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The Memphis Grizzlies, at a surprising 33-28, currently are placed in the eighth position in the Western Conference.
They have five guys who average at least 11.8 points per game, and behind those men there are defensive masterminds like Tony Allen and the newly-acquired Shane Battier from the Houston Rockets.
Mike Conley is the point man, and he is having himself a solid season in playing in all 61 contests, sporting 13.8 point and 6.5 assist averages.
The troubled O.J. Mayo is opposite him in the backcourt, and the Grizz should be happy that they saved his contract, for now at least.
Rudy Gay will return from injury soon but should be back to full form and shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc once more.
Zach Randolph and Pau Gasol's younger brother Marc head the frontcourt of the hardwood. Randolph was a key offseason addition last summer, and his 20.2 points and 13.1 rebounds (a career high in boards) might be enough to keep him in Tennessee for a while.
Ultimately, if they could get up a spot or two to avoid playing the Spurs or the Mavs, they could take down someone upset style, and I honestly wouldn't be all that surprised. Look at the starting lineup, and then take a look at the depth.
The fact is that the Memphis Grizzlies finally have a team that can compete thanks to off(and in)-season moves and the avoiding of long-term injuries.