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42-40, 2nd in Southwest

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

An interesting stat to help explain why some NBA teams appear overrated or underrated on media day: minutes played in 2015-16. The Memphis Grizzlies' current roster played just 12,993 minutes in the NBA last season, putting them at the bottom left below. New York and Brooklyn are the two other teams below 15,000 2015-16 minutes. Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz's current roster played a league-high 23,717 minutes last year.

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SouthWest Division Preview

Amin Elhassan, Ethan Strauss, Kevin Pelton and Tim MacMahon preview the SouthWest division. Mavericks, Spurs, Pelicans, Grizzlies and Rockets.

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Vegas expects improvements for Griz

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook puts Memphis' over/under at 43.5 wins after a 42-win 2015-16 campaign. The Grizzlies have 8-1 odds, behind the Spurs (1-7), to win the Southwest Division this season. Odds for every team

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Four Griz among notable free agents

J.R. Smith has garnered much attention for not yet signing. But Marc Stein notes Mario Chalmers, P.J. Hairston, Ryan Hollins and Xavier Munford -- who all played last season with the Grizzlies -- are among the NBA free agents still available with camps opening soon. Free agents

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Memphis Grizzlies reveal MLK pride uniforms

The Memphis Grizzlies unveiled new uniforms that will pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and will debut the uniforms on Jan. 15 vs. the Chicago Bulls.

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Grizzlies need a lot to go right

Memphis re-signed point guard Mike Conley over the summer to a $153 million contract over five years. Chad Ford likes the addition of Chandler Parsons, but believes the Griz could be overtaken by younger teams like the Wolves and Nuggets. Western Conference offseason grades (Insider)

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Will Griz take step back next season?

Kevin Pelton writes that the addition of Chandler Parsons doesn't offset other factors that have lowered the team's ESPN real plus-minus. Memphis figures to fight simply to qualify for the playoffs. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

Team Stats

Points Per Game99.124th
Rebounds Per Game41.628th
Assists Per Game20.725th
Points Allowed101.311th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164240.512
2014-155527.671
2013-145032.610
2012-135626.683
2011-124125.621

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