The Memphis Grizzlies are in decent shape right now. They're 28-22 and sit sixth in the Western Conference. Despite losing six of their last 10 games, the Grizzlies didn't slide far down the standings.
As it currently stands, the Grizzlies look like a good bet to make the playoffs in a competitive Western Conference. They play seven of their next nine games against winning teams. After that, it's smooth sailing for the Grizzlies. They finish with six of seven games against losing teams.
Having said that, one can reasonably look at what the Grizzlies rotation will look like come playoff time. For some teams, the rotation has been set for much of the season.
However, for the Grizzlies, there are still some fluid parts that may change places. Zach Randolph has been transitioning back from injury for the last couple weeks, and he may overtake Marreese Speights in the Grizzlies' lineup. Gilbert Arenas was only signed by the Grizzlies in the last two weeks, and many wonder how he'll figure into their playoff rotation.
Thus, the Grizzlies rotation will be one to watch in the next few weeks as the regular season winds down. Lionel Hollins will be fine-tuning his roster to be sure that the right players are ready to fit the right roles.
Following are predictions for the Grizzlies playoff rotation, with starters and key reserves.