The Memphis Grizzlies didn't make waves in the offseason like other Western Conference playoff teams did. Their formula to triumph over other contenders is finding more production and efficiency from holdovers.
The Grizzlies' core is evolving, but certain members should pick up their game to strengthen their contender status. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley are taking more touches, while Zach Randolph is getting less.
As that happens, the latter two are in need of higher efficiency. Conley needs to smooth out his floor leadership and become a more effective attacker.
Randolph must keep the bottom from falling out of his shot after he hit 46 percent from the field last year.
Also, a few reserves need to raise their output in order to help a finals run. Ed Davis isn't entitled to a future starting spot, but he must improve a couple of core components of his game to make it happen.
Time has come for Jerryd Bayless to prove that he's more than a regular shooter who rifles the ball imperiously.
Follow along for a breakdown on each player's needs.