The big question mark this season will revolve around whether Zach Randolph is healthy, and whether he and Rudy Gay can not only coexist, but flourish when playing together. But for my money, there are two other guys I can’t wait to see take the floor together: Darrell Arthur and Marreese Speights.
Think back to 2011, when Darrell was bounding around the court, dunking those sweet lobs from Greivis Vasquez. And remember how, when he’d pull up for that free throw jumper, you just knew it was going in — and it usually did. Then remember how your heart sunk when D.A. got sidelined with that Achilles injury, only to be followed by Zach’s MCL tear. There goes that post production and that sweet elbow jumper. Except you didn’t miss it did you? Because once he found his way, Marreese Speights was draining that shot with stunning consistency. And he did respectfully well on defense and the boards.
Where the Grizz clearly have a power game with Z-Bo & Marc, to me, D.A. & Mo present a completely different matchup nightmare on offense. They are both active around the rim, and they both can knock down midrange shots. They should be able to create open shots for each other in high-low sets as well as pick & pops.
And apparently coaches and players agree. See what the experts have to say in this exclusive clip from 3SOB.com. Enjoy!