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Memphis Grizzlies

It’s a little wonder Memphis avoided the bottom two spots in our rankings.
Despite having lottery ability, this group could become uncomfortably close to the luxury tax next season–the past on Chandler Parsons’ onerous deal. What’s worse, this particular group has an outgoing first-rounder hanging over its head. While the pick owed to the Boston Celtics has top-eight security this season and top-six policy the next, it is going to be redeemed in 2021 in case it hasn’t already conveyed.
Who is to say the Grizzlies will not be terrible in 2020-21?
But Memphis has uncovered a franchise anchor in 19-year-old Jaren Jackson Jr., who’s almost solely responsible for this particular standing. The toughest task in rebuilding is incorporating stars, however, the Grizzlies already seem to have found one. Jackson’s per-36-minute averages include 19.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.2 triples and 1.2 steals; that is unprecedented creation for an NBA freshman.
It would help if Jackson had more high-ceiling talent , but possibly Memphis could create a path to a this offseason. After shipping out Marc Gasol, the Grizzlies could cut the cord on the grit-and-grind era for good with a trade of Mike Conley, whose title bounced around plenty near the trade deadline.

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