The 2019 preseason is quickly approaching, so as the offseason winds down, how did the Memphis Grizzlies fare?
The Memphis Grizzlies’ preseason will begin on Sunday, Oct. 6th at home. With one of the craziest NBA summers in what seems like a decade, it’d be fair if you missed something, or even were unaware that the Grizzlies were playing so early in October.
But just because they weren’t making mainstream news everyday like the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, or New York Knicks were doesn’t mean that Memphis had a quite summer. In fact, quite the opposite.
The Ringer ran a story wondering if Memphis had the best offseason in the NBA, and it’s fairly close. Although the Clippers got Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, and the Nets got Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, those may turn out to be small-term investments; the result of a must-win-now mentality.
However, the Grizzlies added a lot in young potential, and identity building pieces. What the West- and East Coast have in immeadiate firepower, Memphis has in long-term, dynasty building pieces. But how did we get here? Let’s take a look at each month of Memphis’ offseason, giving grades to them all, ranging from A+ to F-.
On quick note: I will be talking about the replacements for positions like Head Coach, or players that were let go in the month that the predescor was let go, not in the month the player/executive was signed, simply because to grade those moves we need the full picture.