For all of those who did not want James Harden to come to the Brooklyn Nets, you are being proven wrong night in and night out. Harden has been a welcomed addition to the Nets and has helped get them to the top of the Eastern Conference. This is a team that has been extremely aggressive in pursuit of winning a championship and that can continue at the NBA trade deadline.
When acquiring James Harden, the Nets were forced to part ways with Jarret Allen. They have three of the best players in the game with Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving, but could use a boost down low.
This would take the team to yet another level and balance them on both ends of the floor. If Brooklyn is truly in the market, the Memphis Grizzlies could be an intriguing trade partner.
Memphis could look to shop Jonas Valanciunas at the NBA trade deadline. The big man is having a strong season averaging 15.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies are currently a mediocre team in the Western Conference he could look to and assets for the future.
For the Grizzlies, it is all about putting complementary players around Ja Morant. The second-year player is proving to be a star in this league and one that is going to be good for a long time.
After missing the postseason buy just one game last year, we could see the Grizzlies attempt to improve their lineup. Here is what a potential deal could look like between these two sides.