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Can Gilbert Arenas Solve the Grizzlies’ Point Guard Problems?

The Grizzlies have signed Gilbert Arenas to become the solution to their backup point guard woes.  Since they traded Greivis Vasquez prior to the season, the Grizzlies have played Josh Selby and Jeremy Pargo as backups to Mike Conley.  That experiment hasn’t quite worked out, as neither player has a PER over 5.  In their push for a top seed, Memphis can’t waste time waiting for their young backups to develop.  Their offense has struggled to produce without Mike Conley on the floor.  Let’s take a look at how the veteran Arenas can fit in with the Grizzlies on offense.

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New Post at Hickory-High.com on Denver’s Transition Game

There’s more over there, so go check it out!

Denver also creates transition situations through sheer hustle, even when the numbers don’t seem to be in their favor.  Because George Karl stresses it so much, Denver is running while the other team jogs back on defense, especially the big men.  You would expect this from a high energy player like Kenneth Faried, but Nenê and Timofey Mozgov are also sprinting to the rim.  With Ty Lawson’s speed and Andre Miller’s passing ability, those big men are often rewarded for their hustle.  The video below shows how hard the Nuggets work to get their transition opportunities.