Even with Rudy Gay—the face of the franchise—out of the lineup since February with a separated shoulder, Memphis managed to lock up their fourth postseason berth in franchise history. Several other members of the Grizzlies' roster stepped up in his absence to help them maintain the momentum.
This slideshow will rank the importance of each key member of the Grizzlies' rotation from most important to least heading into the postseason.
Considering he will not be with the team for the playoffs, Gay won't be ranked on this list.
Also, Jason Williams and Xavier Henry will not be included on this list since both have been out with injuries for significant time and likely won't appear in the postseason.