by Kevin Lipe
I don’t know how many of you have seen the Mike Judge classic Office Space, but if you haven’t, I’m going to lose you for a second (or at least until you watch this clip). I couldn’t watch the Grizzlies’ game against the suddenly Durant-less Thunder last night because I was at a concert, but I’ve looked at the box score and I read back through my Twitter timeline, so I’m ready to share some things I/we learned about the Grizzlies last night:
…okay. Seriously, though, I didn’t even watch this game but I can tell (since a total of 13 players on both teams sat out) that it was a typical preseason “throw the bench guys out there and figure stuff out” game. Not really worth getting worked up over, certainly not to the point of having all the conversations about Rodney Hood I saw in my timeline this morning. Things are going to be fine.
If we get to the last couple of games and the starters are playing heavy minutes and the Grizzlies are still losing and/or looking bad, then we can worry about it and we can analyze the games and try to draw meaningful conclusions. Last night’s Thunder game was a scrimmage between two 2nd and 3rd units. A very “preseasony” preseason game. Here’s hoping Friday’s home game against Brazil’s Flamengo is just as uneventful, and that the starting lineups stats to get tweaked after that so that the starters are in a rhythm once the season starts.