Jalen Rose: Memphis Grizzlies a legitimate landing spot if Zion Williamson pursues a trade

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Zion to the Memphis Grizzlies? NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 13: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans speaks with David Griffin executive vice president of basketball operations for the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on November 13, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

The Memphis Grizzlies are in the midst of finishing a historic run during the 2021-22 regular season, which has seen the team pushing to finish with the franchise record for most wins in a regular season.

The Grizzlies have been playing fantastic basketball and currently own the second-best record in the entire NBA. They’ve sustained their high level of play even without All-Star Ja Morant in the lineup, who has been nursing a knee injury.

The excellent play and homecourt advantage in the playoffs won’t stop basketball analysts and insiders from talking about what the front office might do to improve the team.

One such proposal comes from Jalen Rose, who recently suggest the Memphis Grizzlies as a trade destination for Zion Williamson if he elects to leave New Orleans.

Would the Memphis Grizzlies trade for Zion Williamson?

NBA legend and ESPN talk show host Jalen Rose recently mentioned the Memphis Grizzlies as a possible landing spot for Zion Williamson, the No. 1 overall pick from the 2019 NBA Draft.

Williams and Ja Morant each grew up and played high school basketball in South Carolina and were teammates in AAU basketball. Could they reunite and form one of the most exciting one-two punches in the NBA?

It’s not clear if Rose has some inside intel, but where there is smoke there’s usually fire. There were rumblings last offseason that Williamson and his family were not happy in New Orleans and want to see the young star on a new team.

Could we see the 2019 No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks teamup in Memphis? We might get some more clarity once the offseason arrives and we learn more about the status of the currently injured Williamson.

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