3 Intriguing Lineup Options for the Memphis Grizzlies Amid NBA Free Agency

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Lineup No. 3

Before we discuss the final lineup, it should surprise nobody that all three suggestions feature Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. They are the ones providing the franchise with a beacon of hope and excite all the fans. Moreover, if Memphis cannot keep Delon Wright, they will need a backup point guard in the long run and we do not know who that player would be.

So allow us to take a look at the final lineup:

Ja Morant, Grayson Allen, Andre Iguodala, Kyle Anderson, and Jaren Jackson Jr. make up this five-man bunch.

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Here, Memphis goes small by playing Jackson Jr. at the five position and prioritizing ball movement by utilizing two point-forwards and good passers in Iguodala and Anderson.

They can run the floor, share the ball, and hurt opponents in transition. If Allen can knock down three-pointers as he did in college, and Anderson makes fans happy with a slight uptick in his shooting percentages, this lineup can provide good spacing too.

As for defense, how good would this group be in giving rivals a hard time getting buckets? Iguodala is an elite defender — even at the age of 35 — and could help Allen fulfill his potential as a stubborn lockdown defender. Jackson Jr. and Anderson were both starters in the final season of the Grit & Grind era, which is sufficient evidence that they can defend.

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NBA Free Agency has just started and the season is still months away, but it is always fun to entertain these ideas. The Grizzlies may continue to shuffle their roster to create more interesting options in the coming weeks. We will all wait and see.