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Ranking the Memphis Grizzlies' 5 Most Valuable Players
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Since trading Rudy Gay, the Memphis Grizzlies have seen a small shift in the value of the players on their roster. The core changes a bit with Gay's departure. Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley—to whom the Grizzlies are committing a substantial portion of payroll—are each expected to carry the team to some degree.

However, one guy who isn't explicitly part of that core has just about as big a part of their success as anyone else. Tony Allen forms the Grizzlies' defensive identity. Trade rumors that surfaced recently paid some respect to that.

Allen could increase his value to the Grizz a little bit with added scoring.

The shifting scoring responsibilities will help define who has the biggest roles in the stretch run for Memphis. Randolph and Gasol should have the biggest upticks in scoring.

Follow along to see what gives each player value to the team.

 

Note: Statistics are current through Feb. 3 games. Advanced metrics come from Basketball-Reference.com.

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