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THE BOOK an opposing team's scout sizes up the Grizzlies
Josh Elliott
October 30, 2000
"The Grizzlies tend to come at you hard early, pushing the ball up the floor, but they don't sustain it. They usually slow down into a half-court team as the game goes on, and then they aren't as effective.... I wasn't a big Mike Bibby fan when he came out of college, but he's a lot better than I thought. He doesn't have great quickness, but he's a good decision maker.... You have to make Shareef Abdur-Rahim be a jump shooter. Body him out and make him face the basket. He'll always look for the drive first, and if you let him get near the rim, he'll come away with a basket or a foul or both.... Othella Harrington is an underrated player. He's great at beating his man down the floor and posting up in the early offense, and being a lefty makes it hard for defenders to read his little jump hooks and turnarounds.... Michael Dickerson can put the ball on the floor and shoot the three, but he could use some work on his midrange game. One of the best things about him is that he goes about his business and doesn't talk trash."
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October 30, 2000

The Book An Opposing Team's Scout Sizes Up The Grizzlies

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"The Grizzlies tend to come at you hard early, pushing the ball up the floor, but they don't sustain it. They usually slow down into a half-court team as the game goes on, and then they aren't as effective.... I wasn't a big Mike Bibby fan when he came out of college, but he's a lot better than I thought. He doesn't have great quickness, but he's a good decision maker.... You have to make Shareef Abdur-Rahim be a jump shooter. Body him out and make him face the basket. He'll always look for the drive first, and if you let him get near the rim, he'll come away with a basket or a foul or both.... Othella Harrington is an underrated player. He's great at beating his man down the floor and posting up in the early offense, and being a lefty makes it hard for defenders to read his little jump hooks and turnarounds.... Michael Dickerson can put the ball on the floor and shoot the three, but he could use some work on his midrange game. One of the best things about him is that he goes about his business and doesn't talk trash."

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