New Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger who replaced Lionel Hollins this summer in a controversial move by the new Memphis front office told reporters last weekend of his plans to adjust the Grizzlies offense. Most notably he wants the Grizzlies to speed up the pace... of getting into their sets. From Grizzlies blog 3 Shades of Blue: For instance it is Joerger's intention of crossing mid-court with at least 20 seconds left on the shot clock something that rarely if ever happened last season. To accomplish this Conley may be used more as a decoy allowing other players to quickly bring the ball up the court. When informed he would have greater responsibility bringing the ball up the court Tony Allen was reportedly happy. How this translates onto the court is another question. The thought of Tony Allen bringing up the ball may sound shocking but that idea of getting the ball up quicker was clearly the correct thing to say to the fans. Joerger also mentioned spreading the court more with perimeter shooters such as Prince Miller QPon and Bayless being given a green light more. However it is not to go away from the interior game but to open things up inside for Randolph Gasol and Conley to have more room to operate. One particular idea espoused was to use Miller as a screener on the perimeter to allow Conley to roll off the screen and leaving Miller alone or guarded by a smaller defender on the arc. Joerger also mentioned bringing Randolph to the high post at times to give Gasol more opportunities inside.
Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger talks Grizzlies' offensive adjustments
CBS Sports | Aug 26