The Memphis Grizzlies stabilized their rocky ship with help from a few key players. Tony Allen and Jerryd Bayless have turned in spectacular performances recently to rally the team to its best pre-All-Star-break record in franchise history.
Allen has put together two solid scoring performances in the last three games to complement his stellar defense.
Bayless has put together a string of hot shooting nights to shore up his stat line after a horrendous first half.
Meanwhile, the two biggest stars remaining on the team since the Rudy Gay trade aren't quite pulling their weight. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph should be scoring a little more than they have been recently.
The pieces that the Grizzlies received in the Gay trade have worked reasonably well. Tayshaun Prince has brought veteran leadership, although his offensive production is a bit less than what is expected from him. Austin Daye is raining down three-pointers. Ed Davis has been helpful, although he has only played eight minutes per game.
Following are grades for Grizzlies players averaging more than 10 minutes per game. Also, Quincy Pondexter is omitted since he's been inactive since December.
Advanced statistics come from basketball-reference.com.