Brewer not shut down for the season...yet
The “end” of the Memphis’ Grizzlies season just relies on a few mathematical kinks. The Grizz currently sit at ninth in the West, putting them just outside the post-season crowd. That’s an impressive feat given Memphis’ preseason projections, but the 6.5 games that stand between Memphis and the impressive Portland Trailblazers might as well be an ocean. There just isn’t enough time for the Grizzlies to make a serious run at the eighth seed, and Portland has shown no sign of letting up.
It’s just a matter of time until the Grizz are mathematically eliminated, rendering their season more or less over. Nobody told that to Ronnie Brewer, though, who still hopes to return from a hamstring injury to play again this season. From Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
“I’m still working my way onto the team in practice and trying to get stronger,” Brewer said. “I’ll come back when it feels closer to normal.”
Brewer returned to action March 16, a little more than three weeks after he suffered a partially torn right hamstring. The 6-8 guard/forward insists he didn’t come back too soon. “No. I don’t think so,” Brewer said. “The first game, it felt really good. The second game, it was weaker. I really couldn’t do the things I’m capable of doing, so I decided to take a step back.”
Brewer, a restricted free agent this summer, still sounds as if he’s eager to carve out his place on the Grizzlies. “My goal is to get back on the floor,” Brewer said, “because I feel like I can help this team.”