Memphis Grizzlies: Contributor 2021 offseason previews

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As we head into the offseason, I asked three of my fellow Beale Street Bears writers some questions about the Memphis Grizzlies2020-21 season and where to go from here.

What grade would you give the Memphis Grizzlies for this season and why?

Jack Williams:  “I’m not sure what more the Grizzlies could have done this season to exceed expectations. They knocked Stephen Curry out of playoff contention and stole a playoff game against a 1st-seeded team with an extremely young roster…

The biggest part for me was the improvement of almost every player on the team. Dillon Brooks improved on defense and stepped up on offense. Kyle Anderson became a strong NBA starter. Jonas Valanciunas became a top-5 center. Any one of the Grizzlies’ shooting guards reached a point where they could start. Outside of Justice Winslow and Brandon Clarke, every active player took a big step forward. Hugely successful season.”

Taylor Goebel: “I would probably have to give the Grizzlies a B- for this season. coming into the season without JJJ we knew that we weren’t the same team without him and even though he missed basically most of the season we still managed to make the playoffs.”

Caleb Anglin: “I think the Grizzlies really exceeded expectations. I’d give them a B+ on the season because they made it to the playoffs, AND got a game on the #1 seed Jazz. They really showed us that they have a good young core of players that once they build chemistry and add a couple more pieces, they’ll be a challenge in the West.”