5 Young players the Grizzlies should develop, 3 to give up on

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Don’t Develop: Isaiah Todd

Todd was the first pick in the second round in 2021 after one year with the G League Ignite. The 6’10 forward showed flashes, but he was a development project. Todd has played a total of 135 NBA minutes in his first two seasons, and he was traded twice this offseason to wind up in Memphis.

Todd has mostly played in the G League to this point, and he has failed to dominate. Over 72 regular season games, the 6’10 forward averaged 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds on 39.0 percent shooting from the field and 30.9 percent on his threes.

The Memphis Grizzlies traded for Isaiah Todd. The 21-year-old still has potential, but there has not been a ton to like early in his career. They may try to iron out his jumper and help him improve on the defensive end, but he is years away from being a nightly contributor in the NBA.

Isaiah Todd is set to make $1.8 million this season and has a team option for next season at just under $2 million. It is an affordable contract, but the Grizzlies should have no issues moving on because the 6’10 forward has failed to prove himself in his first two NBA seasons.