Memphis Grizzlies: The best young core in the NBA

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The Memphis Grizzlies entered the season with low expectations, but they’re proving the league wrong with the most underrated young core in the NBA.

Heads up everybody, we officially have our newest and brightest young core in the league, I’m not talking about the Phoenix Suns, I’m not talking about the Atlanta Hawks, I’m talking about the Memphis Grizzlies.

At the start of the year, the Grizzlies were low-balled in the Caesars Palace Over/Under prediction, being projected to win a meager 25.5 wins. The Grizzlies have already beaten that total and sit eighth in the Western Conference with a 28-26 record. All this with an average age of 23.8 years old.

The Memphis Grizzlies have shown that they’re here to win, whether it’s now or later. Currently, the Grizzlies have proven themselves as an offensive powerhouse, averaging 113.0 points per game as a team (tenth in the NBA), although they haven’t been too alive on defense, conceding an average of 114.4 points per game (21st in the NBA). Other than their points per game as a team, they’ve been a middling team in terms of other stats.

The Grizzlies have also pulled off some massive wins on some of the best teams in the league, such as the LA Clippers, the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz.

You’re probably wondering, “Who’s leading this charge?”, well it’s none other than their young core. Sporting some of the most effective young players in the league, they’ve proved themselves as a team bound together by trust.

Let’s take a look at their young core, shall we?

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