Commentators are fawning over the Grizzlies in their power rankings with little comprehension of the underlying cause of their hot start.
Placing the "grit 'n' grind" atop his power rankings, Marc Stein of ESPN said in his power rankings video, “I think Memphis, based on strength of schedule, quality wins, overall record and what we expect from them overall, they are a contender."
Discussing Memphis in his NBA.com power rankings, John Schuhmann mainly harped on their troubles on the defensive boards.
Stein, Schuhmann and others have focused on the basic parts of this small-market team's feverish run out of the gates.
A deeper gaze reveals what has brought the Grizz to claim the best record in the NBA through the first four weeks of the season.
Follow along to see the real reasons why this typically slow-starting team is on the top of the totem.
Disclaimer: Statistics are current through Monday’s (November 26) games.