With the Grizzlies’ win over the Knicks on Friday night, they took over the title of best record in the NBA, a pretty impressive feat, even eight games in. And they’re doing it with a roster that’s almost completely devoid of true star power, though today’s blog names one Memphis player who Carmelo Anthony wants another shot at.
If you haven’t seen the Grizzlies yet this season, check them out, because they’re a lot of fun to watch.
Another guy who’s a lot of fun to watch, and who you may not have seen yet, is the guy who came it at #1 on this week’s Sheridan Hoops rookie rankings. No spoilers, you’re going to have to click through. Also on SH today, we’ve got some bad news for Sixers fans regarding Andrew Bynum, and a podcast discussing the same bad news.
Now, here’s the latest news from around the NBA.
- Rasheed Wallace’s comeback with the Knicks is going better than just about anyone could have expected. So what’s next for Sheed, after this comeback ends? Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports says it might be coaching. The entire piece is excellent and well worth the clickthroughs, so here’s an unrelated excerpt: “Wallace is the last guy you’d expect to return to the court. ‘I’m surprised he’s back playing,’ says one of his oldest friends, Bo Donaldson. ‘He said he was done. And usually with him, that’s what it is.’ … And, sure enough, when asked if he missed the NBA during his retirement, Wallace quickly shot back, ‘Nah, not really.’ So then what was the worst part about retirement? ‘Ain’t no worst part about retiring!’ he blurts. ‘Believe me.’ ”