Predicting the Grizzlies' perfect starting lineup after ideal offseason

If Memphis pulls off a dream offseason, this is what their starting lineup could look like on opening night.
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Point Guard: Ja Morant

And now for perhaps the most obvious selection for any position. He may have had a few hiccups and controversies, but Ja Morant is clearly still the Grizzlies' point guard as well as the face of the franchise and their best player all rolled into one. Memphis will undoubtedly roll forward with Ja as their cornerstone, and doing so should give them their best chance of becoming a Western Conference powerhouse once again.

Morant played just nine games this past season, so we were not truly able to see the full extent of his progression from the previous offseason. But if it is in line with his previous trajectory, we could be talking about a potential top 10 player in the league. Ja's biggest jump in his career to this point came in year three, where he increased his scoring average by over eight points and earned the Most Improved Player award, getting himself on the All-NBA second team in the process.

He quickly elevated himself to the level of one of the best point guards in the association with his stellar driving ability and highly proficient playmaking skills. Ja Morant will ultimately determine how far the Grizzlies go next season and what this group's ceiling is long-term. Suffice to say, everyone in the organization will be positively thrilled to get their franchise player back for a full season again.