2017–18 Memphis Grizzlies season

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2017–18 Memphis Grizzlies season
Head coach David Fizdale (until November 27)
J. B. Bickerstaff (interim)
General manager Chris Wallace
Owner(s) Robert Pera
Arena FedExForum
Results
Record 22–60 (.268)
Place Division: 5th (Southwest)
Conference: 14th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Tennessee
Fox Sports Southeast
Radio WMFS-FM
< 2016–17 2018–19 >

The 2017–18 Memphis Grizzlies season was the 23rd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). During this season, the Grizzlies announced that both Zach Randolph and Tony Allen would have their numbers be retired for the franchise at some point in the future, both of whom would be the first for this franchise's history. On November 27, 2017, head coach David Fizdale was fired after an eight-game losing streak and a publicized benching of Marc Gasol. Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff was promoted as an interim head coach.[1] The Grizzlies also missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2009–10 NBA season, as well as recording one of their longest losing streaks in franchise history near the end of the season with 19 straight losses from January 31 to March 17, 2018, beginning the losing steak with a 101–105 loss to the Indiana Pacers, but finally snapping their losing streak with a 101–94 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saint Patrick's Day.

The Grizzlies would then suffer their worst loss in franchise history during the regular season on March 22, 2018, losing to the Charlotte Hornets 79–140 in a 61 point blowout. Star point guard Mike Conley Jr. also missed all but 12 games due to injury.

It was their first 60+ losing record since 2007–08, and also their first season since 2008–09 without Zach Randolph, as he signed with the Sacramento Kings via free agency on July 2017. The signing reunited him with Grizzlies teammate Vince Carter, who also signed with them the same day. Randolph led the Grizzlies to seven playoff appearances and one Conference Finals appearance (2013).

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
2 35 Ivan Rabb PF  United States California
2 45 Dillon Brooks SG  United States Oregon

The Grizzlies originally did not have a pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but they did acquire the Orlando Magic's 35th pick and Houston Rockets' 45th pick through trades involving future second round draft picks. As a result, they acquired power forward Ivan Rabb out of California and shooting guard Dillon Brooks out of Oregon respectively.

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Memphis Grizzlies roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 24 Brooks, Dillon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1996–01–22 Oregon
G 8 Brooks, MarShon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1989–01–29 Providence
G 6 Chalmers, Mario 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1986–05–19 Kansas
G 11 Conley, Mike Injured (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1987–10–11 Ohio State
F/C 21 Davis, Deyonta 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1996–12–02 Michigan State
G/F 12 Evans, Tyreke 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–09–19 Memphis
C 33 Gasol, Marc (C) 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1985–01–29 Lausanne CS (TN)
F 0 Green, JaMychal 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 1990–06–21 Alabama
G 5 Harrison, Andrew 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1994–10–28 Kentucky
F 4 Henry, Myke (TW) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1992–12–23 DePaul
F 14 Johnson, Omari 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–11–26 Oregon State
F 1 Martin, Jarell 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 239 lb (108 kg) 1994–05–24 LSU
G 23 McLemore, Ben 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1993–02–11 Kansas
F 25 Parsons, Chandler 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1988–10–25 Florida
F 10 Rabb, Ivan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1997–02–04 California
G/F 7 Selden, Wayne 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1994–09–30 Kansas
G 2 Simmons, Kobi (TW) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1997–07–04 Arizona
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–03–24

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
zHouston Rockets 65 17 .793 0.0 34–7 31–10 12–4 82
xNew Orleans Pelicans 48 34 .585 17.0 24–17 24–17 9–7 82
xSan Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 18.0 33–8 14–27 9–7 82
Dallas Mavericks 24 58 .293 41.0 15–26 9–32 5–11 82
Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 43.0 16–25 6–35 5–11 82


Conference[edit]

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zHouston Rockets * 65 17 .793 82
2 yGolden State Warriors * 58 24 .707 7.0 82
3 yPortland Trail Blazers * 49 33 .598 16.0 82
4 xOklahoma City Thunder 48 34 .585 17.0 82
5 xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 17.0 82
6 xNew Orleans Pelicans 48 34 .585 17.0 82
7 xSan Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 18.0 82
8 xMinnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 18.0 82
9 Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 19.0 82
10 Los Angeles Clippers 42 40 .512 23.0 82
11 Los Angeles Lakers 35 47 .427 30.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 27 55 .329 38.0 82
13 Dallas Mavericks 24 58 .293 41.0 82
14 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 43.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 21 61 .256 44.0 82

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 3–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 1–1)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2017–18 game log
Total: 22–60 (Home: 16–25; Road: 6–35)
2017–18 season schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 22, 2017 To Memphis Grizzlies[2]
Draft right to Ivan Rabb (pick 35)
To Orlando Magic
Future second-round pick
To Memphis Grizzlies[2]
Draft right to Dillon Brooks (pick 45)
To Houston Rockets
Future second-round pick

Free agency[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Wayne Selden Jr.[3] July 1, 2017
JaMychal Green[4] September 27, 2017

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Kobi Simmons[5] July 1, 2017 Arizona Wildcats
Ben McLemore[6] July 7, 2017 Sacramento Kings
Tyreke Evans[7] July 10, 2017 Sacramento Kings
Rade Zagorac[8] July 17, 2017 Serbia Mega Leks
Mario Chalmers[9] July 19, 2017 Memphis Grizzlies (Previously a free agent.)
Vince Hunter September 11, 2017 Russia Avtodor Saratov
Myke Henry January 13, 2018 Oklahoma City Blue

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New team
Tony Allen[10] 1-year contract worth $2.3 million New Orleans Pelicans
Vince Carter[11] 1-year contract worth $8 million Sacramento Kings
Zach Randolph[12] 2-year contract worth $24 million Sacramento Kings
Rade Zagorac Waived as a training camp cut Spain Real Betis Energía Plus
Wade Baldwin IV Waived as a training camp cut Portland Trail Blazers (Two-way contract)
Vince Hunter Waived Greece AEK B.C.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies fire coach David Fizdale". NBA.com. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Grizzlies acquire draft rights to Ivan Rabb and Dillon Brooks". NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Grizzlies sign Wayne Selden Jr. to a multi-year contract". nba.com. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Grizzlies sign JaMychal Green to multi-year contract". nba.com. September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Grizzlies sign Kobi Simmons". NBA.com. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Grizzlies sign Ben McLemore to multi-year contract". NBA.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "Grizzlies sign Tyreke Evans". NBA.com. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Grizzlies sign Rade Zagorac". NBA.com. July 17, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Grizzlies sign Mario Chalmers". NBA.com. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "Pelicans sign Tony Allen". NBA.com/grizzlies. September 15, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "Kings sign Vince Carter". NBA.com/grizzlies. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "Kings Sign Zach Randolph". NBA.com/grizzlies. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.