3 glaring weaknesses Grizzlies must address this offseason

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
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Assuming they'll be fully healthy next season, this Grizzlies team truly seems to have the makings of being one of the absolute best starting lineups in the entire association, with guys like Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, and Jaren Jackson Jr. all expected to be in tow.

That said, even with this tantalizing trio, Jenkins' first five unit still has a serious question mark attached to it, and that's their pivot position.

Following the mid-season departures of both Steven Adams and Xavier Tillman this year, it's painfully evident that Memphis lacks any real firepower down at the five spot.

This summer, it should go without saying that the front office must look into finding a solution to this major rotational weakness and, fortunately, GM Zach Kleiman himself has already made it clear that his sights are set on addressing the position.

"From a roster-building standpoint, I think we see the value of having a more traditional or true big. We've seen Jaren [Jackson Jr.] successful in those type of lineups as well."

Zach Kleiman

As a result of their lackluster finish to the season, the Grizzlies find themselves heading into this June's draft with the rights to a top-14 selection at the least, with odds currently showing they have as high as a 7.5 percent chance to claim the top slot.

Be it with their lofty pick, free agency, or the always entertaining trade route, Memphis must find a trusty answer to have man the middle by next October.

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