The Memphis Grizzlies have had a fast-moving offseason. Despite the fact that the core group of the team remains intact in Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., Dillon Brooks, and Kyle Anderson. After a handful of trades, it’s clear that the team’s future is being prioritized over its present-day needs.
I say all of this to point toward one thing — the Grizzlies are one of few teams who look destined to make a midseason trade. Even though it wouldn’t be ideal, it could hugely benefit this team down the road.
Today, I’m going to be going over the three most likely Memphis Grizzlies to be traded during the 2021-22 season.
Player No. 1: Memphis Grizzlies PG Tyus Jones has been on the trade block for a while and may need to add to his resume
The most obvious choice for a midseason trade is Tyus Jones, who has been on the trade block in Memphis for a long time. The front office likely does not want to overpay a player who will be stuck as Morant’s backup, and as a result, are looking to salvage any value that they can.
Jones, however, hasn’t been involved in any trades thus far. Heck, there haven’t even been any rumors with his name attached — not even weak Twitter rumors.
Even though Jones had an impressive 2020-21 season, he may not have done enough to impress other teams. For this reason, it could benefit everybody for Jones to stay on the Grizzlies’ roster and improve his resume before a midseason trade.