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2. James Wiseman

As recently noted by Bleacher Report's Dan Favale, considering the Grizzlies are currently gunning for a lottery spot rather than a playoff berth, in many ways they are in "prime flier territory."

In other words, Memphis is in a position where they could look to take a risk on a raw talent in hopes of being able to pull out their upside with proper tutalage and overall development.

With this in mind, there may be no sexier "flier" out there for this club to pursue than Detroit Pistons big, James Wiseman.

A Tennessee native and a former player at Memphis University, the 22-year-old's career hasn't gone as well as many had hoped it would when he initially entered the association as the second overall pick back in 2020.

Playing on his second team in four seasons, Wiseman finds himself on the outside looking in on a consistent role within Monty Williams' rotation. That said, despite his regular DNP-status, the big boasts a mesmerizing 6-foot-11 frame with a whopping 7-foot-6 wingspan and a truly impressive brand of athleticism that should have any team in need of center depth intrigued.

His size and skill set suggest that, somewhere locked inside, there's a lethal rim protector and lob threat just waiting to come out and, with their recent track record of successful development (Vince Williams Jr., GG Jackson, etc.) along with the familiarity and comfort that would come with a literal homecoming for Wiseman, the Grizzlies must consider pursuing a low-ball offer for this high-upside prospect.