The Grizzlies have had two free agent acquisitions, some trade rumors in recent days, and even some lineup questions going into training camp. I got together some of the best minds for another round table summer edition.
On this round table we have GBB’s Site Manager Joe Mullinax, GBB Associate Editor Jack Noonan, GBB Senior Writer Eric Spyropoulos, and GBB Writers Shawn Coleman and Mac Trammell to tackle some of the toughest questions right now.
Kyle Anderson has arrived. What is the best use of him for the Grizzlies?
Joe Mullinax GBB Site Manager (@JoeMullinax) - He will be the starting small forward, and I think considering who will be around him (Marc Gasol/Mike Conley/Dillon Brooks/Jaren Jackson Jr. or JaMychal Green) that is the most logical spot. What is “best” for Kyle, regardless of position, is that he play with as many shooters as possible at all times. It isn’t necessary for him to succeed, but it would enable him to have maximum space to work with off the dribble offensively.
Eric Spyropoulos GBB Senior Writer (@EricSpyrosNBA) - On offense, Anderson should get ample opportunities to create with the ball in his hands, as he is a poor off-ball shooter and can help Conley, Gasol and others by setting them up for good looks. However, he can also excel on cuts when playing off-ball, which serves him well to fit alongside Conley and Gasol in the starting lineup. On defense, he should have a more straightforward fit, as he should get the opponent’s best perimeter/wing player in most match-ups....