The Mavs square off with the Memphis Grizzlies once again tonight. They have beaten the Grizzlies nine times in a row, the last of which was a 103-84 blowout (and that certainly isn't the first).
No more Pau
The Grizzlies finally decided to give up on Pau Gasol leading them where they needed to go, so they have entered rebuilding mode. They dealt Gasol to the Lakers for Kwame Brown (whose contract expires at the end of this season), rookie Javaris Crittenton and Pau's brother Marc Gasol (who is still in Spain). Many slammed the Grizzlies for not getting enough in return for Pau, but Memphis GM Chris Wallace says that if you're criticizing his dealings off the record, you're nothing but a catty high school cheerleader.
Miller may be next
With the Grizzlies' best player gone, it's only natural to assume that their second-best player is on his way out also. Mike Miller is having his second fantastic season in a row and could have many teams salivating over him (despite the bad hair). He is just shy of being 28 and makes a market-value salary of about $9 million through 2010. He is a deadly three-point shooter who has improved all around, and it's no wonder that he has been mentioned as potentially being dealt to many different teams ever since Gasol got dealt.
Who's going to man this ship?
With Gasol gone and Miller possibly moving also, the big question becomes...who will be running the show now? That player is likely to be Rudy Gay. The second-year player has made a huge jump this season, and he is likely one of the pieces the Grizzlies are looking to build around. When he was drafted, many dogged Gay out for a lack of heart and work ethic, so we'll see how adapts to the role of being a No. 1 guy, if it does go down like it appears it will.
What is the best deal the Grizzlies can get for Mike Miller?
-Scooter Hendon, Hoops Nerd