Tom's Title Tiers #4
And then the regular season begins ...
Before we get started today, a couple reminders:
On Tuesday night, to celebrate opening night of the NBA season, we’re doing a Substack watch along in the app for subscribers. We’ve got a great crew hosting the party, which starts at 7:00 pm ET. It’s BYOB.
I’ve got a new job! See you on Wednesday night on League Pass/ROOT Sports.
OK, back to our regularly-scheduled programming. To refresh your memory: This is my subjective list based largely on objective data. This is not a pure, analytical ranking. You’re here because you want to know what I think, to get inside my brain a little bit. Consider this a weekly report of what I see on film; what I glean from the numbers; what I hear on the phone; what I read in the news; what I feel.
I’m also going to write about one team each week.
This week’s featured squad: the Memphis Grizzlies.
I’ll go a little deeper later, but here’s a quick rundown of each tier.
Tom’s Title Tiers
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is a complete team, no notes.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Just missing that one thing.
⭐⭐⭐ One move away from being one move away.
⭐⭐ So much has to break right.
⭐ Sooo you’re saying there’s a chance.
So, where do I put Memphis and the rest of the contenders? And which team got demoted to four-star contender status this week?
Let’s find out.