4. Grizzlies get a big man from the Knicks
Mitchell Robinson has been in trade rumors, and the Knicks are reportedly asking for multiple first-round picks. The seven-footer is a proven starter and one of the league’s best shot-blockers. Last season, Robinson averaged 7.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks in 27.0 minutes per game.
New York wants to stay in contention but is searching for a star. Could a first-round pick plus a young talent be enough to convince the Knicks to part with Mitch Rob? It could be the difference in New York landing Joel Embiid or another superstar next summer. It also opens up their center spot.
The Grizzlies want a big man patrolling the paint next to Jaren Jackson Jr., and Robinson gives them a similar option to Adams. They are two of the best offensive rebounders in the league, and Mitch Rob offers Memphis a shot-blocking and rim-protection upgrade.
Could the Grizzlies convince the Knicks to take Adams, Santi Aldama, and two draft picks? Aldama could be New York’s backup behind Isaiah Hartenstein. The Knicks also get an unprotected first-round pick and a second-rounder in 2026. Getting an unprotected first is key as it improves New York’s odds of landing a superstar whenever one hits the market.