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Randolph Wants Grizzlies in West Finals
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 13, 2012 @ 6:12 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
As Zach Randolph nears his long-awaited return to the Memphis Grizzlies, he has a warning for the rest of the Western Conference.
He thinks this season’s Grizzlies are better than last season’s team that upset the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs and came within a victory of beating the Oklahoma City Thunder and reaching the West finals.
“We got an All-Star-caliber player out on the perimeter [Rudy Gay] who can score inside and out and can shoot the ball,” said Randolph, who hasn’t played since Jan. 1 after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. “Mike Conley is playing so much better than he was last year. We have Tony Allen. Marc Gasol is an All-Star. We’re a dangerous team, definitely. We’re way better, day and night.
“Last year, if you think about it, if we won the triple-overtime game in Memphis [against the Thunder in Game 5 of the second round] we probably would have won that series. We were close to getting to the Western Conference finals last year, so we got to think West finals this year.”
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