Memphis Grizzlies: 3 players who are still at risk of being traded

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The Memphis Grizzlies made a lot of changes in the deeper parts of their roster this offseason, letting players like Justise Winslow go while they brought in other potential assets like Kris Dunn and Jarrett Culver.

There are six new faces on the squad this year including guys like Dunn, Culver, Steven Adams, Ziaire Williams, Santi Aldama, and Sam Merrill.

But this roster feels far from secure. Even though most teams have their full 15-man rotation figured out, the Grizzlies’ offseason feels incomplete — some players could still be at risk of being traded or even cut. Today, I’m going to go over each of those players.

Player No. 1: Experienced Memphis Grizzlies F Kyle Anderson’s spot doesn’t feel as secure as it once did

It feels silly to be talking about the possibility of trading Kyle Anderson at this point in the offseason. If somebody wanted him, they would have reached out by now… right?

Anderson was a huge part of the Grizzlies’ playoff run last season, filling in for an injured Jaren Jackson Jr. and having the best season of his career on the stat sheet. Slow-Mo averaged a career-high 12.4 points per game and a career-high 36% three-point shooting on the year.

The logic behind trading him is still there though — with Jackson back, Anderson’s role on this team shrinks drastically. This was immediately evident by the fact that he is seemingly a bench player in Taylor Jenkins’ eyes, even without Dillon Brooks in the game.

If Jenkins is unwilling to play Anderson at the three spot, he won’t be playing as much basketball as he’d like. The Grizzlies will not find a better time to trade Anderson, as he is at peak value and won’t reach this level of play again without another injury to JJJ.