4x All-Star reveals he considered joining Grizzlies last summer: Report

Jan 20, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins reacts against the
Jan 20, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins reacts against the / Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The injury-ravaged Memphis Grizzlies may be amid a truly lackluster 2023-24 campaign that, most likely, will lead to a high-end lottery selection rather than a fourth-consecutive playoff berth but, when fully healthy, they are undoubtedly one of the most promising squads the league has to offer.

Led by the likes of Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, and Jaren Jackson Jr., when intact this core has the makings of being a true title contender and, recently, it was revealed that they almost were able to entice a four-time NBA Champion to bring his wisdom and expertise over this past summer.

Draymond Green considered signing with Grizzlies this past summer

During a recent sit-down with Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green revealed that after declining his $27.6 million player option back in June, he was courted by the Grizzlies on the open market.

Despite being a current rival of the Warriors, as the two had a grueling postseason bout during their last championship run in 2022, Slater revealed that the "threat" of him departing for the 38103 was perceived as legitimate for a short period, as Green noted that he considered it for an "eensy bit of time."

This isn't the first time that Green has stated the Grizzlies had been interested in adding his services to their talent pool, as he revealed during a recent episode of his podcast, the Draymond Green Show, that "they wanted me in free agency."

However, he never gave any indication that there was even a remote possibility that he considered the idea of signing with them... until now.

In the end, of course, Green opted against such a move and, ultimately, agreed to a new four-year, $100 million deal with the Dubs back in early July, thus maintaining the feelings of contempt and disdain Grizzlies fans hold for the four-time All-Star which, interestingly enough, is something Green seems to cherish.