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Grizzlies set to dive into trade market

Published May 13, 2024 at 6:04 PM
By: KEVIN BARREAU
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Kevin Barreau
May 13, 2024  (6:04 PM)
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The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly on the prowl in the trade market, eyeing potential deals for their No. 9 overall pick, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe. This comes as no surprise given their tumultuous 23-24 season, which saw star player Ja Morant grappling with a suspension and a season-ending injury. The Grizzlies are clearly in a transitional phase, looking possibly to exchange their lottery pick for a seasoned veteran who can immediately impact the game.

The decision isn't set in stone, though. Memphis is keeping its options wide open, ready to "look at everything." This flexibility is crucial, especially in a draft year that's not exactly bursting with breakout talent. The 2024 NBA draft is widely considered to be one of the weaker pools in recent years, which might thin out potential trade packages for the No. 9 spot.

Trading the pick could be a smart move. It's a strategic pivot, aiming to leverage what might otherwise be a modest draft gain into a veteran who could help stabilize the team. However, the Grizzlies must tread carefully. The trade market can be unpredictable, and securing a deal that genuinely benefits them, considering the draft's perceived depth, will require shrewd negotiating. The question remains: will this gamble pay off and provide the boost Memphis needs? It's a delicate balance, but one that could redefine their rebuild.

Source RealGM: Grizzlies To Explore Trade Market For No. 9 Pick


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