10:14 PM EDT, Fri May 29, 2015

Jeff Green was the only brand of suspenders at Macy's

Relating the Grizzlies acquisition of Jeff Green to something in real life. I've been trying to weigh out why the Memphis Grizzlies made the mid-season trade for Jeff Green. Or rather, I've been trying to relate their decision to something in the more mundane realities of our everyday life. I know why they did it in the basketball world. They needed a wing player, specifically a small forward, who could score the basketball and provide some athleticism. Tayshaun Prince was beyond the twilight. Quincy Pondexter was completely suffocated by his own psych problems. Vince Carter was picking...

How Jeff Green is not maximizing the utility of his pump fake

Since the Grizzlies acquired Jeff Green, one of the many things that has stood out about his game is his odd pump fake. It's Sam Young-like in its essence. It doesn't matter how it looks if it works, but does it? Since arriving in Memphis via a midseason trade with the Boston Celtics, almost every part of Jeff Green's game has been scrutinized. However, one part of his game that hasn't been analyzed at length is his strange pump fake. Anybody that has watched a Grizzlies game recently knows what I'm talking about. It's Sam Young-esque in its quirkiness, but not quite at that level. Let's...

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