I honestly don't think its style of play, but more so the personnel. The Grizz are still more built for the playoffs than the regular season. There are teams that still play slow, but we probably had one of the worst model for success. Chris Wallace did a terrible job once constructing the core of surrounding them with quality pieces. It makes me believe he truly didn't know what he was doing when he constructed the core, he just lucked up.
1) the team was about to give up on Conley before Hollins saved the day. We were seriously about to trade Conley for Sessions back in 2008 or 2009.
2) i don't think anyone expected Marc to be a DPOTY and one of the best centers in the game when they traded Pau for him and scraps
3) adding Zbo was just a desperate move that worked out
4) adding TA (who was a role player on a championship) was never expected to be who he was today
I look at our FO like I look at OKC's. Presti still getting credit for what he did back 2009 (which was the last significant move he made drafting Harden), but failed to make the team better by letting Scott Brooks stay far too long and simply cutting payroll on a team that could've had 3 superstars (plus injuries had a lot to do with it as well). However, OKC has youth on their side and as long as KD and Russ stay, they are elite for another 5 years minimum. Memphis didn't have youth on their side because at the time the core was built, our best players were closing in on 30.
The Grizz had 2.5 years to surround Conley, TA, Zbo and Marc with better role players, shooting and another playmaker after trading Rudy. But, its just been patches and band aids. Now, the team is just very old. We've traded away all of our 1st round picks for average to below average players or even trading them away to cut additional salary. We haven't developed a draft pick since Mike Conley.