The Dream starting 5 for the Grizzlies 5 years from now

Memphis Grizzlies, Ja Morant. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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Memphis Grizzlies, Desmond Bane
Memphis Grizzlies, Desmond Bane. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports /

SG: Desmond Bane

Bane has quickly gone from the final pick of the first round in 2020 to a future star. The 6’5 wing averaged 21.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.0 steal in 31.7 minutes per game last season. He shot 47.8 percent from the field, 40.8 percent on his threes, and 88.3 percent from the free throw line.

Bane figures to take over as the number one scoring option with Ja Morant suspended to start the season, and it will be a chance for him to further spread his wings.

The 25-year-old is an elite shooter and scorer with room to grow. There have been significant offensive leaps every year. Can Bane average 25 points per game this season and further improve his efficiency? The Grizzlies will certainly need more while Morant is out, and Bane will be ready to deliver.

In five years, Bane will be 30 and smack in the middle of his prime. The Grizzlies backcourt duo will have played eight years together and should be one of the best in the league. Memphis needs Bane’s ability to space the floor and create off the dribble to open things up for Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. The 6’5 wing is signed through the 2028-29 season and should remain with the Grizzlies as they look to take the next step.

With two elite players in the backcourt, the Memphis Grizzlies should be focused on putting defense and floor spacing around them.