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Take a Bow Desmond Bane – Congratulations on an incredible sophomore NBA season.


The Memphis Grizzlies season ended Friday night in a Game Six second round playoff loss to the Golden State Warriors. The Grizzlies wouldn’t have made it to the second round without TCU legend Desmond Bane’s incredible regular season and first round playoff performance. When Ja Morant symbolically gave Bane his Most Improved player award to Bane, he was not kidding. Bane made incredible strides in his throughout game in his sophomore NBA season, and Grizzlies fans cannot contain their excitement for the long run in Memphis.

May 13, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) flexes after blocking the shot attempt of Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) within the second quarter during game six of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Within the Game 6 loss to the Warriors, Bane shot 4-7 (57.1%) on three point attempts, 9-16(56.3%) from the sphere, and 3-4(75%) from the charity stripe. Bane’s decision making and overall basketball IQ is off the charts. His work on and off the ball is astounding. He’s efficiency personified. 

Despite coping with a lower back issue throughout the second round against the Warriors, Bane was in a position to push through and put up monster numbers on this years playoffs.

Bane was clearly feeling the back pain during games 1-4 of the Golden State series. Remove those games that he pushed through with the bad back, and he averaged 23 points per game within the playoffs when healthy.

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Steph Curry and Klay Thompson can have won the battle this 12 months, but Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Memphis Grizzlies are feeling confidence in regards to the future. As they need to. Morant(22 years old) and Bane(23) are the long run best back court duo within the NBA, they usually usually are not the one young stars on this Grizzlies team. Jaren Jackson Jr.(22) and Zaire Williams(20) round out this young nucleus that ought to lead Memphis deeper and deeper into the playoffs every year.

Because the sun begins to set on Steph Curry(34), Klay Thompson(32) and the Golden State Warriors, a latest horizon is starting in Memphis. With each passing 12 months Steph and Klay catch up with to the twilight of their primes while Ja and Desmond are only knocking on the door of one of the best years of their profession. 

Ja Morant and Desmond Bane are working to change into the undisputed best back court duo within the NBA. By the point it’s all said and done, Desmond Bane may have erased the splash brothers from the three point history books as well. 

Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors on winning an entertaining series. Enjoy it while you possibly can, because your time is sort of up.

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