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5 Questions the Memphis Grizzlies Must Answer This Offseason

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5 Questions the Memphis Grizzlies Must Answer This Offseason

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The Memphis Grizzlies are a team that is on the verge of contending in the Western Conference, but they are not exactly quite there yet. In order to get to that true contender level, here are five questions the Grizzlies must answer this offseason:

5. Is Dave Joerger the Right Head Coach?

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5. Is Dave Joerger the Right Head Coach?

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Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger did a good job at keeping the team together and finishing the season strong. His uptempo style that he truly wants to play, however, may not exactly be the best for the team he is coaching. The Grizzlies like to run at the slowest pace in the league, and this clash of philosophies between coach and player might come back to bite the Grizzlies in the future. Memphis needs to evaluate the situation properly.

4. Is Zach Randolph the Best Option at Power Forward?

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4. Is Zach Randolph the Best Option at Power Forward?

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Zach Randolph had another tremendous season for the Grizzlies, putting up averages of 17.4 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game. Randolph is getting older, though, and at age 32, many wonder just how much longer he can play at a high level. The Grizzlies have Ed Davis on the bench in hopes that he could one day be Randolph's replacement, and with Randolph's price tag, Davis may step into the starting lineup sooner than later.

3. Is Tony Allen a Better Sixth Man or Starter?

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3. Is Tony Allen a Better Sixth Man or Starter?

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Tony Allen is one of the reasons why the Grizzlies have so much success. Allen embodies the "grit-and-grind" mentality of the Grizzlies, and his tenacity on defense causes problems for many of the league's best players. Allen does not do it all on offense, however, and his 9.0 points per game to go with 23.4 percen shooting from deep leave something to be desired. Allen may be better as a leader off the bench so the Grizzlies a true floor spacer.

2. Do the Grizzlies Have Enough Shooting to Contend?

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2. Do the Grizzlies Have Enough Shooting to Contend?

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The Grizzlies have capable shooters on the roster in Courtney Lee, Mike Miller, Quincy Pondexter (when healthy) and Jon Leuer, along with Mike Conley and Tayshaun Prince. These players are not true knockdown shooters, however, and the Grizzlies still lack great shooting to truly contend. Memphis will have to look around this offseason for better shooters and evaluate who should still keep a spot on next year's roster.

1. Who Do the Grizzlies Target in the 2014 NBA Draft?

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1. Who Do the Grizzlies Target in the 2014 NBA Draft?

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It is no secret the Grizzlies need a wing player who can shoot it from three as well as play strong enough defense to keep the team's identity in place. The 2014 class is a deep one, with multiple potential options at the wing including Nik Stauskas, James Young, Rodney Hood and Doug McDermott. The Grizzlies will need to evaluate all of these players and decide on which of these wings would be the best fit for the team.