When the Memphis Grizzlies lost Zach Randolph for six to eight weeks to a partially torn MCL, many thought the sky was falling for the Grizzlies. Without Randolph, it seemed to many that the Grizzlies' season was lost.
However, the Grizzlies have managed to remain successful, sitting half a game out of first place in the Southwest Division after 17 games. Part of their success is due to the acquisition of Marreese Speights, who came to Memphis from the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team trade.
Speights has helped the Grizzlies remain a winning team since entering the starting lineup. He has replaced some of the scoring lost when Randolph was injured.
Read along to find all of the ways Speights has impacted the Grizzlies.