Grizzlies urged to sign 5-year veteran guard in free agency

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While their recent triumph over the New Orleans Pelicans has drawn a tremendous amount of attention and positive excitement, one mustn't forget that the Memphis Grizzlies are still just 7-19 and five spots behind the Los Angeles Lakers for a top-eight seed in the Western Conference standings.

In order for this team to get back to a place of relevancy in an attempt to salvage this season, it appears rather evident that just getting Ja Morant back in the rotation may not be enough to successfully lead them on the road to redemption.

GM Zach Kleiman should actively be looking to make some in-season moves to try and bolster coach Taylor Jenkins' assortment of talent and, while there are many differing thoughts on who Memphis should be targeting, recently Bleacher Report's Zach Buckley tabbed fifth-year veteran Terence Davis as a "sneak" pick up the ball club must consider pursuing.

Terence Davis tabbed as 'sneaky' target for Memphis Grizzlies

"If the Grizzlies hope to salvage anything from this season, they're already up against the clock to make a run. They might need to throw caution to the wind here, meaning they could look past Terence Davis' shortcomings and simply hope his tools and talents translate to more substantial contributions than they have in the past.

His highlights are loud, and sometimes his stat lines are, too. He averaged a career-low 13.1 minutes for the Sacramento Kings last season, and he still popped for 20-plus points five different times."

Zach Buckley on Terence Davis

A high-flying, uber athletic guard Davis has established himself as a quality rotation player throughout his tenure in the association and a highly effective spark plug off for a team while coming off the pine.

Since 2020-21, the 26-year-old has posted impressive averages of 8.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists while shooting 35.8 percent from deep.

Though Buckley was quick to note his inconsistencies during his time in the association -- last season alone he would follow up a 31-point outburst with five straight games scoring five or fewer points --, he believes that considering the semi-desperate situation the Grizzlies find themselves in they may be willing to look past this aspect of his game in a chase for his upside.

Currently, Davis is suiting up for the Rip City Remix in the NBA G League where he is posting averages of 20 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals on 51.7 percent from the floor and 55.6 percent from distance.