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Team analysis: Memphis Grizzlies

by on Sep.24, 2010, under Team analysis

Marc Gasol

Little Gasol has that crazy look in his eyes. He could be in for a big year. (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Mike Conley, Greivis Vasquez, Acie Law
SG: O.J. Mayo, Tony Allen, Xavier Henry
SF: Rudy Gay, Sam Young, DeMarre Carroll
PF: Zach Randolph, Darrell Arthur
C: Marc Gasol, Hasheem Thabeet, Hamed Haddadi

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Marc Gasol – C (Rd. 4-5): 16 Pts, 9.5 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk
Zach Randolph – F/C (Rd. 4-5): 20 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl
Rudy Gay – F (Rd. 4-5): 20 Pts, 1 three, 5.5 Reb, 1.5 Stl, 1 Blk
O.J. Mayo – SG (Rd. 5-6): 18.5 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Mike Conley – PG (Rd. 10-12): 10 Pts, 1 three, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Sleeper:
Henry

Most likely to surprise:
Gasol

Most likely to disappoint:
Mayo

Category specialists:

  • Blocks: Thabeet

Things to watch:

  • if Conley‘s minutes are nibbled at by Vasquez, Law and Henry
  • how often Mayo plays point guard (if at all)
  • if Gay can break through the early ceiling he seems to have hit

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 7th
  • FGM: 4th
  • FGA: T7th
  • FG%: 9th
  • FT%: 25th
  • 3PTM: 30th
  • Reb: T3rd
  • Ast: T29th
  • TO: T26th
  • Stl: 7th
  • Blk: T15th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: C+

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