Grizzlies Owner Sees No Reason Team Can’t Win 50-Plus Games Next Season

by June 13, 2018

After seven straight playoff appearances, the Memphis Grizzlies fell extremely short of that goal in 2017-18, finishing with the second worst record (22-60) in the NBA.

But owner Robert Pera is confident his team will bounce back, attributing the struggles this past season to injuries, via Grind City Media and The Commercial Appeal:

“Assuming Marc (Gasol) and Mike (Conley) come back healthy, I think we have a couple of surrounding pieces that are younger players that are going to make a positive impact. We’ll get another good player in this draft. I see no reason why we can’t return to being a 50-win plus team.”

“In the NBA there are some things you can control; there are some things you can’t control. There’s some luck and chance involved, too. This year injuries set us back. … If we’re healthy, I expect us to be very competitive.”

Conley had heel surgery and missed all but 12 games.

Memphis owns the No. 4 and No. 32 picks in the upcoming NBA draft, which will be held June 21 at the Barclays Center.

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