All the dress rehearsals are over and the Memphis Grizzlies are ready to go with their 15th season of NBA Basketball here in the Bluff City.
The Grizz trimmed their roster to the league-mandated 15-player limit.
Memphis said goodbye to Jordan Adams, their first round pick from 2014.
Adams, a 6'5" Guard, could never get a footing on the court, undergoing several knee surgeries, the latest of which cost him almost all of last season.
That opened the door for undrafted Rookie Troy Williams to step in.
A versatile 6'7" wing from Indiana, Williams proved to be a '3 and D' mainstay in the pre-season, leading all NBA rookies in scoring at 13.2 per game, hitting 52 percent from the floor, and 42 percent beyond the arc.
Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale said opening night can't come soon enough.
"These guys are getting closer to what we want," Fizdale said. "Our leaders are being identified. We are taking it, offense and defense, a step further but we still have a way to go."
The Grizzlies open the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday at FedExForum.
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