A MCL sprain to Marc Gasol was enough to derail Memphis’ season last year. With Gasol missing, the Grizzlies were relegated to the seventh seed in the West and had to slug it out with Oklahoma City in the first round. Ultimately they fell short, but you can’t help but wonder how far they could have gone if they had a more favourable matchup. Now with a healthy Gasol and some added outside scoring, can the GritNGrind Grizz make it back to the Western Conference Finals?
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