5 Memphis Grizzlies Weaknesses to Exploit in the NBA Playoffs

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5 Memphis Grizzlies Weaknesses to Exploit in the NBA Playoffs
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Basketball minds should steer away from writing off the Memphis Grizzlies for their low seed. That doesn't mean the Grizzlies are as invincible as any title heavyweights, though.

The Grizzlies struggled even after they came closer to their full form with Marc Gasol returning from injury. Teams have outgunned the Grizzlies from three-point range and pounded their way to the free-throw line.

The defense hasn't been perfect since Gasol's return. Memphis tumbled on that end with Tony Allen in a funk.

Also, a clear disadvantage for the Grizzlies in the playoffs will be their rookie coach, David Joerger, roaming the sidelines.

Read along for a full breakdown of each potential area that a playoff opponent could pounce on. This will focus mainly on what the likely first-round opponents may use against the Grizzlies. Also, inconsistencies are of less concern than wholesale weaknesses.

 

Statistics are current through April 12 games. Unless otherwise noted, advanced metrics come from Basketball-Reference.com.

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