The Memphis Grizzlies received big performances from some players, but those were largely from players who they had locked up. Marc Gasol rallied hard in the last three games. Zach Randolph built himself up through the first six games. Mike Conley did a fine job.
While those three core players did quite well, the guys with expiring contracts generally weren’t so hot. O.J. Mayo shot poorly. Marreese Speights didn’t do much in his limited time on the floor, nor did Gilbert Arenas. Hamed Haddadi was the exception, stacking up rebounds as quickly as he possibly could.
Two free agents-to-be didn’t see action during the series. Darrell Arthur was out, as he has been the entire season, with an Achilles injury. Les Hudson was simply not installed in game action during the series.
All six will be waiting anxiously during the offseason to see if they can get a good contract. Following is a breakdown of how each of the four free agents from the Grizzlies who played in the series affected his free-agent stock in the playoffs.