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JordansBulls
10-20-2009, 05:20 PM
Source: Commercialappeal (http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/oct/20/dressed-for-success/)



Veteran guard Allen Iverson will start the regular season as a reserve when the Grizzlies host the Detroit Pistons Oct. 28 in their home opener.

Iverson, 34, has missed the entire preseason schedule because of a partially torn left hamstring. He hasn't participated in training camp practices since Oct. 4.

Griz coach Lionel Hollins said there is no choice but to gradually work in Iverson.

"He hasn't had a chance to perform," Hollins said. "And when he does come back he'll be way behind with how we're doing things. So when he gets into a game, it'll be limited. That's probably where we'll wind up at the start of the season."

Iverson still hasn't been cleared for contact workouts.

There had much public debate over whether Iverson would start or come off the bench for the Grizzlies. The former scoring champion is entering his 14th season and first with the Griz after signing a one-year deal worth slightly more than $3 million.

He's remained visible while rehabbing the injury, still acting as a vocal leader for the team.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
10-20-2009, 05:41 PM
Source: Commercialappeal (http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/oct/20/dressed-for-success/)

:sigh: This is where things get real good... or real bad...

Gators123
10-20-2009, 05:47 PM
Hes going to fake a back injury, Stop showing up to ALL of the teams practices and games and spend every night at the casino. So basically the same thing he did in Detroit. :facepalm:

IRUAM #21
10-20-2009, 05:53 PM
Hes going to fake a back injury, Stop showing up to ALL of the teams practices and games and spend every night at the casino. So basically the same thing he did in Detroit. :facepalm:

You can read the future ! :worthy:

Gators123
10-20-2009, 05:58 PM
You can read the future ! :worthy:

Yeah it was a special gift I was born with! ;)

PLAYERS FAN
10-20-2009, 06:01 PM
Hes going to fake a back injury, Stop showing up to ALL of the teams practices and games and spend every night at the casino. So basically the same thing he did in Detroit. :facepalm:

:laugh:

Jays Claw
10-20-2009, 06:05 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies are taking the right approach towards this situation. Allen Iverson is obviously not in game shape and should not even be thinking of starting for the team. Allen Iverson should be coming off the bench for the entire season in my opinion. The Memphis Grizzlies' second unit is weak and lacks offensive firepower. If Allen Iverson can put the team first instead of himself, then we can possibly be talking about a playoff birth for the Memphis Grizzlies.

SirCalvin81
10-20-2009, 06:05 PM
i cant wait till he *****es about it and then hel have no offers nxt offseason and b forced 2 play overseas

IRUAM #21
10-20-2009, 06:06 PM
i cant wait till he *****es about it and then hel have no offers nxt offseason and b forced 2 play overseas

Another guy that can read the future ! :speechless:

sofargone
10-20-2009, 06:12 PM
wow are you guys this dumb? i think iverson is mature enough to realize that since hes had no preseason training and was injured that he would come of the bench. i dont think hed complain either after what happened last year.

MiamiHeat
10-20-2009, 08:08 PM
he said he has changed
so let's see how he does with him being a reserve

JWO35
10-20-2009, 08:10 PM
"Oh My Back!!!!
Sorry Grizzlies, I think this back injury will keep me out for the remainder of the season..."



-Allen Iverson

ElMarroAfamado
10-20-2009, 08:11 PM
Another guy that can read the future ! :speechless:

there are alot of fortune tellers here on this forum
:)

people sometimes make statements and its creeeeppy cause they sound like if they know something we dont
like if they have personal relations with some of these players or have inside sources
:speechless:

IRUAM #21
10-20-2009, 08:15 PM
"Oh My Back!!!!
Sorry Grizzlies, I think this back injury will keep me out for the remainder of the season..."



-Allen Iverson

:faint:

IRUAM #21
10-20-2009, 08:16 PM
Can someone please tell me tonight's winning lottery numbers ? I'll appreciate it. Thanks.

Gators123
10-20-2009, 08:26 PM
Can someone please tell me tonight's winning lottery numbers ? I'll appreciate it. Thanks.

3-32-11-19-47 mega ball-29

Thank me later

MackSnackWrap
10-20-2009, 08:30 PM
Im not excpecting big things from AI

theimortalone
10-20-2009, 09:13 PM
I am glad that Iverson isn't coming in and stealing Mayo's spot.

Kakaroach
10-20-2009, 11:10 PM
Let's see how he reacts. Should be a situation to watch all season long. Mayo is the future, and Iverson is now. And then of course there is still Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph lol. I hope Iverson does well, but it really depends on how accepting he is of this role.

Raph12
10-20-2009, 11:17 PM
Everyone is overlooking Marc Gasol... mark my words, this guy will be a stud, book it.

kidfury
10-20-2009, 11:40 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies are taking the right approach towards this situation. Allen Iverson is obviously not in game shape and should not even be thinking of starting for the team. Allen Iverson should be coming off the bench for the entire season in my opinion. The Memphis Grizzlies' second unit is weak and lacks offensive firepower. If Allen Iverson can put the team first instead of himself, then we can possibly be talking about a playoff birth for the Memphis Grizzlies.

:nod::nod: totally agree.

If AI accepts his role on the team, things could be promising for the Grizzlies.

nikefreek220
10-21-2009, 12:10 AM
3-32-11-19-47 mega ball-29

Thank me later

you know what would actually be great... if those were the actual winning numbers.

JordansBulls
10-21-2009, 01:14 AM
Bulls should just trade Salmons for Iverson.:D

JLynn943
10-21-2009, 01:19 AM
There's really no issue here. Obviously he shouldn't be starting since he's injured and is missing all of preseason.

MTone8788
10-21-2009, 09:18 AM
The back problems joke is a little old, what have you guys been saying his whole career while he has played and fought through tough injuries?

BkOriginalOne
10-21-2009, 09:53 AM
Iverson will be 6th man if this is the case.

KayNti
10-21-2009, 02:02 PM
Iverson can't play off the bench. A lot of players in the NBA are better starting than coming off the bench e.g. Barbosa, Ginobili...

Chronz
10-21-2009, 03:32 PM
Everyone is overlooking Marc Gasol... mark my words, this guy will be a stud, book it.

Define stud

AIMelo=KillaDUO
10-21-2009, 04:20 PM
Define stud

Define, "define" :cool:

JordansBulls
10-21-2009, 04:38 PM
Iverson can't play off the bench. A lot of players in the NBA are better starting than coming off the bench e.g. Barbosa, Ginobili...

Iverson should have just gone to Miami and played with Wade.

notoriouzzzz
10-21-2009, 04:41 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies are taking the right approach towards this situation. Allen Iverson is obviously not in game shape and should not even be thinking of starting for the team. Allen Iverson should be coming off the bench for the entire season in my opinion. The Memphis Grizzlies' second unit is weak and lacks offensive firepower. If Allen Iverson can put the team first instead of himself, then we can possibly be talking about a playoff birth for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Lol Playoff berth!! lol. Not even James can take the grizzles to the playoff in the west.

KayNti
10-21-2009, 06:56 PM
Iverson should have just gone to Miami and played with Wade.

That's a great point :clap:

JordansBulls
10-21-2009, 07:08 PM
That's a great point :clap:

I still don't know why he didn't.

IRUAM #21
10-21-2009, 08:24 PM
I still don't know why he didn't.

I don't even think the Heat were all that interested, plus he would've come off the bench in Miami as well.

Kakaroach
10-21-2009, 08:29 PM
Yeah Iverson would have had to come off the bench in South Beach, but I still don't know why he didn't signed with Charlotte though.

Kyle N.
10-21-2009, 10:37 PM
Hes going to fake a back injury, Stop showing up to ALL of the teams practices and games and spend every night at the casino. So basically the same thing he did in Detroit. :facepalm:

We sittin here, AI supposed to be the Grizzlies new player, and we in here talking about practice. How the hell is he supposed to make his teammates better by practice?

b_rad23
10-21-2009, 10:41 PM
Allen Iverson will win MVP, Finals MVP and ASG MVP this year. Stephon Marbury will be the SG on the 2nd All-NBA team (a first for a PG).

and the Heat weren't offering more than the vet min and a bench role for AI, he kind of got stiffed.

JordansBulls
10-22-2009, 12:22 AM
I don't even think the Heat were all that interested, plus he would've come off the bench in Miami as well.

It made more sense for him to start than come off the bench.

IRUAM #21
10-22-2009, 12:24 AM
It made more sense for him to start than come off the bench.

Well, Chalmers was gonna start no matter what. It would've been interesting to see Wade & Iverson though. Not sure how well they would play together.