Zach Randolph and Mike Conley have carried the bulk of the load in keeping the Memphis Grizzlies close to the .500 mark. A few rotation players have flashed effectiveness to help, but are far from the top two on the team due to their lower usage rates and overall impact.
Randolph and Conley have been the mantle for the Grizzlies offense. They've combined to take a third of the team's field-goal attempts and score 33.6 percent of their points. Conley has launched 26.9 percent of the team's three-point heaves.
Marc Gasol looms in the background, forming a seal between the aforementioned pair and the rest of the roster in terms of value. Gasol's absence leaves a gaping hole on both ends of the floor for the Grizz. His scoring, passing and defense will be greatly appreciated upon his return.
A crowd of respectable contributors file in behind the core trio. Tony Allen has produced well offensively, but isn't performing as expected on the other end. Jon Leuer is opening eyes as a scorer. Ed Davis finds himself ahead of two starters because of his scoring impact.
One of those starters found himself outside of the top 10 on the roster due to his small contribution.
As this discourse alludes, the ranking weighs the overall impact of each Grizzly while placing him, comparing players who excel in different areas.
Follow along to see which ones may surprise with their standings.
*Statistics are current through Jan. 6 games. Advanced metrics come from Basketball-Reference.com, unless otherwise noted.