Zach Randolph and Rudy Gay don't have any personal heat between them, but there is an unspoken race between the two players to see which is the No. 1 Memphis Grizzlies player. Gay brings the pure scoring ability that makes the team breathe while Randolph flexes the 20-10 ability.
This is a close duel. The same may be said for some of the key players on the bench. When healthy, Darrell Arthur may be at the same level as Marreese Speights. However, with him facing a setback due to a leg fracture, Speights has the upper hand until further notice.
In the backcourt, the assets that Josh Selby and Jerryd Bayless bring to the table make them close matches. The contest regarding the higher-scoring bench player could rage for most of the season if Selby plays like he did in the summer league.
Follow along to see where each player with a guaranteed contract ranks.