Memphis Grizzlies season preview: Player projections

So far in this Memphis Grizzlies three-part season preview, we’ve taken a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Grizzlies’ roster [Memphis Grizzlies season preview: Roster analysis] and how the team could fare in the Southeast Division and the Western Conference this season [Memphis Grizzlies season preview: Team projections]. In this article, we’ll take a look at key individual players on the team and project what kind of numbers they might put up this season.
Starting Five
PG: Mike Conley, Jr.
2013-14: 17.2 PPG (career-high), 6.0 APG & 1.5 SPG
2014-15 projections: 16.5 PPG, 8.0 APG, 2.0 SPG
Conley saw his role on the offense increase last season, having to shoulder some of the scoring load due to the lack of a solid perimeter scorer on the roster. As a result, he averaged career highs in points per game and field goal percentage (45%) last season. Expect Conley to continue to be a leading scorer on the team, although his points per game average will be reduced slightly due to the additio

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Flamengo vs. Memphis Grizzlies 10/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies took on Brazilian side Flamengo in a preseason clash on Friday night. The Grizzlies’ fearsome front court of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph looked to control the game, but faced a tough test from the Brazilian powerhouses.

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 10/14/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Oklahoma City Thunder looked to find a rhythm in Tuesday’s preseason clash with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Thunder had dropped one of their two preseason games heading into Tuesday’s matchup, and they faced a tough test from the stingy Grizzlies.

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Thunder beat Grizzlies 117-107 without Durant (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - OCTOBER 14: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on October 14, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As Russell Westbrook sat out for two months while recovering from knee surgery last season, he watched Kevin Durant emerge as a leader.


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Conley’s 23 points lead Grizzlies past Hawks 93-88

Conley scores 23, Gasol 21 as Grizzlies beat Hawks 93-88

      
 

 

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Conley’s 23 points lead Grizzlies past Hawks 93-88 (Yahoo Sports)

MEMPHIS, TN - OCTOBER 11: Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots a free throw against the Atlanta Hawks on October 11, 2014 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Lance Murphey/NBAE via Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol had 21 points and 13 rebounds, Mike Conley added 23 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 93-88 on Saturday night in their preseason home opener.


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Atlanta Hawks vs. Memphis Grizzlies 10/11/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies squared off in a clash of conflicting styles of play in Saturday’s preseason matchup. The Hawks brought a high-tempo, three-point-oriented offense, but they faced a stern test from a grinding Grizzlies offense that loved to work in the paint through forwards Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets 10/9/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Two of the NBA‘s best teams squared off in a preseason clash on Thursday night when the Houston Rockets met the Memphis Grizzlies.

Both teams have playoff aspirations, and with plenty of star power courtesy of the Rockets’ James Harden and Dwight Howard and the Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, this preseason matchup lived up to the hype. 

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Bucks rally to beat Grizzlies in Parker’s debut (Yahoo Sports)

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 8: Head Coach David Joerger of the Memphis Grizzlies talks with Kalin Lucas #27 and Earl Clark #2 during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on October 8, 2014 at Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jabari Parker started his first preseason game with a case of the jitters. The rookie steadied himself with a few dunks.


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Grizzlies giving away ‘Z-Bow-Ties’ to fans

See, they’re bow ties with Z-Bo on them.

      
 

 

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