The Grizzlies head into the All-Star Break with a 33-18 record (64.7%). The Grizzlies are #4 in the Western Conference, 7.5 games behind the Spurs. Here is a look at the players who made the biggest impacts for the Grizzlies in the first half of the 2012-13 season:
Team MVP: Zach Randolph – 31-year old power forward Zach Randolph has stayed healthy this year and the results have been good. He has played in 49 games (all starts) for the Grizzlies so far this year and he is averaging 35.2 minutes, 15.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. The Grizzlies need him to stay healthy if they are going to make a deep playoff run in 2012-13.
Biggest Surprise: Darrell Arthur – 24-year old PF/C Darrell Arthur has been playing well this year, after missing a huge chunk of last year and the start of this year due to injury. Arthur has played in 39 games (0 starts) for the Grizzlies so far this year and he is averaging 17.9 minutes, 6.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. The Grizzlies hope that Arthur can stay healthy the rest of the 2012-13 season.
Biggest Disappointment: Tony Wroten – 19-year old guard Tony Wroten is looking a little bit overmatched as a rookie so far this year for the Grizzlies. He has played in 17 games (0 starts) for the Grizzlies so far this year and he is averaging 8.8 minutes, 3.4 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He is only shooting 35.7% from the floor so far this year. To be fair, he hasn’t gotten the chance to play too much so far this year.