Memphis Grizzlies Regular Season Rosters

2001-2002 Memphis Grizzlies Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
25 Nick Anderson GF 6-6 228 12 Illinois 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
9 Ike Austin C 6-10 255 8 Arizona State 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
31 Shane Battier F 6-8 220 0 Duke 2001 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
32 Rodney Buford SF 6-5 189 2 Creighton 1999 Rnd 2 Pick 24 United States
8 Michael Dickerson SG 6-5 190 3 Arizona 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
21 Ike Fontaine SG 6-4 210 1 Washington State 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Antonis Fotsis PF 6-8 248 0 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy) 2001 Rnd 2 Pick 19 Greece
16 Pau Gasol FC 7-0 250 0 FC Barcelona Lassa (Spain) 2001 Rnd 1 Pick 3 Spain
7 Eddie Gill PG 6-0 190 1 Weber State 2000 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
22 Brevin Knight G 5-10 170 4 Stanford 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
43 Grant Long PF 6-8 225 13 Eastern Michigan 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
44 Tony Massenburg PF 6-9 220 9 Maryland 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
5 Elliot Perry PG 6-0 150 10 Memphis 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
1 Wesley Person SG 6-6 195 7 Auburn 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
50 Bryant Reeves C 7-0 275 6 Oklahoma State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
1 Will Solomon G 6-1 181 0 Clemson 2001 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
4 Stromile Swift F-C 6-9 225 1 LSU 2000 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
3 Jason Williams G 6-1 190 3 Florida 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
42 Lorenzen Wright F-C 6-11 255 5 Memphis 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States

2001-2002 Memphis Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Williams S. Battier G. Long P. Gasol L. Wright
Rotation B. Knight M. Dickerson R. Buford T. Massenburg S. Swift
Rotation E. Gill   N. Anderson   A. Fotsis
Rotation W. Solomon        

2001-2002 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs58-24-
2Dallas Mavericks57-251
3Minnesota Timberwolves50-328
4Utah Jazz44-3814
5Houston Rockets28-5430
6Denver Nuggets27-5531
7Memphis Grizzlies23-5935

2001-2002 Memphis Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Pau Gasol Rookie Of The Year (2002)
Pau Gasol All-Rookie First Team (2002)
Shane Battier All-Rookie First Team (2002)
Pau Gasol Rookie Of The Month (Nov 01, Jan 02, Mar 02)
Shane Battier Rookie Of The Month (Dec 01)
Pau Gasol Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2002)
Shane Battier Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2002)

2001-2002 Memphis Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Pau Gasol 82 36.7 17.6 8.9 2.7 0.5 2.1 2.7
Shane Battier 78 39.7 14.4 5.4 2.8 1.6 1.0 2.0
Jason Williams 65 34.4 14.8 3.0 8.0 1.7 0.1 3.3
Stromile Swift 68 26.5 11.8 6.3 0.7 0.8 1.7 1.8
Rodney Buford 63 28.1 9.4 4.3 1.1 0.7 0.2 1.0
Lorenzen Wright 43 29.1 12.0 9.4 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.7
Grant Long 66 28.3 6.3 3.5 2.1 1.0 0.2 1.6
Tony Massenburg 73 17.0 5.5 4.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.9
Brevin Knight 53 21.7 7.0 2.1 5.7 1.5 0.1 2.1
Will Solomon 62 14.2 5.2 1.1 1.5 0.6 0.1 1.0
Eddie Gill 23 16.6 5.0 1.2 2.1 0.5 0.1 1.5
Antonis Fotsis 28 11.4 3.9 2.2 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.8
Ike Austin 21 14.6 3.6 3.4 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.5
Nick Anderson 15 14.8 4.0 2.1 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.9
Michael Dickerson 4 31.0 10.8 3.0 2.0 0.8 0.2 2.0
Elliot Perry 2 24.0 5.5 2.0 3.5 1.5 0.0 3.5
Ike Fontaine 6 12.7 1.8 0.8 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7

2001-2002 Memphis Grizzlies Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Shane Battier was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. Shane Battier signed a multi-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on July 3, 2001.

Antonis Fotsis was selected as the #19 pick in the Second Round of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. Antonis Fotsis signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on August 31, 2001.

Will Solomon was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. Will Solomon signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on July 2, 2001.

Stromile Swift was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 2000 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. Stromile Swift signed a multi-year contract with the Vancouver Grizzlies on July 18, 2000.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Pau Gasol, the #3 pick in the First Round of the 2001 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies from the Atlanta Hawks on July 19, 2001. Pau Gasol signed a multi-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on September 6, 2001.

Acquired via Trade

Nick Anderson was acquired in a trade by the Vancouver Grizzlies from the Sacramento Kings on June 27, 2001.

Michael Dickerson was acquired in a trade by the Vancouver Grizzlies from the Houston Rockets on August 27, 1999. Michael Dickerson signed a multi-year extension with the Memphis Grizzlies on October 30, 2001.

Brevin Knight was acquired in a trade by the Memphis Grizzlies from the Atlanta Hawks on July 19, 2001.

Jason Williams was acquired in a trade by the Vancouver Grizzlies from the Sacramento Kings on June 27, 2001. Jason Williams signed a multi-year extension with the Memphis Grizzlies on October 17, 2001.

Lorenzen Wright was acquired in a trade by the Memphis Grizzlies from the Atlanta Hawks on July 19, 2001.

Acquired via Free Agency

Rodney Buford signed a contract as a free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies on November 18, 2001.

Eddie Gill signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on February 23, 2002. Eddie Gill re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies on March 3, 2002.

Grant Long signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Vancouver Grizzlies on September 14, 1999.

Tony Massenburg signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Vancouver Grizzlies on August 8, 2000.

2001-2002 Memphis Grizzlies Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Michael Heisley Owner 2000-2001 N/A
Sidney Lowe Head Coach 2000-2001 Assistant Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1999 to 2000)
Bob Staak Assistant Coach 2000-2001 Head Coach (Washington Wizards, 1996 to 1997)
Michael Adams Assistant Coach 2000-2001 N/A
Scott Roth Assistant Coach 2000-2001 Director of Scouting (Dallas Mavericks, 1998 to 2000)
Dick Versace President of Basketball Operations 1999-2000 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1997 to 1998)
Billy Knight General Manager 2000-2001 Vice President of Basketball Operations (Indiana Pacers, 1999 to 2000)
Tom Penn General Counsel, Assistant General Manager 2000-2001 N/A
Rich Sheubrooks Director of Global Scouting 2001-2002 N/A
TJ Zanin Video Coordinator 2001-2002 N/A
Scott McCullough Head Athletic Trainer 2000-2001 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Memphis Grizzlies, 1995 to 2000)
John Paul Stevenson Public Address Announcer 2001-2002 N/A