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Patrick Christopher: A Future Memphis Grizzlies Player In The Making
Besides, Kevin Murphy, the one guy with a realistic shot to win MVP is Patrick Christopher. The 6-5 209 lb shooting guard is playing like a future starter on the Memphis Grizzlies who are now 6-0 following their victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In 2013-2014, Christopher scored 13.56 points per game in the regular season with the Energy. Christopher got hot in the final week of the regular season averaging 28.3 points per game while posting a field goal percentage of 65 percent in in the final week of the regular season. He carried that momentum in the playoffs finishing second in the NBA D League in points per game with 33.7 points per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies have Courtney Lee, Tony Mitchell, and Vince Carter as options for the short term. If Christopher can have another strong season at shooting guard for the Energy, he is a guy the Grizzlies should consider bringing up next season in 2015. Right now, Memphis needs to stick to whats working by keeping the active roster in tact. Winning a Championship in an attempt to keep Marc Gasol from bolting for Free Agency is priority number uno.
Last April, Christopher had a standout game in the regular season where he dropped 41 points on the Maine Red Claws on the road. Memphis has a guy teams should try to trade for if they need depth at the shooting guard position. The Grizzlies can use this as leverage to get an extra player or additional draft picks depending on whether the Grizzlies are in a position to contend, or want some extra pieces to rebuild.
Memphis would be foolish to trade a player with the passion of Patrick Christopher. The former California Golden Bear will eventually get his chance to roam the woods of Memphis with the Grizzlies if this front office remains patient and smart.
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