Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace and president of basketball operations Mike Conley spoke to reporters after their team’s preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Memphis.
Wallace said the team’s starting five is “unproven” with Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conner and Jeff Green still on the roster.
Wallace also said he has yet to speak with coach Lionel Hollins about the future of guard Zach Randolph.
The team announced Friday that forward Mike Conners will be out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Wallace was not available to comment on that, but he said he expects the team to address the injury “within the next couple of days.”
Wallace also addressed the Grizzlies’ depth issues with the team having a healthy roster.
The Grizzlies have played just 13 games this season, but Wallace said that the team is “in the mix” to make the playoffs.
“There’s a lot of different things going on with our roster,” Wallace said.
“I think we’ll be in a good spot.
We’re not out of it.
They’re going to be a challenge for anybody. “
We’ve got guys that are really good.
They’re going to be a challenge for anybody.
We just have to stay healthy.”
Wallace said he hasn’t had a chance to talk to the Grizzlies general manger yet.
“That’s a process,” Wallace added.
“But I’m confident in the group that we have here.
I’ve got to see what they’re willing to do.”
Grizzlies guard Zachary Taylor, who will be with the Grizzlies next season, is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered during the preseason.
Taylor has started only 14 games this year.
Wallace confirmed that the Grizzlies are “working hard” to re-sign guard Zach Lowe to a long-term contract.
“He’s going to make us better,” Wallace told reporters.
“His experience in the league will be helpful in this organization.
I think Zach has a great personality.
I’m sure he’ll be a good teammate for us.”