Handing out Memphis Grizzlies Team Awards Through the Season's 1st Quarter

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Handing out Memphis Grizzlies Team Awards Through the Season's 1st Quarter
Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies have surged through the first 20 games better than ever before, and certain players are responsible for that. Players like Zach Randolph and Tony Allen have helped the Grizzlies play at contender level.

A few bench players, like Jerryd Bayless, Marreese Speights and Quincy Pondexter, have rotated strong performances, but one has stuck out more than the rest.

Following is a set of awards for Grizzlies players for the first quarter of the season. This includes most valuable player, defensive player of the year, sixth man, most Improved player, and best and least-effective acquisition or re-signing.

There's no rookie of the year since the Grizz have only one rookie, and that guy, Tony Wroten, has mostly been in the D-League.

Some awards, like defensive player of the year, were much easier to hand out than others. Follow along to see who won what.

Disclaimer: Stats are current through Friday's games.

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