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Sep 12, 2012

2012 ESPN Player Rankings - Part 4

Grizzlies 2012 Roster rankings: 100-199



From the ESPN.com/NBA website:
ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network are ranking every NBA player -- and counting them down on Twitter (@NBAonESPN), from No. 500 to No. 1. As the rankings are announced, you can also find them here on the pages of ESPN.com.

NBA player rankings 101-200



Outside of the top100 and inside of the 200 best, we have the real bonafide bench guys. 30 NBA teams * 5 starters per team = 150. To be around the top 150 of NBA is to be a potential starter (especially considering the best teams have 8-10 good players that could start elsewhere). So a few notable Grizzlies backups will make their appearance below.

197

Jerryd Bayless PG | Age: 24 | 4.38


195

Marreese Speights PF | Age: 25 | 4.38


168

Darrell Arthur PF | Age: 24 | 4.63


Bayless wants to be a star in this league and has started for several lottery teams. If he helps Memphis reach the WCF or NBA Finals he will get that star status and again command his own squad someday. Speights had been an afterthought in Philadelphia but has stepped into a starting position with Memphis to supplant Zach Randolph while he was recovering from a nearly season-ending knee injury on New Year's Day. He and King Darrell Arthur provide a very powerful backup to the best front court tandem in the NBA.

Other Memphis notables in the 100s: Shane Battier, Ronnie Brewer.

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