3 ambitious trade targets Grizzlies should pursue

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2. Nikola Vucevic

As noted, there are a number of areas within Memphis' rotation that could use for some sort of talent boost, with the wing position being the most talked about to date. That said, a close second is their center spot which, since the unfortunate Steven Adams surgery news from earlier this year, has been in rather rough shape.

With this, perhaps searching for an upgrade over the likes of current filler starter Bismack Biyombo could be a savvy move for Kleiman and company to make during this year's trade season and, should they be open to making a splash, Nikola Vucevic just might be an optimal choice to consider.

A four-time NBA All-Star, now in year 13 the big man still finds himself producing at a similarly high rate as he's currently posting stellar averages of 16.4 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.3 assist, and just shy of a block per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field.

While not much of a three-point specialist (shoots 34.5 percent from deep for his career), Vucevic has a sweet mid-range jumper that would do wonders with unclogging the lane on offense for when the oft-driving Morant makes his return while his big-bodied, 6-foot-10, 260-pound frame paired with Jackson Jr. would add to their menacing low-post presence on defense similar to Adams.

Of course, the most substantial dilemma with any move for the Bulls big is that they'd not only have to match his $18.5 million salary with outgoing assets but would also be committing to two more years of his services, as his $60 million salary runs through 2025-26.

However, assuming their goal is to sustain a win-now mentality for the foreseeable future, trading for someone of Vucevic's ilk may be a worthwhile transaction to pursue.