Memphis Grizzlies: Mike Conley (BEST)
Mike Conley Jr. has been a member of the Memphis Grizzlies since the team drafted him with the fourth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. And in March of 2019, Coley passed former teammate Marc Gasol to become the highest scoring player in the history of the franchise.
In an era where the NBA has seen a golden age of point guards, and because Conley plays in an overlooked market overall, Conley has shocking never played in an All-Star game. However, he’s routinely seen as one of the better players at his position in the league, and was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team in 2013.
Memphis Grizzlies: Hasheem Thabeet (WORST)
There were a lot of questions about Hasheem Thabeet’s motor, heart, and drive coming out of the University of Connecticut, but that didn’t stop the Grizzlies from selecting him second in the 2009 draft, just after Blake Griffin.
Thabeet was supposed to be a block party but turned into a foul machine instead and couldn’t even stay on the court, starting just 20 games in his entire career. Bet Memphis wishes they’d picked the guy that went right after Thabeet, or maybe the guard that went a few picks later.
Can you imagine James Harden and Steph Curry in a Memphis uniform?