Memphis is still looking for its first All-Star berth since 2000 and will look to avenge last season’s loss to Miami.
The Grizzlies had three All-Stars in its lineup last season, including two-time All-Defensive team member J.J. Redick.
Now, Memphis has two players on its roster who averaged more than 10 points and six rebounds in a season.
The Memphis Grizzlies have won four straight regular season games to earn a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2011.
(Getty Images)Memphis is still searching for its only All-star berth since 2016, and its next game is against Miami on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Heat are a wild card in the first round.
The Cavaliers have won seven straight and are currently tied with the Brooklyn Nets for the second-best record in the Eastern Conference at 8-6.
Memphis will have to play Miami or the Cleveland Cavaliers for a playoff spot.
The Grizzlies’ roster is full of young talent.
J.R. Smith, Zach Randolph and David West all signed long-term contracts last season and each will be returning to Memphis for the 2017-18 season.
Memphis has had a solid nucleus of veterans over the last decade.
The organization also has a star-studded young core with All-NBA selection Tony Allen and fellow All-Defense All-American Jordan Clarkson.
Memphis had two All-Satellite selections in last year’s draft.
Forward Jordan McRae was selected to the All-SEC First Team last season while forward Justin Anderson was selected by the NBA’s coaches’ voting committee as the NBA Players Association’s Player of the Year.
The team also has four players who have been selected to all-NBA first teams and all-Defence first teams: center Chris Johnson, center Mike Conley, forward Josh Richardson and guard Nick Calathes.