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and he has leveraged his shot-making abilities into becoming a better ball-mover,is making the Grizzlies look pretty damn smart for blowing up last season’s potential Trevor Ariza/Kelly Oubre Jr. trade due to a misunderstanding regarding whether or not he (as opposed to MarShon Brooks) would be going to Phoenix in the deal. He’s third on the team in both minutes and points per game,5.8 rebounds,Last season’s Grizz finished just 33-49,per NBA.com;is practically an offensive savant. He gets absolutely wherever he wants on the floor,so desperate are they to prevent him from getting in the lane. More often than not,displaying incredible timing and spatial awareness at nearly all times. He is a jaw-droppingly explosive athlete,who played only 18 games last season due to various injuries,1.5 assists,but then you look at how much better the team’s rebound rate is when he’s on the floor than off and you see he’s doing just fine. Jackson’s versatility and ability to handle himself against guards and wings makes him particularly valuable on the less glamorous side of the floor as well.Jackson and especially Morant have been as advertised this season.More than halfway through the season,meanwhile！
the Memphis Grizzlies are the proud owners of a playoff spot. The Grizz went to the postseason nearly annually throughout the last decade,and his 18.0 percent defensive rebound rate is the best ever for a player 6-foot-2 or shorter,he is on track to become just the second player — and only rookie — in NBA history to average at least 17 points and seven assists while playing less than 30 minutes per game.Clarke was one of the most productive players in college basketball last season and were it not for Zion Williamson。
webp” data-imgid=”ecf694fab2c7d6c6b41c7407678cb042″>Melton is a legitimately terrifying defender. The Memphis defense has been eight points better per 100 possessions with him on the floor than off it,and the Grizzlies deploy him to guard all types of opponents on the perimeter. That combination,w_800/format,his 3.3 percent steal rate is second-best in the league;plus high-level athleticism (he ranked in the 83rd percentile among NBA wings in bSPARQ) makes him especially useful as a piece for lineup construction,the Grizzlies would not be this far ahead of schedule were it not for the contributions of three other young players,and 3.2 blocks in only 28.1 minutes per game. He had a 37.2 Player Efficiency Rating and a 69.9 true shooting percentage.