The Memphis Grizzlies have a young roster that is far from perfect. That said, this team has relative stability in every single position on the roster. From point guard to center, they’ve got a secure starter in every spot and don’t have any clear holes on the depth chart.
But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be fully invested in the NBA Draft.
Despite having a deep roster, the Grizzlies have lots of areas that they could improve upon in 2021. Their 3-point shooting has been subpar and they’re had their fair share of struggles with depth from the three to the five spots.
Today, we’ll be looking at 3 wing players that the Grizzlies should target in the 2021 NBA Draft.
Memphis Grizzlies NBA Draft Prospect: Franz Wagner
Franz Wagner is getting the shortest description because we’ve already discussed him as an option in the 2021 NBA Draft. That said, nothing has changed that would make the Grizzlies want to shy away from the Michigan forward.
Wagner was a key part of a Wolverines team that seemingly came out of nowhere in the 2020-21 season. They were in the top five for most of the year and did this on the back of Wagner, Isaiah Livers, and Hunter Dickinson.
For Michigan, Wagner served as a strong all-around player. He can shoot the ball well and function as a scorer, but more importantly, he is an elite defender. He wouldn’t win the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award, but many fans believe that he was snubbed.
He averaged 1.3 steals and a block per game, locking up any player that he was faced off against. At 6’9″, his size helped him in a huge way at the NCAA level and could be a big advantage in the NBA.
The Grizzlies may already be a strong defensive team, but they won’t shy away from adding more defensive potential to the roster.