The Memphis Grizzlies broke some seriously grueling news this past Sunday, as it was announced via their PR team that center Steven Adams will miss the entirety of the 2023-24 season as he opts to undergo surgery to repair his right posterior cruciate ligament.
Considering just how vital he has proven to be for this club throughout his tenure in Grind City, it goes without saying that his absence will be sorely felt.
However, when taking into account just how poorly they faired without his services last season while dealing with the same ailment, it is the belief of both fans and pundits alike that the front office should now be focusing all their attention on finding a serviceable replacement for him down at the five.
Pass or pursue on recently proposed Memphis Grizzlies trade ideas
Looking at their current depth chart, it appears that Memphis rosters no option head coach Taylor Jenkins should feel confident in thrusting into the starting lineup in Adams’ place. Not even last season’s alternative pivot, Xavier Tillman, seems to be an ideal candidate for this title-hopeful squad.
Because of this, GM Zach Kleiman is being urged to scour the trade market in an effort to acquire an outsourced upgrade at the position and, when looking across the association, there are certainly a few names that are worthy of the club’s consideration.
Recently, FanSided’s own Christopher Kline penned a piece where he constructed a few possible transactions that he suggests the Grizzlies should consider executing should they wish to properly structure their frontcourt.
Today, we at BSB take a look at these particular trades and determine whether Kleiman and co. should pass on such an exchange or if they should actively try to pursue it.