Originally Posted by mcaj22
and before you say "but memphis was better without him two years ago in the playoffs blah blah"
there is also only like 4 or 5 guys left from that 2011 Memphis team. That team was DEEP and was able to make up for Rudy's injury with guys like OJ Mayo, Shane Battier, Gervis Vasquez, etc who are now all long gone
And this year's team will have Prince, Pondexter (out injured right now) and Ed Davis to add to the current team. Bayless gives them basically what Mayo gave them. Pondexter gives them some of what Battier gave them. Davis and Arthur improve the big rotation. We'll see about the comraderie, but I think Prince and Davis will fit in well from what I've read about them.
Rudy was getting 17 shots at 40% with bad defense.
This is a pretty good analysis of the situation :