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Memphis Grizzlies: Marc Gasol Is The NBA’s Best Center
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner at Hoopstuff
The Memphis Grizzlies are on the verge of making their first ever Western Conference Finals and are being led by the NBA’s best defense. Zach Randolph may have been the All Star and Mike Conley may be the breakout star, but Marc Gasol is this team’s best player, there is no doubt about. But Gasol is more than that, the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year is the best center in the NBA.
During the season, he played his incredible defense all year long and backboned the best defense in the NBA and one of the best of the decade. His defensive skills are well known, but he is also one of the best offensive big men in the NBA. His stats were relatively modest for a superstar, 14.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, but he led all NBA centers in assists at 4 per game and is by far the top passing center in the league. He has an excellent jump shot, a stable of low post moves and is even a...
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When asked about his teammate and NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies All-Star forward Zach Randolph told ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne, “we crack jokes sometimes about what he used to [look like] in high school.” So here’s Marc Gasol in high school: Photo from Memphis Commercial Appeal It’s good to know that even the NBA’s Defensive Player of...
Marc Gasol may need some clarification regarding the recent award he just won. For the second consecutive year, the Defensive Player of the Year did not make the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Okay…now, go back and read that again.
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It was a given the Miami Heat forward would be named to the NBA All-Defensive first team, which became official Monday. But the surprise was Memphis center Marc Gasol, who beat runner-up James out for Defensive Player of the Year, didn't even make the first team.
Does defense still win championships?
Marc Gasol is the 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Marc Gasol was also named to the 2013 NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
Does that make sense to you?
The current Defensive Player of the Year, on the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. Really? To quote Stephen A. Smith, that’s just “so disrespectful.”
My interpretation of the Defensive Player of the Year award is that it goes...
Tony Allen and Miami LeBron James headline the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive first team, the NBA announced on Monday.
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Marc Gasol landed on the...
The Memphis Grizzlies are headed to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. They did so in only 5 games. They will now await the winner of the Spurs and Warriors.
The play of the game came in the 3rd quarter when Marc Gasol swatted a Kendrick Perkins shot. Then the Grizzlies got the ball and they were on a fast break. The ball was in the hands of Tayshaun...
The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night in Game 5. Zach Randolph scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, Mike Conley had 13 points and 11 assists, while Tony Allen added 11 points with two assists.
MEMPHIS -- The Grizzlies battled back from an early 17-point deficit and survived what may have been the Thunder's best shot Monday night and seized a 3-1 series lead with a 103-97 overtime victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference semis. Memphis is now 4-0 at home this postseason. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.
Here are three observations from a game the Grizzlies...
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