Not to mention they're boring to watch. I'm sick of hearing commentators cream themselves over their "grind it out" style. OMG so different.
Agreed. Trying to sound like they actually know anything ...truth is if you decently defend the paint against those overrated af bigs they're done. Their guards are garbage. No1 can score on that team. Once they trail by 7+ pts you know they'll never recover.
No, but they're always gonna be the same team with this core.
55+ wins/elite defense/below average offense that can scare any team in a series but absolutely will not win 16 playoff games.
They're as good as it gets for a non-championship caliber team but it's just that, they're not a team capable of winning a championship. You can't win a title by being average or below average on one end.
They've never been a real contender. At no point during their run from 2011 to now did I see them potentially winning it all. You gotta to be able to score in order to do that.
Last season I was rooting hard for them against the Warriors because I wanted GS to lose but I knew deep down even though they went up 2-1 they wouldn't be able to pull it off. They just don't have enough firepower.
I feel like Zbo is finally washed up, dude fixed his career in Memphis but it seems like it is time for him to take the David West role and come off the bench for a contender. Hell, he could start too for sure, but since the new championship formula includes a stretch 4, he'd probably be more effective off the bench. Doesn't Cleveland have a trade exception...?
Marc Gasol isn't going anywhere, he will play out his contract in Memphis.
Mike Conley contract is expiring, he will probably sign elsewhere. D'angelo sucks, Mike, you welcome in Lala land