3 Grizzlies who need monster second halves to save their job

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2. Derrick Rose

Though no one expected Derrick Rose to turn back the clocks and tap into his old perennial All-Star and MVP self, upon signing with the organization back in early July it's safe to assume both the franchise and their faithful followers were expecting more from the veteran than what they've received through this point.

While injuries have impacted his availability, as he's seen action on just 21 separate occasions, even when he's been found logging minutes the point guard hasn't really done enough to secure a guaranteed spot on the roster beyond this season.

Of course, there have been spurts of impressive play from Rose, including his 14-point, 9-assist showing against the Utah Jazz back in late November, but, unfortunately, these types of games have been too few and far between.

Currently on the year, the 35-year-old finds himself posting averages of 8.5 points, 3.4 assists, and 2.0 rebounds while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from distance.

After being sidelined for a month with a nagging hamstring injury, Rose just recently made his way back to the rotation and, since then, has been putting up an impressive 9.3 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.0 rebounds while converting on a highly efficient 53.8 percent of his attempts from the floor and 57.1 percent from deep.

Should he keep this level of play up, one should expect the Grizzlies to commit to bringing him back for the final year of his deal. However, should he regress in production or, even worse, re-injury himself in some capacity, it's rather likely that the franchise could look to move on from him during the offseason.