Grizzlies linked to Nets big in possible trade, and it's not Nic Claxton

Brooklyn Nets v Memphis Grizzlies
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This summer, the Memphis Grizzlies will be looking to add more talents to fill out their depleted center rotation. Following the mid-season departures of both Steven Adams and Xavier Tillman, Taylor Jenkins' big man assortment is quite barren, so much so to the point where they he had to regularly roll out lineups with traditional four Jaren Jackson Jr. as the main pivot.

From the upcoming NBA Draft to free agency, this offseason there are bound to be a number of ways in which Zach Kleiman and company could look to address these rotational needs.

However, based on a recent piece penned by Action Network's Matt Moore, the franchise could be open to embarking on the trade route in search of an answer to these woes, as he tabbed a particular Brooklyn Nets big as a possible option to consider.

Grizzlies linked to Nets big Day'Ron Sharpe as possible trade target

Over the past several months, the Grizzlies have been linked to the Nets as being a possible threat to steal away stud center Nic Claxton this offseason, citing their obvious need for a new franchise five and his established relationship with superstar Ja Morant as reasons for such chatter.

Though Moore's latest piece once again involves talk of a Brooklyn big possibly heading out to Grind City, this time it is not for the shot-swatting extraordinaire but, instead, his third-year backup Day'Ron Sharpe.

"The Grizzlies are expected to try and add multiple centers this summer, which is one reason they've been linked to trade-up rumors in the draft. Another name to watch as a potential reserve option is Day'Ron Sharpe from the Nets with one of their bench wings and a second rounder being part of a potential deal."

Matt Moore

Though he has yet to show himself to be of the same ilk as a budding star like Claxton, throughout his tenure with the Nets Sharpe has shown flashes of high-end, two-way versatility that, for a team like the Grizzlies who are in desperate need of added weapons down low, could be of serious intrigue.

Throughout his career, the 2021 first-round selection finds himself boasting impressive averages of 6.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and half a block in just 13.2 minutes a night while sporting a 56.5 percent shooting clip from the floor and a 36.4 percent clip from deep.

While he may have limited run serving as a starter, in his 12 games running in Brooklyn's first five Sharpe is averaging 10.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and a block on 56.1 percent shooting from the floor., which shows that he has the potential to produce admirably in such a role.

Of course, in the hypothetical event that Memphis does trade for him, they may look to him as a continuing to be a change-of-pace reserve option for whoever ultimately wins the starting nod at five, which, still, could prove to benefit the club as it would better flesh out their rather weak frontcourt depth.

Though a move for the likes of Sharpe is merely just speculative at this point in time, bringing on someone of his potential and skills in exchange for a mere backup wing and a second-rounder could prove to be well worth it for the Grizzlies.