Grizzlies now have the perfect wing to sign thanks to the Spurs

Taylor Jenkins, Memphis Grizzlies (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)
Taylor Jenkins, Memphis Grizzlies (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports) /

With just days remaining between now and the kick-off of training camp, the Memphis Grizzlies still have a rather polarizing rotational conundrum.

While GM Zach Kleiman managed to make several significant shakeups to Taylor Jenkins’ talent pool this summer, the majority of which seem to have been for the better, as part of this activity they wound up creating a significant hole at the wing position with the departure of long-tenured three, Dillon Brooks, who was sign-and-traded to the Houston Rockets back in July.

To make up for his move to Space City, the Grizzlies have added savvy vet Marcus Smart by means of a blockbuster multi-team trade to provide high-end defensive tenacity and on-court intensity that regularly was showcased by the 27-year-old.

Still, this acquisition ultimately does not make up for the vacancy now left at Memphis’ starting small forward position, for the former Celtics favorite is a natural guard considering his 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame.

In turn, fans and media pundits alike have constantly been pondering the question of who could end up serving as the replacement for Brooks at the position, with a bevy of names from in-house players to outsourced talents having been discussed as potential options.

Recently, one individual whom we at BSB have previously tabbed as being worthy of consideration from Memphis’ front office just entered to open waters of unrestricted free agency, as veteran Reggie Bullock was bought out by the San Antonio Spurs on September 31, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

With this, Kleiman and company should now strongly consider the possibility of scooping him up.

Memphis Grizzlies should consider signing Reggie Bullock via free agency

An 11-year veteran who has made a name for himself as a 3-and-D wing, Bullock seemingly possesses the skill set and expertise that this young yet title-hungry Grizzlies club currently covets.

For his career, the 32-year-old sports solid averages of 7.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game on 38.4 percent shooting from distance and, over the last four, is posting 8.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and just shy of a steal on 37.9 percent shooting from deep.

On top of this, Bullock possesses talents that have received ample praise from many distinguished coaches across the association, such as from the top-notch, defensive-minded headman Tom Thibodeau, and has significant postseason experience that includes him helping the Mavericks come within just three wins of advancing to the NBA Finals back in 2022.

His proven mentorship along with his trusty two-way capabilities could be of great service to this promising Grizzlies team during the 2023-24 season. Should Memphis be able to snag him to the tune of a minimum (or something similar) deal, they should jump at the opportunity to do so.

Bullock could very well prove to be the perfect veteran wing option for this team.