Grizzlies’ Career Point Scoring Leaders
This franchise began play in the NBA in 1996 as the Vancouver Grizzlies, and moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 2002. The Grizzlies have not been very good, with just three playoff appearances overall. But they have had some really good players on the court, and this is a short list of the Grizzlies’ all-time leading scorers to date:
Pau Gasol (8966)—Forward Pau Gasol began his career with the Grizzlies in Memphis in 2001, and played there until being traded to the Lakers in 2008. Gasol ranks first in Grizzlies’ history with 8966 points, and he has had his two best seasons there so far. The best of those was 2005-06, when Gasol scored a career best 1628 points (20 per game).
Shareef Abdur-Raheem (7801)—Forward Shareef Abdur-Raheem began his career in Vancouver in 1996, and played there for the Grizzlies until 2001. Abdur-Raheem is second in franchise history with 7801 points, and had his best season while playing for the Grizzlies, in 1997-98, when he scored a career high 1829 points (22 points per game). He also shot a solid 41% from 3-point range that year.
Mike Miller (5403)—Forward Mike Miller played for Memphis from 2003 to 2008, and ranks third in team history with 5403 total points. Miller had some of his best seasons with the Grizzlies, including his best season of 2006-07. That year, Miller scored a career high 1293 points (18 per game).
Rudy Gay (5053)—Forward Rudy Gay has played his entire career so far with Memphis, from 2006 until now as I write this in 2010. Gay ranks fourth in Grizzlies’ history with 5053 points, and his best season so far was 2007-08. That year, Gay scored a career high 1632 points (20 points per game).Bryant Reeves (4945)—Center Bryant “Big Country” Reeves played his entire yet brief career with Vancouver, from 1995-2001, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 4945 total points. Reeves had his best offensive season in 1996-97, when he scored a career best 1213 points (16 per game).