– J.J. is in the lineup. In retrospect, was there any chance he was going to miss the closest thing he has to an NBA homecoming? Then again, from what I hear J.J.’s trips back to Memphis can be a bit nerve-wracking for him with the caravan of folks coming in from Arkansas. You know, in that man-I-love-my-family-but-dang kind of way.
– Maybe J.J. won’t be needed for big minutes. The Grizz’s bench is weak. Darrell Arthur is back from injury tonight and should help eventually. From the Commercial Appeal in Memphis:
Griz coach Lionel Hollins is looking forward to adding Arthur’s length, athleticism and scoring ability to his reserves. Arthur originally figured big in the Grizzlies’ plans — so much that owner Michael Heisley passed on bringing back established power forward Hakim Warrick.
However, Arthur’s emergence stalled when he was injured lifting weights in October and required a surgical procedure uncommon to basketball players. His absence left a huge void on