When the Grizzlies found out that the only Grizzlies player that had started every game this season -- center Marc Gasol -- was going to sit on Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves with a sore ankle, no one in the Grizzlies locker room batted an eye.
"I don't think anybody said a word," Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said. "We're just kind of used to things not being normal by now."
That's true. Zach Randolph returns from 2-12 months of being sidelined with a knee injury, then is taken out of the starting lineup until he gets back his rhythm and full-time aggressiveness. The Grizzlies sign free agent guard Gilbert Arenas, play him in two games and then sit him the last two while he gets in game shape.
So when Gasol can't play, even for a guy who averages 15.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists, Memphis doesn't panic.
Instead, they shift starting power forward Mareese Speights to center and pull small forward Dante Cunningham off the bench to start at power forward. All the 6-4...