5 Trades to fill Memphis Grizzlies biggest holes

The Grizzlies could look to buy key pieces before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.
Memphis Grizzlies, Ja Morant
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1. Memphis finds another star

The Grizzlies have the worst offensive rating in the league this season. Since Ja Morant returned from suspension on Dec. 19, they have only improved to 25th. Memphis has three 20-point-per-game scorers but needs a bit more firepower. Marcus Smart is a strong fourth option, but the Grizzlies have no idea who is scoring behind him on any night.

Does Memphis take a massive swing and try to land another star? They need top-end talent if they are going to make a deep playoff run. Why not take a swing on an All-Star and try to make things work?

Grizz get Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen and Kelly Olynyk are plus-shooting big men who will help transform the Grizzlies' offense. Memphis would no longer have a bruising center like Adams, but they could space the floor and create mismatches. Markkanen would likely be the number two in Memphis behind Morant and could help the Grizzlies get to another level.

It would cost Memphis a massive haul, including three first-round picks, but that is the price to land a star.

The Memphis Grizzlies should explore every option before the Feb. 8 trade deadline. Whether it is a blockbuster move or just adding a role player, the franchise should look to keep building. They have a strong core and could be back in contention in no time.