Way up here in the clouds is the only place you'll find a J.J. Redick deal involving the Grizzlies. The reality is that Griz brass is trying to be opportunistic today in hopes of getting something for nothing at the 11th hour (Orlando has made it clear Redick can't be had for anything less than a first-round pick). As of this morning, the Griz were looking at their exceptions one of three ways: 1) acquiring a guard/swingman they like from the end of another team's bench 2) grabbing an established big man only if he's accompanied by a second-round pick 3) not using the exception at all. The Griz need more size and could always use more shooting. However, they don't want to acquire a guard who has no shot at cracking the rotation. It's been difficult enough for Austin Daye to get minutes now that Quincy Pondexter is healthy. So don't be too surprised if the Griz did something minor today or nothing at all. But as is the case at the trade deadline, you can always expect the unexpected. Doing nothing would mean the team would likely pick up a D-League player they like to occupy the 13th roster spot. Memphis must have the NBA minimum 13-man roster by Wednesday.
Deadline day: Griz may not deal
Memphis Commercial Appeal | Feb 21