The NBA training camps are officially here, so teams will be making their final evaluations on who could be in the starting lineup or even be moved. With the regular season starting in less than a month, organizations do not have much time left to make those decisions. The Memphis Grizzlies were one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of the 2021-22 season.
With a record of 56-26, the team had a solid playoff run before falling to the Golden State Warriors in the conference semifinals. Most importantly, Ja Morant had a breakout year. He earned All-NBA Second Team honors and his first All-Star selection. The guard also won the Most Improved Player award.
With Morant’s rise, the rebuilding mode seems to be over. Now, the Grizzlies look like a playoff team that can compete for big things. However, there are still some pieces that might not fit right now.
With that being said, here are two potential trade candidates for Memphis entering the 2022-23 NBA training camp.
Although he is just 29 years old, Steven Adams is the second-oldest player on the Grizzlies’ current roster. He comes off his first year with the team, coming in a trade involving starting center Jonas Valanciunas. Adams started in all but one of the 76 games he played, averaging 6.9 points and career-bests with 10.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists.