Memphis Grizzlies: A Position-by-Position Breakdown (Power Forwards)

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Apr 29, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) dribbles the ball around Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) during the second quarter in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Over the next couple weeks, I will be breaking down the Memphis Grizzlies roster, position by position. The focus will be on the depth of each position, strengths and weaknesses of each player, and the role each player will play for the team.

This is part four of my five part series, and today I will be discussing power forwards.


Gone are the days of the lumbering and bruising power forward. The game has evolved to the point where the low-post power forwards are slowly being replaced by the floor spacing stretch four. Power forwards are almost expected to be able to shoot from range, and ones that do that well are highly sought after commodities.

However, it seems as though the Memphis Grizzlies have bucked the trend, preferring instead to rely on their “Ground and Pound” style offense. How do their power forwards fit into this offense? Let’s find out!

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