3 player Grizzlies should immediately look to trade for on December 15

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1. Andre Drummond

Though his contract may not be under the same constraints as the other two players mentioned here today, as his deal was merely picked up for a second-year option, come the unofficial start to trade season Andre Drummond is unequivocally a player the Grizzlies should consider targeting in a deal.

While the wing position is the area on the roster that is most often tabbed as being in need of bolstering, since Steven Adams underwent an unfortunate season-ending knee surgery the pivot has been equally as in need of tinkering, if not more so.

During these early stages of the campaign, there have been many names tabbed as being worthwhile options that should be considered, with players ranging from current stars to simple role-fillers, but recently the concept of pursuing the likes of Drummond was broached in a piece by Bleacher Report's Dan Favale and since then we haven't been able to see any true downside.

A two-time All-Star and four-time NBA rebounding champion, the 6-foot-11, 280-pound pivot would provide a similar brand of size and second-chance opportunity efforts that Adams generally has when healthy.

Though no longer the star he once was, since 2020-21 the 30-year-old has posted solid per-game averages of 8.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and just shy of a block on 54.1 percent shooting from the field all while boasting an astounding offensive rebounding percentage of 17.5 throughout this span (comparatively, Adams boasts a percentage of 17.2 during this same period).

With his particular set of skills coupled with the fact that his expiring $6.5 million contract could be fully absorbed into their Brooks TPE, there are a slew of reasons why the Grizzlies should strongly consider kicking off trade season with a deal for the likes of Bulls big, Andre Drummond.