2. Trey Jemison
As noted, there were several players who wound up being traded prior to Thursday's cutoff, all of whom resided in the frontcourt for the Grizzlies. As a result, Taylor Jenkins now has roughly 43 extra minutes available for the taking within his rotation.
While the vast majority of this time will likely go to their soon-to-be returning talents such as Marcus Smart and Desmond Bane, being the team is presumably committing to a semi-tank, the coaching staff could opt to shell out a bit more playing time to their younger and less-experienced players for the sake of development.
Trey Jemison will likely be a beneficiary of such a plan, as he just recently inked a two-way contract with Memphis for the rest of the season.
An undrafted free agent from this past draft class, Jemison has already seen action in five games with the Grizzlies and has started two along the way. Logging an average of 19.8 minutes thus far into his tenure, the big man finds himself posting 4.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor.
With the Steven Adams trade, the future state of the team's pivot position is in serious question, as they currently have no concrete plan to find a replacement.
Naturally, this situation now presents an opportunity for a guy like Jemison to showcase his worth in an actual NBA rotation and, be it with Memphis or somewhere else, fight for a new payday come next season.
Measuring in at 6-foot-10, 260-pounds the 24-year-old has the makings of being a menacing presence down at the five spot. With these openins in the frontcourt, now it's time for him to try and show his worth.