2 Trade deadline moves that would boost Grizzlies, 1 they must avoid

With the trade deadline approaching, there are a few moves the Grizzlies should make and others they should steer clear of.

Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies
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Boost: Seek out another frontcourt player

One area Memphis could stand to upgrade is in the frontcourt. Once again, adding another player they plan to keep around long-term would have to be a calculated move that brings in someone who makes sense with the rest of the roster.

However, if they play their cards right, the Grizzlies could end up seriously helping themselves if they find the right role player in the frontcourt. With Steven Adams undergoing season-ending surgery in October, Memphis wound up with a big hole at the center position. Still waiting on the return of Brandon Clarke has not helped matters in the frontcourt either.

The Grizzlies' depleted depth has been one of the main causes of their struggles this season. Being without Adams for the second half of last season and the playoffs definitely had a huge ripple effect on their production, with their rebounding numbers suffering as a result.

Making a play for a player the likes of Washington's Daniel Gafford or Charlotte's Nick Richards could give them not only a boost in the here and now, but flexibility down the road. Much like the LA Clippers when they signed Daniel Theis in Mason Plumlee's absence, the team now has an option to essentially choose to keep one going forward, rekindling assets in the process by dealing the other. Having a similar situation would be wonderful for the Grizzlies.

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