5th place in West
Update (Feb.16): The Hornets, Grizzlies and Heat made a trade centered around Courtney Lee. Read the trade grades here.
The Grizzlies find themselves at a crossroads as a franchise approaching the trade deadline.
The clock is ticking on the Grit-and-Grind era, with Memphis slipping near .500 and struggling to beat above-.500 teams. To have a realistic chance of winning a playoff series, the Grizzlies probably have to finish in the West's top five. And that got a lot more difficult with the broken foot recently suffered by Marc Gasol.
So, it's possible Memphis could be more seller than buyer with five impending free agents in the rotation.