Sometimes these stories just write themselves. The Memphis Grizzlies are coached by a notoriously anti-advanced stats Rudy Gay fan in Lionel Hollins. The team’s front office is composed of two men in Jason Levien and John Hollinger that tend to shockingly pay as much attention to actual numerical production as to what they see on the court as they copiously watch game after game. Their interests coincided with an upcoming luxury tax burden that would afflict the Grizzlies should they retain all of the team’s most prominent players -- Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, and Rudy Gay -- beyond this year.
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