30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Memphis Grizzlies

30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Memphis Grizzlies

This article is part of our 30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts series.

With the NBA on hiatus for at least 30 days, I'll be coping by posting an article every day with 30 random/interesting facts from each of the 30 teams. Hopefully, the season will resume when I hit publish on the Wizards' article.

Day 15:

Memphis Grizzlies

Stats are mostly from Cleaning the Glass, but also RotoWire, NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.

  1. Tyus Jones' assist-to-usage ratio (1.53) is in the 93rd percentile for point guards, and his turnover percentage (9.2) is in the 91st percentile.
  2. Tyus Jones takes 38% of his shots from floater range – the 100th percentile for point guards.
  3. Brandon Clarke's 135.5 points per 100 shot attempts ranks in the 91st percentile for bigs. He shoots 53% (62-of-116) from floater range and 41% on threes (20-of-49).
  4. When fouled on a field-goal attempt, Brandon Clarke makes the shot 40.9% of the time, which ranks in the 90th percentile for bigs.
  5. Dillon Brooks takes 41% of his shots from the mid range – the 92nd percentile for wings.
  6. Dillon Brooks commits a foul on 5.1% of team plays – the sixth percentile for wings.
  7. Ja Morant takes 51% of his shots at the rim – the 96th percentile for point guards.
  8. The Grizzlies are 5-0 this season when Ja Morant goes for at least 20 points and 10 assists on 50% or better shooting.
  9. Jonas Valanciunas takes 35% of his shots from floater range – the 96th percentile for bigs. He hits them at a 50% clip – the 90th percentile.
  10. Jonas Valanciunas' 22.4 total rebound percentage is the fourth highest in the NBA.
  11. Kyle Anderson takes 32% of his shots from floater range – the 97th percentile for forwards. He hits them at a 51% clip – the 94th percentile.
  12. Jaren Jackson averages only 4.8 defensive rebounds per 36 minutes.
  13. The Grizzlies are 7-3 when Jaren Jackson hits at least three triples and blocks at least two shots.
  14. De'Anthony Melton's 2.4% steal rate is in the 97th percentile for combo guards.
  15. De'Anthony Melton has the highest point differential (+11.1) on the Grizzlies.
  16. Kyle Anderson has the lowest point differential (-5.5) on the Grizzlies of all players still on the team that have played at least 500 minutes.
  17. The Grizzlies score 2.6 fewer points per 100 possessions through transition offense with Ja Morant on the court – the sixth percentile.
  18. The Grizzlies score 4.4 more points per 100 possessions through transition offense with Josh Jackson on the court – the 99th percentile and best on the team.
  19. Out of all Memphis lineups that have played at least 100 possessions together, the best is +37.6 and contains Tyus Jones, De'Anthony Melton, Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke and Jaren Jackson. The worst is -17.0 and contains Tyus Jones, Dillon Brooks, Jae Crowder, Jaren Jackson and Jonas Valanciunas.
  20. Grizzlies' big-ball lineups – Jonas Valanciunas and Gorgui Dieng together – have a +6.3 net rating in 78 possessions.
  21. Grizzlies' small-ball lineups – no Jonas Valanciunas, Jaren Jackson or Gorgui Dieng – are -3.3 points per 100 possessions.
  22. The Grizzlies' preseason over/under was 27.5 wins, which they beat by Feb. 28.
  23. Memphis has the third-best spread differential (+2.6) in the NBA.
  24. Memphis has the fourth-worst net rating (-15.8) on the road against top-10 point differential teams.
  25. The Grizzlies have the fourth-best net rating (+6.6) and second-best spread differential (+8.9) on the second night of back-to-backs.
  26. Against teams that are on the second night of a back-to-back, the Grizzlies have the fourth-best spread differential (+6.1).
  27. Since the All-Star break, the Grizzlies have the best spread differential (+4.9).
  28. The Grizzlies take the most shots from floater range (24.6% of team attempts) in the NBA. They're the third-most accurate (43.9%) from there.
  29. Both Gorgui Dieng and De'Anthony Melton are top-170 fantasy players (eight-category leagues, per game basis) in fewer than 20 minutes per game.
  30. In terms of total production in eight-category leagues, Jonas Valanciunas is the 33rd-best fantasy player.

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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