If Gasol leads, Grizzlies will follow

Updated: March 29, 2004, 11:19 AM ET
By Greg Anthony | ESPN Insider
The Grizzlies are playing as well as anyone in the league, and while a tremendous amount of credit has to go to Jerry West for trusting his instincts and putting together a team that can compete with anyone, and to Hubie Brown for orchestrating that talent and pushing the right buttons, there is yet another reason this team has thrived, and it's called competition.

Memphis is thriving because it's players are constantly engaged in good, old-fashioned, healthy competition for minutes.

Former NBA guard Greg Anthony covers basketball for Insider. He joined ESPN in November 2002 as a studio analyst for the network's NBA coverage. He appears on all of ESPN and ESPN2's NBA studio shows.