2010–11 Memphis Grizzlies season

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2010–11 Memphis Grizzlies season
Head coach Lionel Hollins
General manager Chris Wallace
Arena FedExForum
Results
Record 46–36 (.561)
Place Division: 4th (Southwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Tennessee, SportSouth
Radio WRBO
< 2009–10 2011–12 >

The 2010–11 Memphis Grizzlies season was the 16th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the tenth for the franchise in Memphis.

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2010 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School
1 12 Henry, XavierXavier Henry Guard  United States Kansas (Fr.)
1 25 Jones, DominiqueDominique Jones Guard  United States USF (Jr.)
1 28 Vasquez, GreivisGreivis Vasquez Guard  Venezuela Maryland (Sr.)

Roster[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SG 9 United States Allen, Tony 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Oklahoma State
F 00 United States Arthur, Darrell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas
G/F 31 United States Battier, Shane 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Duke
PG 11 United States Conley, Mike 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Ohio State
C 33 Spain Gasol, Marc 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Spain
SF 22 United States Gay, Rudy Injured (C, IN) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Connecticut
C 15 Iran Haddadi, Hamed 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Iran
SG 13 United States Henry, Xavier Injured (IN) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Kansas
SG 32 United States Mayo, O. J. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Southern California
F 7 United States Powe, Leon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) California
PF 50 United States Randolph, Zach (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Michigan State
G 5 United States Smith, Ishmael 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wake Forest
PG 21 Venezuela Vasquez, Greivis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Maryland
SF 4 United States Young, Sam 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Pittsburgh
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth chart[edit]

At the end of the season:

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Marc Gasol Hamed Haddadi
PF Zach Randolph Darrell Arthur Leon Powe
SF O. J. Mayo Shane Battier Rudy Gay Injured
SG Tony Allen Sam Young Xavier Henry Injured
PG Mike Conley Greivis Vasquez Ish Smith

Pre-season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2010 pre-season game log
2010–11 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
c-San Antonio Spurs 61 21 .744 36–5 25–16 10–6
x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4 29–12 28–13 8–8
x-New Orleans Hornets 46 36 .561 15 28–13 18–23 9–7
x-Memphis Grizzlies 46 36 .561 15 30–11 16–25 8–8
Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 18 25–16 18–23 5–11
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 61 21 .744
2 x-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 4
3 y-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
4 y-Oklahoma City Thunder 55 27 .671 6
5 x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 48 34 .585 13
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 46 36 .561 15
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 46 36 .561 15
9 Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 18
10 Phoenix Suns 40 42 .488 21
11 Utah Jazz 39 43 .476 22
12 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 25
13 Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 29
14 Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 37
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 17 65 .207 44

Game log[edit]

2010–11 game log Total: 46–36 (Home: 30–11; Road: 16–25)
2010–11 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2011 playoff game log
2011 playoff schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Tony Allen 70 29 20.5 .509 .182 .756 2.7 1.4 1.80 .59 8.9
Darrell Arthur 76 7 20.2 .499 .000 .822 4.3 0.6 .66 .78 9.2
Shane Battier* 19 0 24.1 .390 .294 .900 4.0 1.4 .79 .53 4.4
Rodney Carney* 2 0 2.5 .333 .000 .0 0.5 0.0 .50 .0 1.0
DeMarre Carroll* 7 0 5.6 .444 .0 1.000 1.1 0.3 .14 .14 1.4
Mike Conley 78 78 35.6 .444 .368 .736 3.1 6.6 1.77 .23 13.8
Marc Gasol 77 77 32.1 .528 .429 .738 7.0 2.5 .95 1.65 11.6
Rudy Gay 54 54 39.9 .471 .396 .805 6.2 2.8 1.69 1.07 19.8
Hamed Haddadi 27 0 4.1 .512 .000 .500 1.8 0.1 .04 .37 1.7
Xavier Henry 38 16 13.9 .406 .118 .635 1.0 0.5 .29 .08 4.3
Acie Law* 11 0 8.5 .158 .000 .600 1.0 1.3 .36 .0 1.1
O. J. Mayo 67 15 26.3 .409 .370 .738 2.4 2.0 1.01 .37 11.2
Leon Powe* 12 0 8.9 .622 .000 .667 1.4 0.3 .25 .0 6.5
Zach Randolph 73 72 36.4 .502 .190 .759 12.2 2.1 .81 .34 20.0
Ish Smith* 12 0 5.8 .143 .000 .375 0.2 0.8 .33 .0 0.8
Hasheem Thabeet* 45 0 8.2 .436 .0 .543 1.7 0.1 .20 .33 1.2
Greivis Vasquez 66 0 11.8 .392 .266 .800 1.0 2.1 .30 .06 3.3
Jason Williams* 11 0 11.3 .310 .200 .0 0.7 2.5 .27 .09 1.9
Sam Young 74 42 19.6 .470 .304 .778 2.2 0.8 .88 .30 6.9

As of April 7.[2]
* - Stats with the Grizzlies.

Playoffs[edit]

Memphis won their first playoff series, first playoff game, and became only the second #8 seed team to defeat a #1 seed in a best of seven Playoff Series in the history of the NBA by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in six games.

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

Week Player Ref.
Jan. 3 – Jan. 9 Zach Randolph [3]
Jan. 24 – Jan. 30 Zach Randolph [4]
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3 Zach Randolph [5]
Month Player Ref.
January Zach Randolph [6]

Season[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • The Grizzlies won the first home playoff game in franchise history with a victory over the San Antonio Spurs in game 3 of their first round series.[10]
  • The Grizzlies won the first playoff series in franchise history with a victory over the San Antonio Spurs in game 6 of their first round series. It was also only the fourth time in NBA history an eighth-seeded team defeated a first-seeded team, and only the second time in a best-of-seven series.[11]

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

  • Rudy Gay suffered a dislocated left shoulder during a February 15 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Gay underwent surgery on March 25 and missed the remainder of the season.[12]
  • Xavier Henry missed much of the season with a knee sprain. He declined knee surgery.[13]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 24, 2010
To Dallas Mavericks
To Memphis Grizzlies
  • Cash considerations
February 24, 2011
To Houston Rockets
To Memphis Grizzlies

Free agents[edit]