The Memphis Grizzlies made huge strides this season. A franchise that was previously 0-12 in three playoffs series and hadn't been back since 2006 not only won its first playoff game, but the No. 8 Grizz knocked off the No. 1 San Antonio Spurs then took the No. 4 Oklahoma City Thunder to the brink in the second round.
The Grizz still showed some signs of inconsistency, i.e. losing at Cleveland, Charlotte and at Sacramento after blowing a huge lead in the fourth. And losing at home and away to the New Jersey Nets before they had Deron Williams is inexcusable, but coach Lionel Hollins made sure his charges made up for it in the playoffs.
One thing the Grizzlies really don't have to worry about this offseason is the draft. The Grizzlies have just one pick, No. 49, in the first two rounds. And that's a good thing because the Grizz haven't been the best drafters (but Hasheem Thabeet is Houston's problem now, so all is forgotten).
The Grizzlies are a young team with a great coach and have showed that they can be a force in the Western Conference for years to come.
They just have a few tasks to see to this summer...