Basketball is back. Let's count the weird and awesome ways to get amped up - From CBSSports.com
Mike D'Antoni is back in the league, and he finally has a team that seems ready to embrace who he is and what he does.
Gary Harris has the profile of a guy who will be making big shots in the playoffs sooner rather than later as opposing fans ask "Who's this guy?" Jusuf Nurkic is just a mean, nasty player, and we haven't even gotten to the veterans, like Wilson Chandler and his versatile chill, or the fact that Danilo Gallinari somehow is able to wear jorts and pull it off (I saw it with my own eyes at a charity event this summer).
But George really believes he can be considered one of the best players in this league, and to do so he has to up the offense.
Mike Conley has the keys to the car, and whenever Chandler Parsons can get his knees in the vehicle, he'll be hanging out of the sun roof, winking at random people.
The Grizzlies are betting new coach David Fizdale can, and if they add efficiency and precision to their physical brand of defense, this team will once again be in a high playoff spot, only this time people won't blanch at the thought of watching them for once.