The Memphis Grizzles stand at a dismal 9-23 start to 2017 with chaos hovering over the locker room. Head Coach David Fizdale was fired earlier this year which was reportedly a result of a feud between him and star center Marc Gasol. The two did not speak for 10 months heading into the season.
After a 97-95 loss to the 12-22 Suns last night, Gasol ripped the efforts of his team. He questioned their drive to win as he said “We just don’t have the talent or luxury to play without effort, and play like it’s a pick-up game.”
Postgame – Marc Gasol on Grizzlies’ inconsistent play after loss to Suns: “We just don’t have the talent or luxury to play without effort, and play like its a pick-up game.”
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) December 22, 2017
When your star player says that you’re playing as if you’re hooping in a random park, you know your season is going downhill. The Fizdale-Gasol beef along with losing Zach Randolph in free agency both played crucial roles in the Grizzlies’ downfall.