3 Grizzlies who must have strong finishes to regular season

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1. Scotty Pippen Jr.

Scotty Pippen Jr. has already done enough during his time in the 38103 to warrant consideration for a long-term pact with the Grizzlies. Now, over the course of the next couple of weeks, he must convince them that bringing him aboard the roster on a full-time basis is in their best interest.

A point guard talent in the same vein as former fan favorite Tyus Jones, the sophomore has showcased an inate ability to run an offense and serve as a floor general, something that this team lacks outside of Ja Morant even when fully healthy.

Since initially coming across substantial minutes within the rotation, Pippen has posted impressive averages of 12.4 points, 4.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.5 steals while shooting a highly efficient 50.0 percent from the floor and 54.1 percent from distance.

Attached to a two-way deal, the Grizzlies hold his rights through next season or, rather, until the contract's 50-game limit is reached, which indicates that a new contract isn't imminent for the 22-year-old.

However, it goes without saying that he's proven himself to be a solid complementary piece for Memphis to have within their arsenal and wrapping the season up strong could incentivize the franchise to lock his services in for several years to