Photojournalist Warren Roseborough shoots the Grizzlies for The New Tri-State Defender. He included this image among his Top Ten of 2021. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

MY GRIZZLIES TOP TEN – WARREN ROSEBOROUGH

Xavier Tillman of the Grizzlies powers up against Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook of the Lakers. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

Portland tried to throw a block party but Jaren Jackson Jr. was undeterred as he drove to the hoop for two. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

Ja Morant, whose stardom is rising, demonstrates his hops on this highlight move. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

Undaunted by the Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez’ (7’ 0”), Ja Morant drives in the paint with intentionality and draws a foul. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

De’ Anthony Melton is a picture of concentration as he maneuvers around Golden State’s Draymond Green. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

The Grizzlies’ success this season is largely powered by their commitment to team defense. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

Desmond Bane gathers in the reward of playing tough defense. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

Brandon Clarke attacks the rim with high-flying force. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

Jaren Jackson Jr. uses every inch of his wingspan on this rejection. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

Ja Morant makes another of his signature, go-to-the-basket moves against the Miami Heat. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)