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In the 2022-23 season, the Grizzlies finished in second place, with an overall record of 51-31 in the Western Conference. Their home game record was 35-6, one of the best in the entire league. They started the playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers. The team lost to the Lakers in six games. Ja Morant will start the 2023 season on the bench, after an off-the-court issue. He scored a total of 1596 points in 2022-23. Desmond Bane scored 1247 points, had 254 assists, and 291 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 1173 points last season.
Memphis Grizzlies 2022 Season Recap
The 2021-22 Grizzlies finished the season with one of the best overall records. Their 56-26 record made them the second seed in the playoffs. They took on the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the playoffs. The Grizzlies took care of Minnesota in six games and moved on to face the Golden State Warriors in the next round. Memphis won game two in the second round of the playoffs, but couldn't build upon that win. They took game five of the series but lost in game six 110-96.
Grizzlies Roster Moves and Schedule for 2022-23
Going forward in 2022-23, Jaren Jackson Jr. will be sitting out until sometime this winter. Jackson underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture. In response to this situation, the Grizzlies turned to the NBA draft and signed a pair of forwards. Memphis also picked up Kenneth Lofton Jr. as a free agent.
The Grizzlies will play the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day in 2022. This is a road game for Memphis and it will be live on ABC. They will take on the Celtics on November 7, the Milwaukee Bucks on December 15, and the Suns on January 16.
Grizzlies 2010-2018 History
The Memphis Grizzlies were a very good team for a very long time, making the playoffs every year from 2011 through 2017. However, they never made the NBA Finals and only made it to the Conference Finals once, and that was in 2013 when they got swept by the Spurs. Last season the Grizzlies finished 33-49.
In the draft, Memphis held the second selection overall, which they used on Murray State star shooting guard Jai Morant, a rather unlikely place for the second overall selection in the draft to come from. Morant entertained all last season for the Racers, leading them into the NCAA Tournament. Thanks to another trade, the Grizzlies ended up with the Thunder’s first-round draft choice, power forward Brandon Clarke, plus Grayson Allen and Jae Crowder in exchange for point guard Mike Conley. Their only move of note in free agency was to add guard Tyus Jones. This franchise has begun a long rebuilding process centered around Jai Morant. This should be fun to watch.
If they can defeat the Trail Blazers, the Grizzlies find themselves matched up in the second round against the Golden State Warriors, owners of the league's best record at 67-15. Golden State will be a tough matchup for anyone they play, as they feature a pair of great shooters in Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.
The Memphis Grizzlies were originally founded in 1995 as the Vancouver Grizzlies. However, after just six seasons in Vancouver, the NBA realized it made a huge mistake putting a team in Vancouver so they moved the franchise to Memphis in 2001. After struggling to find its way for most of the 2000s, Memphis began to change its luck with certain trades, such as when they traded for Zach Randolph. Memphis has been one of the Western Conference's better teams the last few years, having made the playoffs the last four seasons running. In 2013 they even reached the Western Conference Finals, where they lost to the Spurs in four straight games.
The Memphis Grizzles are coming off an okay 2015-2016 season. They finished with a record of 42-40, good for the seventh seed in the Western Conference. In round one of the NBA playoffs, they faced off against a tough San Antonio Spurs and got swept in four games. The first step in the Grizzles offseason was to fire their head coach, Dave Joerger. Three weeks later they named David Frizdale their new head coach.
In the NBA draft, the Grizzles held the 17th overall selection and used it to draft the sharp-shooting Wade Baldwin from Vanderbilt. During free agency, the Grizzlies re-signed point guard Mike Conley to a five-year, 152.6 million dollar contract, the largest in the history of the NBA. So far this season the Grizzles are off to about the same pace, currently standing with a record of 36-27, good for the 6th best record in the Western Conference.
The Grizzlies finished the 2014-2015 season with a 55-27 record, good for the 5th seed in the Western Conference. Memphis will begin the 2015 NBA playoffs with a first-round matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Memphis Grizzlies have sat in the mid-to-bottom of the Western Conference playoff bracket for quite some time now and often have been very vocal about it. Once again, the Grizzles entered the playoffs as the seventh seed, only to get bounced from the playoffs in round one by the San Antonio Spurs, in six games. To begin the off-season, the franchise switched general managers, making Chris Makris the new man in charge. The Grizzles did not have a first-round draft choice, so instead, Makris focused on smaller signings such as guard Mario Chalmers, forward Dillon Brooks, and forward Wayne Seldon Jr. The problem many see with the Grizzles at the moment is their two best players, center Marc Gasol and point guard Mike Conley, are both over 30, so who knows how long they can keep going.
The Memphis Grizzlies had a very good team for a very long time. Perennial playoff contenders from 2010 through 2017, that end came to a run a year ago. With their playoff run over, the Grizzlies attention now turns to rebuilding their roster from the ground up. In the draft, they held the fourth selection overall, which they used on talented big man Jaren Jackson from Michigan State. They added a pair of small forwards in free agency, first Kyle Anderson, then Omar Casspi. That’s pretty much the extent of their off-season.
At this juncture, Memphis has reached a moment where it is time to rebuild, and they are in the preliminary stages. Right now, they have a trio of talented aging players, small forward Chandler Parsons, point guard Mike Conley, and center Marc Gasol. Between the three of them, they are owed almost 79 million dollars this season. As the year progresses, expect all the trade rumors for all three of them to heat up. It’s hard to predict NBA trades because it is all about matching contracts, but all three of them should garner significant interest for contending teams.