Western Conference Preview: Memphis

Mayo - KobeIt’s quite a mix in Memphis, with veteran scorers Zach Randolph and Allen Iverson being added to a young core of Rudy Gay, O.J. Mayo, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, not to mention No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet.

To help us break things down, we dialed up Grizzlies radio play-by-play voice Eric Hasseltine.

Hasseltine pointed out that Memphis lost Darrell Arthur to a torn pectoral muscle that could keep him out up to four months (a blow since Arthur was set to be the first Grizzly off the bench), discussed the unfortunate Andrew Bynum injuries suffered in back-to-back years against Memphis and offered his insight into Mayo and Gay in particular.