3 current Grizzlies who exemplify Grit and Grind-style of basketball

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1. Vince Williams Jr.

Without a doubt, Vince Williams Jr. is a brand of talent who could play in any era of Grizzlies basketball. Though a lot of that has to do with his skill set, it's also heavily influenced by his tough-nosed mentality.

Someone who even before his breakout back in early January was compared to the Grind Father himself, Tony Allen, the wing's improvements from his rookie season to now have been truly remarkable and, in turn, have cemented him as a high-end contributor within Memphis' rotation for the next several years to come thanks to his newly minted, multi-year pact with the club.

One of the very few positives that have come out of this injury-riddled season for the Grizzlies, as a result of the team's plethora of key player absences Williams was someone who received an opportunity to play meaningful minutes within Jenkins' lineup and, with these chances, the 23-year-old managed to shine bright.

Though initially praised for his defensive intangibles that, with his speed, IQ, and overall length (7-foot wingspan), allow him to guard almost any position on the hardwood, as the year has progressed the sophomore has become a true two-way threat for the Grizzlies.

Since becoming a full-time starter back in early January, Williams has posted impressive averages of 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and half a block while shooting 48.7 percent from the floor and 38.5 percent from deep throughout a 20-game span.

From his defensive and scoring capabilities to his highly underrated distribution skills, the man is a legitimate Swiss Army Knife on the court who, of all those currently on the roster for the Memphis Grizzlies, perfectly encapsulates the meaning of Grit and Grind.