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Memphis Grizzlies: Updating the Depth Chart Following the NBA Draft

Memphis Grizzlies: Updating the Depth Chart Following the Draft

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In their first year under new head coach Dave Joerger, the Memphis Grizzlies got off to a slow start due to a rash of injuries, but managed to rebound to snag the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs. The Grizzlies took the Oklahoma City Thunder to seven games in the first round, but the Thunder ultimately outlasted Memphis, who will look to build upon last season's success. Here is what their depth chart currently looks like.

PG: Mike Conley, Nick Calathes

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PG: Mike Conley, Nick Calathes

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Mike Conley has established himself as one of the better point guards in the league, with his great court vision and ability to score when needed. Conley is a terrific floor general and will be the starting point guard in Memphis once again this coming season. Beno Udrih was Conley's primary backup in the playoffs, but he's a free agent and may not return, in which case Calathes will likely handle the duties as backup.

SG: Tony Allen, Courtney Lee, Jordan Adams, Jamaal Franklin

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SG: Tony Allen, Courtney Lee, Jordan Adams, Jamaal Franklin

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Tony Allen has established himself as one of the best defenders in the NBA and will man the starting two guard spot for the Grizzlies again next season. Allen has his offensive shortcomings, but his ability to lock down almost any perimeter player in the league makes him incredibly valuable for a defensively-oriented team like Memphis. Lee is a solid backup who offers defense and shooting. Adams, this year's first-rounder, is a gifted scorer.

SF: Tayshaun Prince, Quincy Pondexter

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SF: Tayshaun Prince, Quincy Pondexter

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Tayshaun Prince has dropped off drastically from his days as a Detroit Piston, and Memphis will likely be on the look out for his eventual replacement this offseason. In the mean time, however, Prince is the incumbent at the three. Quincy Pondexter is a solid role player off the bench, but will be coming off an injury that cost him a good portion of last season. When healthy, he's capable of spelling Prince against quicker forwards.

PF: Zach Randolph, Jon Leuer, Jarnell Stokes

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PF: Zach Randolph, Jon Leuer, Jarnell Stokes

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Zach Randolph is one of the best offensive big men in the game, with a wide array of post moves and a jump shot out to 18 feet that makes him incredibly difficult to cover. Randolph is the go-to player for the Grizz on offense, and he'll continue to be again next season as the starting power forward. Leuer has his moments offensively, but doesn't offer much on the defensive end and rookie Stokes could make an impact underneath with his wide body.

C: Marc Gasol, Kosta Koufos

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C: Marc Gasol, Kosta Koufos

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Marc Gasol is consistently one of the better all-around centers in the game, but he missed a good chunk of last season with injury. Memphis struggled greatly in his stead and, only when Gasol returned did the team pick it up and eventually sneak into the playoffs. Gasol is a tremendous defender and can score with the best of them, but his rebounding could use some work. Koufos is a big body, but doesn't offer much else in the way of production.