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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Luke Kennard

Staying with the trend of players who were rumored to have brought in trade intruige from opposing teams during the regular season, Luke Kennard is another name that could very well wind up on the block this summer.

One of the game's best long-range snipers, throughout his seven-year career the former Duke Blue Devil has cashed in on 43.9 percent of his three-point attempts, and this number has only skyrocketed to 48.3 percent since joining the Grizzlies mid-way through 2022-23.

Heck, even during an injury-plagued season like this one, he still found himself posting 11.0 points per game on 45.0 percent shooting from deep, the second-best mark in the entire association behind only Phoenix's Grayson Allen.

In the past, his skill set has proven to be a real compliment to this Memphis team, especially when playing alongside rim-runners and kick-out artists such as Ja Morant, and, if held onto, he will likely once again prove to be a solid asset within coach Taylor Jenkins' rotation.

Of course, two things to keep in mind are his lower leg injuries that held him to just 39 games this year and his team option for next season.

Considering the injury woes the Grizzlies just endured, they may be a bit hesitant to commit $14.7 million to a somewhat one-dimensional player with nagging ankle ailments, especially when considering they are slated to have the seventh-highest payroll in the league.

In the event that they feel holding onto him may be too grave of a risk for them to take, turning down his fourth and final year under contract could very well be a possibility for the franchise, though trading him for any semblance of an asset would likely be the more valuable decision to make.