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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Memphis Grizzlies

by on Oct.04, 2011, under Team analysis

Rudy Gay

How will Gay fit in next season? (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Mike Conley, Greivis Vasquez, Ishmael Smith, Josh Selby
SG: Tony Allen, O.J. Mayo, Xavier Henry
SF: Rudy Gay, Sam Young, Shane Battier*
PF: Zach Randolph, Darrell Arthur, Leon Powe*
C: Marc Gasol**, Hamed Haddadi**

* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:
- Rudy Gay, SF/PF (Rd. 3): 48% FG, 80% FT, 1 Three, 18.5 Pts, 6 Reb, 2.7 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1 Blk, 2.5 TO
- Zach Randolph, PF/C (Rd. 3): 50% FG, 75% FT, 20 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 2 TO
- Marc Gasol, C (Rd. 4): 55% FG, 75% FT, 12.5 Pts, 8 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk, 2 TO
- Mike Conley, PG (Rd. 5): 45% FG, 75% FT, 1 Three, 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 2.5 TO
- Tony Allen, SG/SF (Rd. 10): 50% FG, 75% FT, 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2.5 Stl, 0.7 Blk, 1.5 TO
- O.J. Mayo, SG (Rd. 13+): 43% FG, 80% FT, 1.3 Threes, 11 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1.5 TO

Sleeper:
Allen

Most likely to surprise:
Gasol

Most likely to disappoint:
Gay

Category specialists:
- Steals: Gay, Conley, Allen
- Blocks: Gasol

Things to consider:
- how Gay fits in after the Grizzlies successful playoff run without him
- whether the Grizzlies re-sign Gasol

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:
- Pts: 12th
- FGM: 3rd
- FGA: 8th
- FG%: 6th
- FT%: 23rd
- 3PTM: 30th
- Reb: 16th
- Ast: T-21st
- TO: T-12th
- Stl: 1st
- Blk: 7th
- Pace: 15th
- Offensive Efficiency: 16th
- Defensive Efficiency: T-8th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: B

Bonus:
Rudy Gay doesn’t look at the clock

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