4 Grizzlies who could be dangled in trades this offseason

Oct 27, 2023; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Marcus Smart (36) shoots during the
Oct 27, 2023; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Marcus Smart (36) shoots during the / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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The Memphis Grizzlies may have just finished off 2023-24 with the seventh-worst record in the entire association, but they're still likely approaching this year's offseason with a win-now mentality.

Though there were a slew of in-game issues and lackluster production from both the coaching staff and players at times, easily the biggest difference between this year's 27-55 campaign and their 51-31 run during the year prior was health or, rather, a lack thereof.

When at full strength, this Grizzlies team is viewed as a legitimate title contender, and, with guys like Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, and Jaren Jackson Jr. leading the charge it's easy to see why.

Still, simply banking on these players and the team's other core commodities staving off injuries is not going to cut it if they want to reclaim their status as a top-tier threat to take home the Larry O'Brien Trophy in 2024-25.

This summer is a time when Zach Kleiman and co. can strengthen this club's odds of contending once again, and, while the upcoming NBA Draft provides them with an opportunity to add on some young and cost-efficient players to help bolster their talent pool, the always entertaining idea of pursuing upgrades on the trade block may also be a viable course of action for the front office.

Grizzlies players who could be dangled on the trade market this summer

In any hypothetical exchange the Grizzlies look to take part in, it, of course, will require them to offload assets of their own to make such moves feasible.

Though the likes of Morant, Bane, and Jackson are without question residing in the "untouchable" camp, the rest of Memphis' roster could be up for grabs at the right price. As for who of the bunch are the most likely to be shopped around, there are a few names fans and, frankly, the rest of the league should be keeping an eye out for.

John Konchar

Among the most likely to be shopped around this offseason is fifth-year veteran, John Konchar.

A tweener talent who can slot in at either the two or three, the 28-year-old is a talent who sports plenty of qualities that could interest a bevy of teams across the association, and boasts a price tag that would even have cash-strapped title contenders inquiring about his availability.

Possessing always coveted 3-and-D attributes at the wing position, Konchar holds career averages of 12.1 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1.1 blocks per 100 possessions on 47.0 percent shooting from the floor and 36.0 percent shooting from deep while registering a +1.9 defensive box plus-minus along the way.

At just $6.1 million on average over the next three seasons, his services reportedly already drew in attention from teams earlier this past season and, between now and next year's campaign, it should be expected that his name will once again find itself floating around the trade rumor mill.