Originally Posted by Clippersfan86
Not to go off topic but you're the classiest, most unbiased Grizzlies fan I've seen on here, kudos. I think all teams in the finals need ONE player who emerges as the undisputed closer and who can be relied upon every game, not just every couple. The Heat in 2011 didn't have this figured out and it hurt them vs the Mavs in the finals. Yet we saw in 2012 when the Heat CLEARLY became Lebron's team he DOMINATED the playoffs and led them to the championship. Zach looked like that player in 2011 playoff run prior to his injury. Which is why I personally feel the Grizzlies offense should primarily be run through Zach+Marc who are the best bigman rotation in the NBA and unstoppable most of the time.
I was being serious earlier when I said Gay should be the Grizzlies 3rd option. Seems like when Randolph+Marc dominate, Grizzlies don't lose.
Word. The problem with having Rudy as the 3rd option is that itself. Previously he wanted to be the man when Zbo clearly was. He checkout of games when things didnt roll his way and pissed off hardcore fans that notice those little things. Last year Rudy reestablished himself as the primary scorer but still didn't really lead the team as the man. He wasn't confident coming back from injury and still didn't have the right attitude. As much as I despise Clippers, i wish we had a vocal leader like Paul. Hell, last year OJ was the main guy calling out rotations and being a vocal leader on the court more than anybody on the team. Aside from that rant, I think we are finally seeing Rudy mature as our leader and go to guy. Marc is too unselfish and Zbo is embracing his role as 1B.