Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Memphis Grizzlies

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