Memphis Grizzlies NBA Free Agency Guide

Jonas Valanciunas and Delon Wright were traded to the Memphis Grizzliesin February (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Jonas Valanciunas and Delon Wright were traded to the Memphis Grizzliesin February (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Memphis Grizzlies NBA Free Agency
Memphis Grizzlies NBA Free Agency (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) /

NBA Free Agency Targets

Again, the extent of Memphis’ cap space will be difficult to predict. It largely rests on the free agencies of Jonas Valanciunas and Delon Wright, both of whom the Grizzlies would be wise to retain.

So let’s proceed under the assumption that JV re-ups with the Grizzlies for something in the 4 years, $40 million range, and an offer for Delon is matched for slightly less. Memphis’ practical cap space is thus exhausted (and then some), leaving them with the mid-level exception.

Capped at $5.7 million to sign a youngish shooter, the Memphis Grizzlies’ options are limited, but they could consider targeting.

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Glenn Robinson III

Glenn Robinson III is a hyper-athletic tweener who could be had on the cheap. He had shot 39.2% and 42.9% from three the past two seasons, before cratering to 29% in Detroit last year. That figure seems like bad variance; a new team with a real point guard could be the difference.

Seth Curry

If you are looking for shooting on the cheap, it is hard to do much better than the other Curry. Seth Curry shot 45% from deep last year (3rd in NBA), while making just a hair under $3 million. The MLE would represent a sizable raise for him, and at 28, he is not too old for Memphis’ core.

Troy Daniels

Oh, hey, don’t I…know you from somewhere? Oh, right. Memphis dumped Troy Daniels on Phoenix before the 2017 season, despite him being a career 40% shooter from distance. At 27, coming off a $3.33 million salary, it is not too late for a second chance.

Kelly Oubre

Kelly Oubre may or may not take the MLE, but it is more likely than trading MarShon Brooks for him.

Reggie Bullock

Reggie Bullock is an explosive gunner (career 39.2% from three) who has toiled around some pretty dysfunctional offenses. He got lost in the riptide of the post-LeBron James Lakers last year, and could potentially look for a new home.

Rodney Hood

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Rodney Hood has been a mercurial and inconsistent talent. He has had trouble establishing a consistent role across three franchises, but could complement a young team in need of wing scoring. Still just 26, he is yet to play much expectation-free basketball, which Memphis could set him up for.