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Grizzlies news: Tyreke Evans believes Memphis lacks an ‘identity’

Tyreke Evans

The problems for the Memphis Grizzlies continue to mount. They were dealt another defeat by the Miami Heat, their fourth-straight loss and their seventh in eight games since the firing of head coach David Fizdale.

Veteran guard Tyreke Evans doesn’t like what he’s seeing from his team, which doesn’t seem to have an identity at the moment.

Per Peter Edmiston of the Commercial Appeal:

Tyreke Evans: “I think as a team, we don’t know where we’re at. We’re out there just playing, game by game, going with the flow. Every other team, they have an identity, what they want to do. We just play and whatever happens, happens.”

With 15 defeats in their last 16 games, the Grizzlies are full-blown crisis mode. Firing Fizdale and putting in JB Bickerstaff as the interim coach has obviously not helped solve the team’s identity crisis, which arguably began in the summer when they let veterans Zach Randolph and Tony Allen go.

After making the move to get rid of Fizdale, it remains to be seen what Memphis can do next in order to relieve the apparent discord within the team and halt their disastrous run.

The return of Mike Conley could help guide the team to some sort of identity once again, but aside from that, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious solution to get the lost Grizzlies back on track.