If the season ended before any games were played on Tuesday, the Grizzlies would have a nine percent chance at moving up in the draft. But because they’d be the sixth-worst team in the NBA, it would also very much be possible for at least one of the eight lottery teams with a better record to move up in the draft.
Despite the fact the Suns have cooled off, they still have the advantage in Wednesday’s matchup with Memphis — especially since the game is in Phoenix.
The Grizzlies then play the Bucks on Friday. Wonder how that one will go.
Their matchup against the Wizards is the one Memphis is most likely to win, even though it’s on the second day of a back-to-back.
Then, the Grizzlies face the Heat, which should result in an easy Miami win.
Memphis needs to lose the majority of these four games, because those are followed by a stretch of very winnable matchups — against teams trying to improve their draft position.