3 Grizzlies players who could use for a change of scenery

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2. Jake LaRavia

Jake LaRavia showed out during the final month and a half of his sophomore campaign with the Grizzlies, as he posted tremendous averages of 15.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting 37.7 percent from distance.

From his shiftiness in the handles and footwork department to his astounding ability to put the ball in the basket from both far and near, witnessing the 22-year-old show out during this final stretch of the campaign was a welcoming sight to see and provided more clarity regarding why Memphis was so high on his abilities when they nabbed him with the 19 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Of course, what must be remembered is that this level of production was, in large, a direct result of his uptick in usage and minutes, as the Grizzlies had already punted on the season at this point and, in turn, coach Taylor Jenkins pivoted his attention toward developing his younger and lesser-utilized talents.

Come next season, with Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, and Jaren Jackson Jr. all fully healthy and returning to the lineup, this ball club is slated to get back to their win-now mentality, which almost certainly will kick lesser established contributors to the curb in favor of those who are better equipped to aid in their title-hopeful agenda.

Unfortunately for him, even with his productivity in year two, this likely means LaRavia will once again be on the outskirts looking in on a consistent role should he stay put for 2024-25, and it's because of this that a move to a less driven, more rebuild-focused franchise could be a preferable option for the combo forward.

Luckily, with his offensive-minded skill set and enviable 6-foot-8 frame, there would be plenty of teams inquiring about his services should Zach Kleiman and company make him available this offseason.