Trying make a big leap in the Western Conference standings next season, the Memphis Grizzlies have had an active start to their offseason. First trading away Jonas Valancunias to the Pelicans in exchange for Steven Adams, and now they’ve acquired Rajon Rondo and Daniel Oturu for Eric Bledsoe.
This was a great trade for the Grizzlies to make because Bledsoe had no desire to play for them and they needed another guard and center. These moves also play into Memphis’ continued plan to get as much help as possible for franchise superstar Ja Morant. With all this said, let’s take a look at the three ways the Grizzlies vastly improved their roster after the Eric Bledsoe trade with the Clippers.
Rajon Rondo will help Ja Morant to develop with Grizzlies
With the Grizzlies entering the trade market aggressively during the 2021 NBA offseason, they’ve made the addition of another key veteran in Rajon Rondo. Rondo makes for an ideal backcourt mate to Ja Morant and can provide him with mentorship and veteran leadership throughout the entirety of the 2021-22 NBA season. This will be huge for Memphis, especially considering how much Morant’s game elevated this past year that showcased his All-Star ceiling.
Hard to find a better partner-in-crime for Morant than a two-time NBA champion and an All-Star caliber point guard. As one of the best floor general’s the game’s ever seen, Rondo will undoubtedly make everyone around him better and give the Grizzlies an electric starting lineup that will climbs the ranks of the Western Conference and make for a potential upset threat in the playoffs. With the addition of Rondo, the Grizzles vastly improve their backcourt and give Ja Morant the perfect veteran to complement his game.