There are several reasons, just to name a few:
- lack of pure outside shooters
- lack of team spirit, Gay is generally a black hole, Mayo has his nights, Conley is usually off and the whole team together has almost less assists per night than Chris Paul by himself.
- lack of offensive schemes, which sums up with the next bullet
- lack of contribution inside the paint
- lack of experience in most of our players
- lack of a true coach
I don't think that Gay is in competition to score with Mayo. That is what kids at the park do, not professional athletes. The problem is with the coaching not the players. The only possibly problem I can say about the players is consistency. When one player is doing well, none of the others are and it's f*cking annoying as hell. These guys can beat almost anyone, but right now they don't even look like they could beat a high school team.
I believe young player with inexperienced coaching is a terrible combination.
I really think Gay is overrated. Mayo is the guy, and I think it's time to trade Gay to get some decent inside player:
Trade conley+Arthur or warrick for Sergio + outlaw. Sergio isn't better than Conley, but is a decent PG and can feed the inside people. Travis is an outside threat, and with Mayo, you have two legit scorers.
And then, use Gay and Darko to get a legit player, a great SF or PF who can help Gasol and Warrik to be a threat from inside. If Gasol had a little help there, I am sure he will take 15-16 ppg and 8-9 rpg.
I have had this conversation with people over at the draft forum about what the Grizzlies need for me it is simple you need a big man. Not a role-playing one a 20-10 or at least a potential 20-10 big man. I agree you also need outside shooting a pure shooter so to speak. The one area I don't think you need help is point guard. I believe with Conley, Lowry, Critteton you could get by if you had a 20-10 big man and a pure shooter and Mayo can play point to. As far as the draft goes I believe that PG should be the least of your worries and finding a big man should be top of the list.
@TS When i Saw the Title "Why Do We Suck" i Found it interesting..
Hmm,,,I dont know u have marc he's good..
Rudy Gay isnt that much of a scorer, he's struggling, i guess.
Memph just need like a Star on the team. Like a star that has been playing in the League so long. Maybe damon Stoudamire,or like Penny Hardaway, or any players that suit in this team.. This new players has no give... (no Offense)
You gotta have give.. what i mean about give is.... memph pay's them and players cant give something back... IMO
no...rudy gay is real nice, the reason he isnt play well thsi year is last year he had mike miller, we have no shooters to speak of mayo is nice but teams already know about him mike miller was just a spot up shooter we need a better shooting PG>