His defense and rebounding this past year were rock-solid as expected (Brown even set a personal best with 3.5 rebounds per game), but they didn’t save Sterling from a disappointing season in totality. Sterling’s board snatching prowess this season was nearly unrivaled at his position. His defensive rebounding percentage of 17.0% ranked in the 98th percentile among all wings, per Cleaning the Glass.
The celebration continues this season, as the franchise will commemorate its 20th season in the city of Memphis. The celebration will continue on the hardwood with the alternate court reminiscent of the floor the Grizzlies played on in the Memphis Pyramid, when they first arrived to Memphis. This season will also see the return of black road uniforms from the Grizzlies first three seasons in Memphis.
However, does his shooting support an improving overall game that allows him to contribute in other ways, or does it hide clear weaknesses that could make him a liability if his shot is not falling? Forbes probably fits the description of a three point specialist. For some who may be given that label, it is likely due to quantity.