With 14 outings separating now and Ja Morant's first game of eligibility after serving out his league-issued suspension, the slumping Memphis Grizzlies might want to start making some proper adjustments to better support their centerpiece upon his return.
At 2-9, it goes without question that this ball club has some serious issues that need tending to and the superstar guard's arrival shouldn't be viewed as the overarching solution to everything.
In truth, this team could use a bit of bolstering in numerous areas outside of their depleted point guard position, and one way of going about addressing said areas could be by scouring the trade market for some outsourced talents.
When it comes to embarking down the trade route, one of the hottest names currently being floated around is Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine who, on Tuesday evening, was reported as having an “increased openness” of being traded, as per The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Though no one is of the impression that GM Zach Kleiman and company are overtly interested in acquiring the 28-year-old's services, as we noted the other day the Grizzlies don't necessarily need to attain LaVine to be a part of some sort of deal that involves him.
Trade targets Grizzlies could pursue as a third party in a Zach LaVine deal
Memphis could simply look to serve as a third party entity in a blockbuster to help both add in some valuable commodities, make the finances run a bit smoother, and, most importantly, attempt to bring on a fresh new talent in the process.
Should the ball club opt to operate in such a fashion, in the event that a LaVine deal goes down there are a few players, in particular, the Grizzlies might want to pursue.