"That’s our man," Mayo said of Hollins. "We’ve let the owner, we let everyone know this is the guy we want to play for. We’ve been in a lot of winnable games. We’ve just got to start winning. Whatever our role is, whatever the dynamic of the team is, we’ve got to accept it and go hard. We feel like we’re a good team. We’ve just got to stick to the script.
"It’s obvious the problem is us. It’s blatantly obvious," Rudy Gay said. "We need to play defense. We need to execute and we haven’t been doing it. We’re getting closer. But getting close doesn’t count. We need to get W’s and I mean put more than a few of them together."
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: They’re 9-14. They don’t play defense. Their execution is poor. But they still deserve credit.
Instead of blaming each other, instead of turning on Coach Lionel Hollins, instead of playing for individual statistics, the young Memphis Grizzlies are collectively accepting blame for their disappointing start.
This is a sign. The Grizzlies have character on their roster. And management should give this group every opportunity to right the ship.
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