Posts Tagged ‘Quincy Pondexter’

Quincy Pondexter Loses Series, Scores Date With Miss Tennessee

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Grizzlies swingman Quincy Pondexter patiently worked his way into his role with the Memphis Grizzlies, becoming a true outside threat and establishing himself during this postseason as a guy who could stretch the floor for the Grizz, giving Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol space to bang inside. As Pondexter became better known on the court, he started showing pieces of his off-court personality as well, most notably bringing his dog, Buckets, to the gym while he got some shots up.

The Grizzlies surprised a lot of experts by advancing to the Western Conference finals, and though their run ended with a 4-0 sweep at the hands of the Spurs, it didn’t completely dampen the Grizz’s spirits.

Today, for instance, Pondexter began by wondering aloud on Twitter if anyone knew who had won Miss Tennessee. Chandler Lawson, who it turns out is the reigning Miss Tennessee, soon tweeted back…

Pondexter then did his due diligence, got a positive response, and then he went from there…

Congrats, Quincy. And we’ll give the final word to Grizzlies VP of Basketball Operations, John Hollinger

(via Grizzly Bear Blues)

Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 1 Texas vs. No. 4 Washington

by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. With 70% of the vote, the Washington Huskies defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 5-4 play-in game, and for their trouble they get the Kevin Durant-led Texas Longhorns. Let’s take a look:


Texas Longhorns

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

LaMarcus Aldridge, Trail Blazers: 26.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.3 steals
D.J. Augustin, Bobcats: 20.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 8.4 assists, 0.1 blocks, 0.9 steals
Kevin Durant, Thunder: 34.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.1 blocks, 1.4 steals
T.J. Ford, Pacers: 14.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 0.5 blocks, 2.0 steals
Maurice Evans, Wizards: 13.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1.0 steals

Missed the cut: Damion James, Nets; Daniel Gibson, Cavaliers; Royal Ivey, Thunder; Dexter Pittman, Heat; Avery Bradley, Celtics

Team synopsis: A real title contender, with both Durant and Aldridge providing matchup problems for just about any potential opponent. Augustin is also having a breakout season in Charlotte. Ford is somewhat redundant with Augustin on the floor, but his track record is a little better than rookie Damion James. I could see an argument for James over Ford, but he hasn’t really played enough yet to cement a place over Ford or even Daniel Gibson. (more…)

Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Washington

by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. In this matchup, Ohio State’s Mike Conley and Evan Turner face Brandon Roy and the U-Dub Huskies. Who ya got?


Ohio State Buckeyes

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Mike Conley, Grizzlies: 18.8 points,4.2 rebounds 8.9 assists 0.3 blocks 2.4 steals
Daequan Cook, Thunder: 18.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.0 blocks, 1.1 steals
Evan Turner, Sixers: 14.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.4 blocks, 1.2 steals
Kosta Koufos, Nuggets: 15.4 points, 13.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 3.0 blocks, 1.2 steals
Byron Mullens, Thunder: 12.9 points, 16.3 rebounds, 0.0 assists, 2.6 blocks, 0.9 steals

Missed the cut: Greg Oden, Trail Blazers (injured); Michael Redd, Bucks (injured)

Team synopsis: A very young Ohio State team is proof of the work coach Thad Matta has done in Columbus. This team would certainly be better if Oden or Redd were available, but neither has appeared in a game this season so they remain ineligible (though Redd says he’ll return soon). Conley is blossoming into a competent starting point guard, but Turner, a rookie, is still raw. Neither Koufos nor Mullens has made an impact on the league yet, although both have nice statistical rates for the limited minutes they have played. (more…)

Pink is the new black

by Micah Hart

Ah, rookie hazing. Never gets old, so long as no one gets hurt (physically that is, though Quincy Pondexter might suffer a little emotionally from this episode). Actually, Pondexter handles this exceptionally well – he’s not timid at all. Gotta respect that.

Plus, it could have been worse – he could have been this guy.

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