Francis, Pierce could be on the block
Remember when the Memphis Grizzlies were the team nobody wanted to play in the first round? Well it sure didn't take the Spurs long to get over their fears.
A four-game sweep of the Grizzlies is by far the most impressive feat of any playoff team so far. The Grizzlies were deep, well coached and stoked to be in the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. So what happens? Tony Parker and Tim Duncan systematically dismantle them.
The Grizzlies' demise, combined with the quick kills of the Celtics and Knicks, brings into focus the other reality of this time of the year. It isn't just the lottery teams that are thinking about rebuilding.
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