The Memphis Grizzlies will enter the Orlando portion of the NBA season with their sights on the playoffs. After missing the playoffs the last two seasons, the young Grizzlies are set to make a statement this year.
Led by rookie Ja Morant, the Grizzlies entered the NBA hiatus with a record of 32-33 which was good for 8th in the Western Conference.
While they will have to fight off the Portland Trail Blazers, the Grizzlies appear ready for the challenge. One of their biggest hurdles will be their perimeter play. If the Grizz can connect from deep, they will be a tough out for any team.
Besides the emergence of Morant, the Grizzlies have relied on great rebounding led by Jonas Valanciunas. The Grizz were improving on defense but a young team will make mental errors. Do they have what it takes to keep pace with the elite teams in the West?
Here are three burning questions for the Memphis Grizzlies ahead of the NBA resumption.