Memphis Grizzlies Season Preview History
Memphis Grizzlies 2012 NBA Season Preview:
The Grizzlies kept the roster intact from last year’s amazing playoff run when they resigned their fantastic young center Marc Gasol. Now they enter the year in a wide-open Western Conference with Gasol, forward Zach Randolph and the returning small forward Rudy Gay, whose early exit thanks to a shoulder injury left many to wonder if the Grizzlies’ Western Conference Finals run is just the beginning of a long run of playoff wins. But while their frontcourt is set, how far they will go will depend on the team’s guard play. Mike Conley and Toney Allen bubbled up last year and provided both strength in bringing up the ball and defending. If they can maintain their stats from 2010-11, and even add a few points and steals along the way, the Grizzlies are a team to look out for in the Western Conference.
2010-2011 Memphis Grizzlies NBA Preview:
The Memphis Grizzlies were among the worst teams in the NBA from 2006 to 2009, when they didn't win more than 24 games in a season. They turned it around last year, winning 40 games and narrowly missing out on the playoffs. Now, the Grizzlies look to take that momentum into their first postseason appearance since 2005.
Memphis is anchored by a solid group of young players who should be able to lead the time in the years to come. Rudy Gay has established himself as one of the premiere scorers in the league throughout his first three seasons, and if he can be more consistent he may be able to take the Grizzlies far. In addition to Gay, O.J. Mayo has proven he can be counted on to step up, and Mike Conley has displayed a knack for running the Memphis offense.
During the offseason, the Grizzlies also added some key role players, including former Boston Celtics swingman Tony Allen. They also improved their bench by drafting Xavier Henry from Kansas and former Maryland star Greivis Vasquez.
2009-2010 Memphis Grizzlies NBA Preview:
The Memphis Grizzlies enter the 2009-2010 NBA season hoping to build upon their 24 wins from last season. The Grizzlies have one of the most explosive lineups in the league and only have two players on their roster over 30 (Allen Iverson & Marko Jaric). The young Memphis squad will count on OJ Mayo, Rudy Gay, Iverson and new draftee Hasheem Thabeet to energize the fans in Memphis and make some noise in the Western Conference.
2008-2009 Memphis Grizzlies NBA Preview:
The Memphis Grizzlies are going to be a surprise team to watch this season in the NBA. Although Pau Gasol has left the roster, his brother, Marc Gasol, will be posting-up at center. With new talent flowing into the program, the Grizzlies are going to be a prime contender for the Western Conference in years to come. Watch a Grizzlies game at FedExForum and you'll get a chance to see one of the NBA's fastest-paced teams play in one of the league's newest and most cutting edge arenas.