NBA Power Rankings: Miami Heat is fading; Boston Celtics rising

Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)
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Memphis Grizzlies
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4. Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies are so much more than just a feel-good story in the league. Not only are they that, but they’ve continued to prove that this is a team that has the potential to make a deep playoff run.

Assuming that Ja Morant is going to be healthy for the playoffs (he’s been shut down for the next two weeks due to knee soreness), the Grizzlies are going to be as dangerous as anyone else in the West in the playoffs.

I’m extremely interested to see how the Grizzlies perform in the postseason. They’ve been great in the regular season, but NBA history has shown us time and time again that having success in the regular season and having success in the postseason are two very different things. For as unproven as the Grizzlies are, they have a lot of proving to do.