1995–96 Vancouver Grizzlies season

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1995–96 Vancouver Grizzlies season
Head coachBrian Winters
General managerStu Jackson
Owner(s)Arthur Griffiths
ArenaGeneral Motors Place
Results
Record15–67 (.183)
PlaceDivision: 7th (Midwest)
Conference: 14th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCHAN
RadioCKST
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The 1995–96 NBA season was the Grizzlies' first season in the National Basketball Association.[1] The Vancouver Grizzlies, along with the Toronto Raptors became expansion NBA franchises in 1995. They were the first NBA teams to play in Canada since 1946–47's Toronto Huskies. Under head coach Brian Winters, the Grizzlies got off to a solid start stunning the Portland Trail Blazers on the road 92–80 on November 3. Two nights later on November 5, the Grizzlies had a successful home debut at General Motors Place by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime, 100–98. Despite the start, they struggled and lost their next 19 games, then suffered a dreadful 23-game losing streak in the second half of the season. The Grizzlies finished last place in the Midwest Division with an NBA worst record of 15 wins and 67 losses.

Only four Grizzlies averaged 10 or more points per game, as Greg Anthony led the way with 14.0 points per game. Top draft pick Bryant Reeves was selected to the All-Rookie Second Team. In games against the other Canadian expansion team, the Grizzlies and the Raptors split two games.[2] Following the season, Byron Scott re-signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers, and Gerald Wilkins signed with the Orlando Magic.

Offseason[edit]

NBA Expansion Draft[edit]

The Grizzlies roster was filled during the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft. By way of winning a coin flip with the Toronto Raptors, Vancouver elected to choose the former, between a higher NBA Draft pick and the first pick in the NBA Expansion Draft, and therefore had the second pick in this draft. With their first pick, the Grizzlies selected point guard Greg Anthony from the New York Knicks.

Pick Player Position Nationality Former Team
2 Greg Anthony Point guard  United States New York Knicks
4 Rodney Dent Center  United States Orlando Magic
6 Antonio Harvey Forward  United States Los Angeles Lakers
8 Reggie Slater Power Forward-Center  United States Denver Nuggets
10 Trevor Ruffin Point guard  United States Phoenix Suns
12 Derrick Phelps Point guard  United States Sacramento Kings
14 Larry Stewart Power Forward  United States Washington Bullets
16 Kenny Gattison Power Forward  United States Charlotte Hornets
18 Byron Scott Shooting guard  United States Indiana Pacers
20 Gerald Wilkins Small forward  United States Cleveland Cavaliers
22 Benoit Benjamin Center  United States New Jersey Nets
24 Doug Edwards Forward  United States Atlanta Hawks
26 Blue Edwards Shooting guard  United States Utah Jazz

NBA draft[edit]

The Grizzlies first ever draft pick was Bryant Reeves.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 6 Bryant Reeves Center  United States Oklahoma State
2 36 Lawrence Moten Guard  United States Syracuse

Roster[edit]

Vancouver Grizzlies roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PF 18 United States Amaya, Ashraf 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Southern Illinois
PG 2 United States Anthony, Greg 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) UNLV
PF 34 United States Avent, Anthony 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Seton Hall
SG 30 United States Edwards, Blue 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) East Carolina
PF 32 United States Edwards, Doug 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Florida State
SF 17 United States King, Chris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Wake Forest
C 15 United States Manning, Rich Injured 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Washington
SG 40 United States Martin, Cuonzo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Purdue
C 52 United States Mobley, Eric Injured 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Pittsburgh
SG 7 United States Moten, Lawrence 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Syracuse
PG 14 United States Murdock, Eric 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Providence
C 50 United States Reeves, Bryant 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Oklahoma State
SG 4 United States Scott, Byron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Arizona State
PF United States Turner, Jeff Injured (IN) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Vanderbilt
SF 21 United States Wilkins, Gerald 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Chattanooga
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Roster Notes[edit]

  • Forward Jeff Turner was acquired from the Orlando Magic at midseason, but did not play for the Grizzlies due to a knee injury.

First game[edit]

  • On November 3, 1995, Vancouver played their first ever game in Portland against the Trail Blazers and beat the Blazers by a score of 92–80. Benoit Benjamin scored a team high 29 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies.

Regular season[edit]

Although they won their first two games in franchise history, the Grizzlies finished with the worst win/loss record in the 1995–96 NBA season, as is typical for an expansion team, and lost 23 straight games from February to April (setting an NBA single-season record now held by the Philadelphia 76ers with 27.)

Highs[edit]

  • On November 3, 1995, Vancouver plays their first ever game, defeating the Portland Trail Blazers by a score of 92–80 in Portland. On November 5, 1995, the Grizzlies make their home debut, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 100–98 in overtime in front of 19,113 fans, to begin the season with a 2–0 record.
  • The Grizzlies defeat nearby rivals the Seattle SuperSonics by a single point in a hotly contested game on December 19, 1995. The crowd leaves ecstatic.
  • The Grizzlies hold the Miami Heat to only 65 points in a 69–65 victory on January 13, 1996.
  • Vancouver finishes the season on a positive note, defeating the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers on the road.

Lows[edit]

  • After starting the season 2–0, Vancouver would lose their next 19 games to quickly fall into last place in the Midwest Division.
  • Vancouver was held to a season low 62 points in a 111–62 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on November 8, 1995.
  • On December 10, 1995, the Grizzlies play the Toronto Raptors for the first time. The first NBA regular season game contested between two non-U.S. based teams. The game is held at General Motors Place in Vancouver. The Raptors win the game by a score of 93–81.
  • On April 2, 1996, Vancouver loses its 23rd straight game, losing 101–85 to the Portland Trail Blazers. The loss was also the Grizzlies 29th in their last 30 games.

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 33–8 26–15 19–5
x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 4 34–7 21–20 14–10
x-Houston Rockets 48 34 .585 11 27–14 21–20 15–9
Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 24 24–17 11–30 13–11
Minnesota Timberwolves 26 56 .317 33 17–24 9–32 10–14
Dallas Mavericks 26 56 .317 33 16–25 10–31 10–14
Vancouver Grizzlies 15 67 .183 44 10–31 5–36 3–21
Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-Seattle SuperSonics * 64 18 .780 82
2 y-San Antonio Spurs * 59 23 .720 5 82
3 x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 9 82
4 x-Los Angeles Lakers 53 29 .646 11 82
5 x-Houston Rockets 48 34 .585 16 82
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 20 82
7 x-Phoenix Suns 41 41 .500 23 82
8 x-Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 25 82
9 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 28 82
10 Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 29 82
11 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 35 82
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 56 .317 38 82
13 Dallas Mavericks 26 56 .317 38 82
14 Vancouver Grizzlies 15 67 .183 49 82


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1995-96 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 4–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–3
Boston 0–4 2–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–4 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Charlotte 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–0 0–4 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1
Chicago 4–0 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 1–3 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1
Dallas 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 4–0 0–2
Denver 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1
Detroit 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–2
Golden State 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1
Indiana 3–1 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 3–0
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1
Miami 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 5–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Milwaukee 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2
New Jersey 0–4 2–2 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2
New York 1–2 4–0 0–3 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–1
Orlando 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–0
Philadelphia 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0
Portland 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–4 2–2 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1
Seattle 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1
Toronto 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1
Utah 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 2–0 4–0 1–1
Vancouver 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–4 0–2
Washington 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0

Game log[edit]

# Date Opponent Score Record Streak
1 November 3 @ Portland Trail Blazers 92–80 1–0 Won 1
2 November 5 Minnesota Timberwolves 100–98 (OT) 2–0 Won 2
3 November 7 @ Dallas Mavericks 88–99 2–1 Lost 1
4 November 8 @ San Antonio Spurs 62–111 2–2 Lost 2
5 November 10 Los Angeles Clippers 91–98 2–3 Lost 3
6 November 11 @ Seattle SuperSonics 81–117 2–4 Lost 4
7 November 13 Dallas Mavericks 89–94 2–5 Lost 5
8 November 16 @ Los Angeles Clippers 98–103 2–6 Lost 6
9 November 17 Los Angeles Lakers 91–114 2–7 Lost 7
10 November 19 @ New York Knicks 93–98 2–8 Lost 8
11 November 22 @ Orlando Magic 93–95 2–9 Lost 9
12 November 24 @ Charlotte Hornets 104–116 2–10 Lost 10
13 November 25 @ Miami Heat 91–111 2–11 Lost 11
14 November 28 @ Minnesota Timberwolves 98–121 2–12 Lost 12
15 November 30 Chicago Bulls 88–94 2–13 Lost 13
16 December 1 @ Los Angeles Lakers 100–113 2–14 Lost 14
17 December 3 Milwaukee Bucks 95–109 2–15 Lost 15
18 December 5 @ Phoenix Suns 108–112 2–16 Lost 16
19 December 7 Detroit Pistons 84–93 2–17 Lost 17
20 December 10 Toronto Raptors 81–93 2–18 Lost 18
21 December 13 Houston Rockets 89–100 2–19 Lost 19
22 December 15 Portland Trail Blazers 104–100 (OT) 3–19 Won 1
23 December 16 Golden State Warriors 85–116 3–20 Lost 1
24 December 18 @ Sacramento Kings 85–92 3–21 Lost 2
25 December 19 Seattle SuperSonics 94–93 4–21 Won 1
26 December 21 @ Seattle SuperSonics 68–92 4–22 Lost 1
27 December 22 Phoenix Suns 80–101 4–23 Lost 2
28 December 26 @ Houston Rockets 84–100 4–24 Lost 3
29 December 28 @ Dallas Mavericks 101–103 (2OT) 4–25 Lost 4
30 December 30 Boston Celtics 103–95 5–25 Won 1
31 January 5 Philadelphia 76ers 103–102 (OT) 6–25 Won 2
32 January 7 Los Angeles Clippers 93–101 6–26 Lost 1
33 January 9 @ Golden State Warriors 103–109 6–27 Lost 2
34 January 10 Denver Nuggets 85–91 6–28 Lost 3
35 January 12 Golden State Warriors 95–104 6–29 Lost 4
36 January 13 Miami Heat 69–65 7–29 Won 1
37 January 18 Cleveland Cavaliers 90–98 7–30 Lost 1
38 January 20 New York Knicks 84–80 8–30 Won 1
39 January 22 @ Milwaukee Bucks 100–92 9–30 Won 2
40 January 24 @ Chicago Bulls 84–104 9–31 Lost 1
41 January 25 @ Toronto Raptors 106–101 (OT) 10–31 Won 1
42 January 27 @ Washington Bullets 77–102 10–32 Lost 1
43 January 29 @ Philadelphia 76ers 92–103 10–33 Lost 2
44 January 31 @ Boston Celtics 98–131 10–34 Lost 3
45 February 2 New Jersey Nets 84–93 10–35 Lost 4
46 February 5 Utah Jazz 83–92 10–36 Lost 5
47 February 7 @ Utah Jazz 79–102 10–37 Lost 6
48 February 14 Sacramento Kings 93–86 11–37 Won 1
49 February 16 Atlanta Hawks 100–110 11–38 Lost 1
50 February 18 Seattle SuperSonics 109–118 11–39 Lost 2
51 February 19 @ Phoenix Suns 94–98 (OT) 11–40 Lost 3
52 February 25 San Antonio Spurs 84–95 11–41 Lost 4
53 February 28 Los Angeles Lakers 80–99 11–42 Lost 5
54 March 1 Dallas Mavericks 111–119 11–43 Lost 6
55 March 2 @ Denver Nuggets 82–108 11–44 Lost 7
56 March 4 Washington Bullets 81–96 11–45 Lost 8
57 March 5 @ Golden State Warriors 78–110 11–46 Lost 9
58 March 8 Indiana Pacers 80–94 11–47 Lost 10
59 March 10 Houston Rockets 89–95 11–48 Lost 11
60 March 11 @ Sacramento Kings 88–92 11–49 Lost 12
61 March 15 Orlando Magic 87–92 (OT) 11–50 Lost 13
62 March 17 @ Minnesota Timberwolves 85–90 11–51 Lost 14
63 March 19 @ New Jersey Nets 77–82 11–52 Lost 15
64 March 20 @ Atlanta Hawks 93–98 11–53 Lost 16
65 March 22 @ Indiana Pacers 94–111 11–54 Lost 17
66 March 24 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 85–90 11–55 Lost 18
67 March 26 @ Detroit Pistons 75–86 11–56 Lost 19
68 March 28 Denver Nuggets 88–92 11–57 Lost 20
69 March 29 @ Utah Jazz 91–105 11–58 Lost 21
70 March 31 Charlotte Hornets 88–121 11–59 Lost 22
71 April 2 @ Portland Trail Blazers 85–101 11–60 Lost 23
72 April 3 Minnesota Timberwolves 105–103 12–60 Won 1
73 April 5 @ Los Angeles Lakers 94–104 12–61 Lost 1
74 April 7 Phoenix Suns 92–112 12–62 Lost 2
75 April 9 @ Houston Rockets 84–90 12–63 Lost 3
76 April 10 @ San Antonio Spurs 82–105 12–64 Lost 4
77 April 12 Sacramento Kings 99–98 13–64 Won 1
78 April 14 Portland Trail Blazers 79–81 13–65 Lost 1
79 April 16 San Antonio Spurs 86–95 13–66 Lost 2
80 April 18 Utah Jazz 79–94 13–67 Lost 3
81 April 19 @ Denver Nuggets 92–78 14–67 Won 1
82 April 21 @ Los Angeles Clippers 108–101 15–67 Won 2

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ashraf Amaya 54 34 20.4 .480 .000 .651 5.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 6.3
Greg Anthony 69 68 30.4 .415 .332 .771 2.5 6.9 1.7 0.2 14.0
Anthony Avent 71 32 22.3 .384 .000 .740 5.0 1.0 0.4 0.6 5.8
Benoit Benjamin 13 13 31.1 .441 .000 .696 7.9 1.2 0.8 1.2 13.9
Blue Edwards 82 82 33.8 .419 .343 .755 4.2 2.6 1.4 0.6 12.7
Doug Edwards 31 0 16.7 .352 .000 .763 2.8 1.3 0.3 0.6 3.0
Kenny Gattison 25 14 22.8 .479 .000 .603 4.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 9.2
Antonio Harvey 18 6 22.8 .411 .000 .465 5.2 0.5 0.8 1.2 5.4
Chris King 80 66 24.1 .427 .389 .662 3.6 1.3 0.9 0.4 7.9
Rich Manning 29 0 10.7 .434 .000 .643 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 3.7
Cuonzo Martin 4 0 4.8 .600 1.000 .000 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.0 2.3
Darrick Martin 24 0 16.8 .450 .227 .826 1.6 2.5 1.1 0.0 6.7
Eric Mobley 34 1 18.0 .550 .500 .446 3.8 0.6 0.4 0.7 5.4
Lawrence Moten 44 3 13.0 .453 .327 .653 1.4 1.1 0.7 0.2 6.6
Eric Murdock 64 14 23.1 .422 .320 .809 2.4 4.6 2.0 0.1 9.1
Bryant Reeves 77 63 31.9 .457 .000 .732 7.4 1.4 0.6 0.7 13.3
Byron Scott 80 0 23.7 .401 .335 .835 2.4 1.5 0.8 0.3 10.2
Gerald Wilkins 28 14 26.4 .376 .219 .870 2.3 2.4 0.8 0.1 6.7

Franchise firsts[edit]

On opening night, the Grizzlies would spoil the Portland Trail Blazers debut at the Rose Garden Arena by defeating them. A few nights later, the Grizzlies would play their first home game, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves at the buzzer.

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]