(Sports Network) - A first round playoff exit at the hands of a talented Los
Angeles Clippers club should be no reason to panic on Beale Street.
The Memphis Grizzlies still possess one of the most dominating front lines in
basketball with Rudy Gay, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, along with a solid
point guard in Mike Conley. The Grizz need a tweak not a reboot.
The big hole seems to be outside shooting and it does look like the club will
finally part ways with enigmatic guard O.J. Mayo, a restricted free agent.
Picking 25th overall the Grizzlies may stay inside the city limits by taking
swingman Will Barton, who played his college ball at the University of
Memphis. Other options include Washington combo guard Tony Wroten as well as
Kentucky shooting guard Doron Lamb.
Players under contract: F: Zach Randolph; F: Rudy Gay; C: Marc Gasol; G: Mike
Conley; G: Tony Allen; F: Dante Cunningham; G: Jeremy Pargo; F: Quincy
Pondexter; G: Josh Selby
Free Agents: G: Gilbert Arenas; F: Darrell Arthur (restricted); G: O.J. Mayo
(restricted); F: Marreese Speights (restricted); F: Hamed Haddadi
Recent Draft History:
2011: Josh Selby (49)
2010: Xavier Henry (12), Dominique Jones (25), Greivis Vasquez (28)
2009: Hasheem Thabeet (2), DeMarre Carroll (27), Sam Young (36)
2008: Kevin Love (5), Donte Green (28)
2007: Mike Conley (4)
Draft picks: 1st round (25th overall)
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