It’s all about spacing the floor for the Grizz this season.
The biggest thing the Memphis Grizzlies need to do this season in order to be successful is give their big men room to breath and go to work down low.
In the past two years the Grizzlies have been too predictable to be a play their way into the NBA finals, despite being very good at what they do.
Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are arguably the best front-court duo in the game today, but unfortunately for them they play on the worst three-point shooting team in the league.
With no major threats beyond 20-feet to keep defenders honest, opposing teams are able to collapse in on them and stifle as best they can.
Memphis went out and got Mike Miller from Miami in a bid to try and beef up their low percentage from beyond the arc, but the biggest concern is the long-term health of the swingman.
If he is able to be healthy for 60 or more games this season he will get open shots as Gasol, Randolph and Mike Conley will find him roaming around the perimeter.
The Grizzlies are a classic team that does not have a superstar as part of its roster, despite the argument for Gasol and Randolph, and they play as a team unit.
Arguably the biggest challenge for incoming coach Dave Joerger is gaining and maintaining the respect of the locker-room, something Lionel Hollins did very well during his tenure with the team.
Memphis Grizzlies: 6th
Front court: 9
Back court: 8