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And yet we have another turn in what has already been a tumultuous season for the Memphis Grizzlies. The outlook is bleak for Grizzlies’ swingman Quincy Pondexter, who was initially diagnosed with a sprained midfoot after coming down on it awkwardly in the first half against Golden State, Saturday night. Putting together the pieces through a string of tweets early today,

Since signing a four-year $14 million dollar extension just before the season began, things have gone all sorts of downhill for Quincy. His year has been plagued by a broken nose, which required him to wear a mask, a reported rift between he and coach Dave Joerger — eliciting some very uncharacteristic and insubordinate behavior during the game against the Brooklyn Nets, and now this foot injury. Struggling to carve himself a spot in the rotation, he appeared to be trying to do too much whenever opportunity came his way, shooting just 39% from the field.

Let’s put the bubble wrap on Mike Conley before it’s too late, because the roster is simply breaking down before our eyes at this point.

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3 Responses to “Wow”

  1. BrianNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t be the only one questioning what may have changed in our strength and conditioning team or their routines for the players, can I? This just doesn’t make any sense.

    This absolutely has to go deeper than bad luck. And I’m not talking about Q, specifically; rather, all of the bruising and battering that’s already occurred this season.

    • Steve DanzigerNo Gravatar says:

      I brought this up on the Grizzlies’ message boards, actually, and was only half joking.

      We’ve got a new strength and conditioning coach this season. Kelly Lambert was let go shortly after Hollins, and was replaced with Chattin Hill from the Atlanta Hawks.

      The team looked out of shape (and out of sync) to start the year, and now they’re crumbling. It’s a lofty claim to make, but where there’s smoke…

      • BrianNo Gravatar says:

        Whoa. I didn’t realize that. I glanced very briefly at the game program the other night and saw Jim Scholler’s name (which I thought I recognized), so I made the (apparently erroneous) leap that there hadn’t been changes in that department.

        Now I’m even more sold on this unfortunate idea. [gulp]

        Is it going to get worse before it gets better? Is the front office prepared (and capable!) to stop the bleeding?

        I hate seeing this, after we had so much forward momentum after last season.

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