Here’s who the Memphis Grizzlies should target in free agency


The Memphis Grizzlies’ roster is nearly complete, but certain positions could use veteran depth in free agency.

The Grizzlies selected two first-round picks who are expected to spend most of their time at small forward and power forward. Losing De’Anthony Melton via the David Roddy trade hurts the guard’s overall depth, but picking up Kennedy Chandler at No. 38 overall was a move Memphis felt it couldn’t pass up.

Most of the attention on what the Grizzlies do next starts with Tyus Jones and the backup point guard position. The Grizzlies also have Steven Adams, Brandon Clarke, Xavier Tillman Sr. and Santi Aldama under center. With limited roster space and free-agent negotiations scheduled to begin Thursday at 5 pm, here are other names to watch outside of the backup point guard situation.


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Possible guard targets: Victor Oladipo, Gary Harris, Lance Stephenson, DaVon Reed

The loss of Melton took some depth out of the shooting guard position. Versatile backup ends like John Konchar and Ziaire Williams can play both guards in a pinch, plus Grizzlies draft pick Vince Williams will get a chance to prove himself, but get a guy who has a better game capacity to go along with the substitute point guard will be difficult. critical. Victor Oladipo’s defense shone in Miami while his offensive repertoire was brilliant. Lance Stephenson is a veteran who provided a notable spark when he signed with the Indiana Pacers, and his ability to play three positions fits well with the characteristics of the Grizzlies’ players. Gary Harris can still score and play tenacious defense. Considering he averaged 11.1 points and shot 38% from 3-point range for the Orlando Magic last season, he would be a bargain. An underrated player the Grizzlies might consider is Davon Reed. He gave the Denver Nuggets a boost when he was playing. He is 6ft 5in tall with a bulky body, long arms and great shooting ability. He had a notable sequence in January in which LeBron James tried to attack him in isolation several times, but lost the ball.