Desmond Bane drops blunt 1-word message following latest Grizzlies loss

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The losing ways have only continued to churn on for the Memphis Grizzlies, as they've now dropped four straight and seven of their last nine outings. As a result, they are now tied with the San Antonio Spurs for the worst record in the Western Conference at 3-13.

Their latest demise proved to be one of their poorest efforts of the campaign, as Taylor Jenkins' squad never led at any point and trailed by as many at 26 points en route to their 119-97 loss.

Following the bout, Desmond Bane was asked during a presser what, if anything, could be done differently moving forward for the Grizzlies to get a "different result."

In response, the budding star avoided highlighting any specific adjustments, which has been what his fellow cohorts have expressed in the past, and, instead, issued a blunt message in regard to the club as a whole.

Desmond Bane simply states Memphis Grizzlies need to be 'better'

"I don't know if it's necessarily different but just better. We have the recipe, we obviously haven't won a championship but [we've been] the two-seed the last two years, so coach has the recipe. We just got to stick to it and be more disciplined with it."

Desmond Bane on Grizzlies

From offense to defense, the Grizzlies were far from a tight knit group against the Timberwolves, as they struggled mightily with their shooting efforts (38.6 percent from the field and 27.0 percent from distance) and seemingly couldn't stop a nosebleed on defense, allowing Minnesota to shoot 53.1 percent from the floor and 44.1 percent from deep while committing 18 personal fouls and allowing 18 extra points come from the charity stripe.

Of those who shot eight or more attempts from the field, only Ziaire Williams registered a shooting percentage of over 45 percent (50.0) while their regular go-to option in Bane dropped a mere 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting from the floor and coughed up a grueling five turnovers.

With every passing day, it becomes more and more apparent that the Grizzlies need some extra reinforcements to help salvage this currently troubling campaign, and, while many are excited to see what superstar Ja Morant can do once he returns in mid-December from his 25-game suspension, there's strong reason to believe that he alone may not be enough to get this team to where they wish to be.

In order for this club to get better as Bane suggests, perhaps searching for an outsourced talent or two may be their best course of action.