The Grizzlies went into Oklahoma and came away with a 110-94 victory over the Thunder to bring their preseason record to 3-1. So how did the Grizzlies’ players look in this one? Let’s take a look at some grades!
James Ennis: C
Not the best effort from Ennis off the bench, who’s been one of the standouts so far this preseason. In 23 minutes, Ennis went 1-7 from the field, though he did chip in 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
Andrew Harrison: B+
Harrison has struggled this preseason, but this was one of his better outings. He hit both of his shots from beyond the arc, got to the free throw line, and managed to add a couple of assists to his 8 points over 14 minutes. It was a much better showing from the young guard.
Zach Randolph: B+
Well, we didn’t get a repeat performance of 3Bo, but in spite of going 0-2 from downtown, Randolph managed to put up 12 points and 8 boards, though he needed 17 shots to accumulate his scoring.
DJ Stephens: A-
DJ Stephens played alright. He had some ups and some downs. But he also had THIS BLOCK:
That block is worth an A- on its own.
Wade Baldwin: B+
Baldwin had an okay night - nothing to write home about, really. He scored 7 points, but also picked up 4 fouls in 20 minutes. He’ll need to be more careful moving forward.
Vince Carter: C
Carter wasn’t particularly efficient, using 6 shots to total 5 points over 18 minutes. But he was at least selective with his shots. Five of his six attempts were from three.
Mike Conley: A+
After getting some rest over the last couple of Grizzlies games, Conley came out hot. He shot well from the floor (6-of-12), and even better from three (3-3). He also picked up seven assists on the night, most excitingly on pick and pops with...
Marc Gasol: A++
MARC GASOL THREE POINT GAME LIVE AND IN FULL EFFECT.
Conley and Gasol pick and pop for another triple by Marc https://t.co/0J5QHs5VvP— grizzlam (@grizzlam) October 14, 2016
If 3Bo wasn’t enough for you, check out Marc going 3-5 from downtown. Marc ended up with 21 points over 25 minutes, as well as 7 boards and 3 assists. This is something to be excited about.
JaMychal Green: B
JaMychal had a solid game, scoring 11 while pulling down 6 boards. Most importantly, though, he managed to stay out of major foul trouble, which has been one of his biggest issues. He also managed to knock down the only three pointer he took.
Troy Williams: C
Troy Williams, another player who’s been impressive in his brief stint in Memphis, was in the starting lineup for the first time but didn’t post much of a stat line. He was able to get to the line a few times, but he also picked up four fouls, almost equal to his points scored (6) over his 25 minutes of action.
Vince Hunter: B-
The big man managed to put up 10 points in 21 minutes of game time, but he also collected five fouls. Yikes.
Jordan Adams, Tony Allen, Chris Crawford, Troy Daniels, Deyonta Davis, Jarell Martin, Chandler Parsons, Wayne Selden, Brandan Wright: DNP
Casey, from Tulsa: A+
Anyone who has a hedgehog gets an A+. Hedgehogs are awesome.