The Memphis Grizzlies—like a few other teams—can be summed up in a few words. Or a few stats. The Grizzlies' standings in a few particular statistical categories tell fans what type of team they are. Those figures say as much as words themselves.
Particularly, the Grizzlies' numbers on defense say a great deal about them. Steals and defensive rating go straight to the essence of the "grit 'n' grind."
A fan can take a look at specific offensive figures to see what's objectionable about their play on that end. The rarity, as well as lack of success, of three-point attempts tells part of the story. Part of it is the pace of the offense.
Follow along to see what the numbers say.