Though the majority of their core has remained intact, the Memphis Grizzlies have endured quite a number of shakeups and rotational alterations since the 2022-23 season.
From their revamped backcourt depth that has added both Marcus Smart and Derrick Rose, to their wing position that now is drowned with serious question marks what with the departure of Dillon Brooks this summer, Taylor Jenkins has seen many of his recently rostered talents come and go over the last several months.
It should come as no surprise that a majority of these cleared-out commodities have already found themselves new employers heading into the upcoming 2023-24 campaign, and, on Thursday, another former Grizzlies player joined this particular category.
Ex-Grizzlies guard Kennedy Chandler lands deal with the Brooklyn Nets
As reported by Brian Lewis of the New York Post, ex-Memphis guard Kennedy Chandler has signed on with the Brooklyn Nets ahead of the regular season’s tip-off.
Selected 38 overall by the Grizzlies during the 2022 NBA Draft, the former Tennessee standout spent the majority of his rookie campaign revolving in and out of the G League suiting up for the Memphis Hustle where he posted solid per-game averages of 14.0 points, 6.0 assists, and 3.8 rebounds.
Chandler also managed to show off some of his potential with the varsity team during his one-year stint in Grind City, as he saw in-game action on 36 separate occasions where he posted averages of 2.2 points, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 rebounds.
Unfortunately, his stay didn’t go on to last an entire season, as the guard wound up being waived by the franchise on April 8, the day before Memphis played their regular season finale.
Equipped with impressive quickness and sheer athleticism, the 21-year-old now takes his talents to the borough of Brooklyn where the team has their sights set on a fourth-consecutive postseason run what with their impressive assortment of players headlined by the budding superstar Mikal Bridges and the hopefully rejuvenated three-time All-Star Ben Simmons.
However, as Erik Slater of ClutchPoints hinted, he’ll likely see more action with their G League team out on Long Island rather than in on-court NBA action… at least for the immediate future.