18. Memphis Grizzlies
As long as Marc Gasol and Mike Conley are still wearing Memphis uniforms, you have to give this team a puncher’s chance. Last season they both had career highs in scoring and they might have to top that this year unless other players can step up.
And by other players stepping up I mean Chandler Parsons actually stepping onto the court and earning the max deal that he stole from the Grizzlies. If Parsons emerges as a star than the Grizzlies will be back throwing elbows in the playoffs.
Can’t wait for the Zach Randolph jersey retirement ceremony. I’m getting emotional just thinking about it.