5 Grizzlies at risk of being traded this summer

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The 2023-24 NBA season has been a lost one for the Memphis Grizzlies, as injuries ruined what could’ve been. The Grizz have dealt with crushing injuries to Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, and Marcus Smart, who have missed a combined 96 games, due to injury.

Morant has missed an additional 25 games, due to suspension and came back with a bang, averaging 28.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 8.5 assists, and 50.6 percent from the field through his first four games. Morant’s return inspired hope to Grizzlies fans, who believed he was capable of lifting the team out of their 6-19 start and into the play-in tournament.

Memphis would arguably be one of the better teams in the league, assuming they were fully healthy.

The Grizzlies will surely be using the offseason to bolster the team into a championship contender, as they still expect to be one of the better young teams in the Western Conference, when given a clean bill of health.

With that being said, let’s take a look at five players who will likely be on the move this summer.

5. Luke Kennard

Luke Kennard has proven value as a long-range shooter. The dude led the league in 3-point percentage for two consecutive seasons and made 54 percent of his treys in 2022-23, which is video game-esque.

This season, he's made 46.1 percent of his treys but he hasn't been as consistent as one would like. Part of the issue has been the lack of playmaking and point guard play, as role players need shot creators around them.

This is even more of the case with 3-point shooters.

Kennard holds a team option worth $14.8 million, so the Grizzlies could pick it up and move him this summer, giving him value as both a proven shooter and an expiring salary.