Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 11/24/12
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First of all, yes the Memphis Grizzlies are contenders this year and could definitely win the Western Conference. This is because of the balance, depth and ability to defend and score at an elite level. They finally have a bench to help their fantastic starting five and have an excellent coach, which all adds up to one of the most complete teams in the NBA. It all starts with their inside presence, with arguably the top big man duo in the NBA, in Zack Randolph and Marc Gasol. Randolph is leading the league in rebounding and has been a machine on offense, posting up and hitting mid-range jumpers consistently and has been un-guardable. He is using his weight to bully players inside and is simply playing at an elite level, scoring whenever he wants. Marc Gasol is playing at an unbelievably high level on offense as well, showing a versatile and complete game. He has developed a very complete low post repertoire on offense, using a wide variety of moves. He also has become one of the bes...
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