The Memphis Grizzlies are officially eliminated from playoff contention, but their era of prosperity is really just getting started. With a talented core of players, the Grizz have enough to make waves for years to come. Team GM Zach Kleiman even confirmed that the front office will spend whatever it takes to keep their guys in town for the long haul.
"We're not going to have any issues paying anyone who we want to pay," Kleiman said. "There's never going to be any issue with retention here."
Kleiman emphasized that is what owner Robert Pera wants. Memphis' goal is maintaining team chemistry while working toward winning a championship despite being one of the league's small-market teams. Memphis ranked 10th in the league for merchandise sales recently, with Morant ninth among players.