3 trades to help strengthen the Memphis Grizzlies for a run in the playoffs

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The NBA Trade Deadline is fast approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about Memphis Grizzlies trades and how the team’s current trajectory may factor into making moves or standing pat.

Front office executives have said on multiple occasions that they are not going to rush in to building a championship-caliber roster by making short-sided moves at the expense of long-term flexibility.

But, when you are nipping at the heels of the top two teams in the Western Conference, you have to have a discussion about whether or not you should pull the trigger on a trade to shore up any weaknesses in the playoffs.

The Grizzlies need more three-point shooting, someone who can play multiple positions and/or a player that can shore up scoring in the second unit.

There are plenty of reasons to stand pat, but with several players on expiring contracts and the opportunity to secure home court advantage in the playoffs on the cusp of reality, the team should at least entertain offers.

The first player that fits that mold, and someone who is reportedly already on the block.