By: Stephen Patterson
The Memphis Grizzlies are coming off a decade-long roller coaster as they get their 10th season in Memphis underway.
They were a struggling, raw group of players when the team first arrived in Memphis.
Then came the days of Hubie Brown—50 wins—and three trips to the postseason.
And now, the Grizzlies are finally putting on the finishing touches of their rebuilding effort that went into effect after the Grizzlies third straight postseason sweep.
The Grizzlies have completely reinvented their roster. They have built their franchise around SF Rudy Gay, who will look to lead O.J. Mayo, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and the rest of the Memphis Grizzlies back to the postseason.
Their are several teams that are almost guaranteed to be playing postseason reservations, but there are always at least three or four playoff spots that are wide open for the taking. This will be a team-by-team look at the Western Conference and whether or not Memphis can beat out the competition to make a return to the playoffs this season.