Another day, another meaningless game for your Phoenix Suns, but at the very least it would be nice for them to get a modicum of revenge on the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies, of course, beat Phoenix by 17 on Friday in Memphis in a game in which the Suns didn’t exactly give their best effort and saw their early-season turnover woes return with 22 on the game.
That’s not the way you want to finish up, especially against a team that’s 34 games under .500.
It’s kind of surprising that Memphis was the team with 106 and Phoenix 89 in the last once since the Suns lead the NBA in scoring at 109.2 points per game and the Grizz rank last at 93.6, a 15.6 ppg differential.
Yet on Friday night the Suns scored their fewest points since the Jan. 23 disaster in Charlotte, and it was their worst offensive game against a Western Conference opponent all season.
Suns fans once again will be getting a look at the future of the franchise in this one, and maybe that won’t just include Goran Dragic, Robin Lopez and Jared Dudley.
The Grizzlies, of course, made a run at Amare Stoudemire before the trade deadline, but denied a reported Phoenix offer of Rudy Gay, Mike Conley and Hakim Warrick. Although Memphis head coach Lionel Hollins has said he’s glad that didn’t go down, maybe the Suns will tweak the package to find another way to get Gay in Phoenix this offseason.
It will also be interesting to see what kind of strides the aforementioned Suns youngsters made from last weekend after getting heavy minutes in Memphis and Minnesota.