Best: Memphis Grizzlies — Marc Gasol
Take your pick between Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. The two have been the faces of the Grit n Grind Grizzlies for the past decade and are practically inseparable.
Gasol leads the franchise in points, rebounds, and blocks. Conley leads the Grizz in assists and will pass Gasol in points by the end of the season.
Gasol tips the scale with his defense, which helped him win a Defensive Player of the Year and pushed him to three All Star Games. Conley, sadly, still has never been an All Star.
Worst: Memphis Grizzlies — Hasheem Thabeet
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?