“Numbers Game” already explored a few of the differences so far in the Grizzlies' offense since the Rudy Gay trade of a month or so ago. Yet there's a lot more ground to cover when figuring out how the Grizzlies have adapted their offense in the wake of this trade. The acquisition who's made the biggest impact has been Tayshaun Prince. Though Prince's numbers appear unassuming at first glance — 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists per game since arriving in Memphis — his impact on the offensive shape and flow of the team has been quietly impressive.
The Grizzlies' management saved a lot of money both in the short term and in the long term by making this move. There's no doubt that money was an enormous factor. Yet Vice President of Basketball Operations John Hollinger and controlling owner Robert Pera insisted that this move could potentially make the Grizzlies better in the short-term.
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