Memphis Grizzlies: First Quarter Awards

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The Grizzlies have been pretty bad so far, but they’re showing reason to hope for the future. Here are some First Quarter Awards for one of the NBA’s most exciting young teams.

The Memphis Grizzlies are off to a somewhat-predictable start. They suddenly boast one of the NBA’s most promising young cores, but still aren’t winning many games.

On the fringe of the season’s second quarter, the Grizzlies sit 6-14, good for 13th in the West, and another likely shot at a top lottery pick.

Regardless of their record, the season has been an early success for Memphis. They’ve trended away from Grit-N-Grind’s dated ethos. They’ve competed with better teams. And they have two sensational rookies putting their rebuild way ahead of schedule.

With that in mind, it’s time for some First-Quarter Awards, dishing out respect where it’s due early in this Beale Street campaign.

We’ll be handing out the NBA’s major individual trophies (minus Coach and Executive of the Year obviously), let’s get into it: (player stats accurate as of 12/03)

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