Grading Every Key Memphis Grizzlies Player Heading into the All-Star Break

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Grading Every Key Memphis Grizzlies Player Heading into the All-Star Break
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Marc Gasol's lack of scoring progress since rolling off the Memphis Grizzlies' injured list was on display in his 14th game back. Gasol couldn't help the Grizzlies the way he did last year.

Overall, Gasol's return has been a mixed bag. He's elevated the team's defense, but he is still feeling his way on offense.

These grades all are about judging where each player stands at this point in the season against their expectations. 

Some players, like Nick Calathes and Mike Conley, needed growth. Calathes began fumbling again after a stretch of encouraging ball-handling. Conley is fulfilling himself as a lead guard.

Older players, such as Tayshaun Prince and Zach Randolph, simply needed to avoid significant regression. Randolph has managed to hold together, despite not shooting as well as in most years. On the other hand, Prince is deteriorating dramatically.

Follow along for a look at how each Grizzlies player stacks up to how he should be playing.

Statistics are current through Feb. 9 games. Advanced metrics courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.

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