Because of the amount of talent in this year’s draft, they could develop a package that could land them a high second-round pick in this year’s draft.
Odds are, anything involving only a pick in return would be done on draft night. However, if the Grizzlies see both JaMychal and ZBo in their future plans, they could form a small package that includes Jarell Martin to obtain a second-round pick this season.
With Memphis on the verge of transitioning into a new era, they need to capitalize on this draft class.
There are four players would be ideal for this new era of Grizzlies basketball: Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, Villanova’s Josh Hart and Duke’s Luke Kennard and Grayson Allen (yes, you read that correctly).
All of these players have the ability to contribute immediately and could be major keys in a future core.
Jan 3, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young (0) is congratulated by Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) after a 3-point basket in the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies during a NBA game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
No. 2: Upgrade the bench
The Grizzlies’ bench was uncertain at the start of the season. Now, there’s so much promise and intrigue off the bench.
Zach Randolph is devouring second-unit big men for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight snack. Brandan Wright is back in action, turning Memphis into his personal “Lob City.” Vince Carter is having his best season in Memphis. James Ennis has emerged as a solid 3-and-D wing. Troy Daniels is a human microwave, becoming a fan favorite with his three-point explosions. Finally, they solved their backup point guard woes with Toney Douglas.
Despite all these things, the bench could use one final piece. If an opportunity to upgrade arises, the Grizzlies may have to pounce.
Swaggy P or Lou Will are dynamite scorers who could give the Grizzlies another dimension. While they have Troy Daniels as their microwave scorer, it looks like Fizdale doesn’t trust his lackluster defense that much.
Feb 8, 2017; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (25) and Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green (0) celebrate during the first half against the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
No. 3: Stay put
All of these options seem enticing, but the best option for the Grizzlies is to stay put.
As the team is finally healthy (*knocks on every wood visible*), they’re developing consistency. Because of these returns, they’re might not be a need for a trade.
A healthy Chandler Parsons is better than any player on the market, with the exception of Jimmy Butler or Carmelo Anthony. He brings the shooting and versatility that could make the Grizzlies dangerous in the playoffs.
Simple question: WHERE COULD YOU FIND A BETTER FOURTH BIG MAN? Heck, how many third big men are better than Brandan Wright?
He runs from rim to rim, blocking shots on one end and finishing lobs on the other. He can switch on and stay in front of guards. Wright can also compliment Gasol, Randolph or Green.
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With no “trade-able” pieces, the Grizzlies shouldn’t be eager to make moves. Chandler Parsons and Brandan Wright reaching their full potential tops any mid-season trade acquisition.