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West risks reputation in rescuing Grizzlies

Making up with ex-Laker Eddie Jones, then trading for him, should be Jerry West's next move.

Updated: July 26, 2002, 5:51 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

Editor's note: ESPN Insider's Chad Ford breaks down what last season's NBA lottery teams need to do to get to the playoffs. ESPN.com's "Fixer-Upper" series continues with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Jerry West, you've got some big ones, my friend.

You leave "Showtime" for misery. Rings for lottery balls. Shaq and Kobe for Pau and White Chocolate. You use your first lottery pick in ages to draft a kid many think doesn't have a position. You use your free-agent money on kids no one has ever ...

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