Grizzlies coach Mike Fratello feels his figured out a way to keep his team in the W column.
Fratello made the move of inserting newly acquired point guard Chucky Atkins into the starting lineup, in place of Bobby Jackson..
Atkins responded nicely with a team high 19-points on 6-of-11 shooting with 3-assists and No turnovers.
Jackson, a former NBA 6th Man of the Year, had been forced into a starting role after the season ending injury to Damon Stoudamire.
His play as a sometimes explosive scorer notwithstanding, the Grizz had lost 7 of their last 10 games..thus sparking Fratello to shake things up..
A move met Jackson meets with mixed emotions.
<"You want my honest answer? No, I don't like it. But he's the coach and I have to respect his decision. I have to just not let it affect me and hopefully get better from it.">
Fratello says the Grizzlies played their best with Jackson and Mike Miller both coming off the Bench earlier in the season..
Memphis sprinted out to a 23-and-11 record with that combination.