John Hugar lives just outside Buffalo where he attends the University at Buffalo. His writing has appeared at 3 Shades Of Blue, Bleacher Report, and The Beast. He's one of the few people who followed the Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis.
After the worst season in the history of high-level organized basketball, the 2012-2013 Charlotte Bobcats have been able to competently compete in the Eastern Conference. How it happened and whether or not it is sustainable are entirely different questions.
After nearly a decade of false starts on unlikable teams, Zach Randolph has turned himself into a star and the Grizzlies into serious contenders. But, given his history of failing to live up to all but the worst expectations, how much can or should anyone really expect from Z-Bo?