"The look on Jerry Wests face said it all. The longtime Grizzlies executive, seated on the dais at NBA TV studios in Secaucus, N.J., didnt exactly cringe when NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver opened the envelope that bore the Grizzlies logo at the No. 4 spot at Tuesday nights draft lottery. But as he sat with his hands folded, he had a look as if to say, See, I told you so.'"
Sports Illustrateds Marty Burns argues that NBA fans in Memphis and Boston have legitimate gripes in the aftermath of Tuesdays draft lottery (won by the Portland Trail Blazers).
He even has a suggestion for improving the system, a suggestion with outgoing Grizzlies president Jerry West in mind.