The 3-Point Play, a new semi-regular recurring feature here at HoopChalk. Every so often, I'll take a quick look at sets from three different teams that have something in common. Rather than devoting a separate post to each of them, they'll all be grouped together here. This week, we've … [Read more...]

Tim Duncan, Marc Gasol And The Importance Of Pick-and-Pass Big Men

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Throughout this week, we've written a bunch about the pick-and-roll, pick-and-pop and pick-and-slip. We've talked about the initial screen creating separation for ball-handlers, using misdirection and simulated roll or pop action to create extra space for jumpers, how roll men can draw attention … [Read more...]

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