Does this trade make sense for the Memphis Grizzlies?
Getting Bradley Beal would be huge for Memphis and absolutely move them up in the Western Conference standings next season, but giving up Dillon Brooks, Desmond Bane and Brandon Clarke, as well as Justise Winslow and the 17th pick in this year’s draft is a lot.
Memphis finally has a team of the future that is only going to get better, so while waiting may cost this organization a chance at being special over the next few years, they could be a sustainable playoff contender for many years to come with their current team.
The fact that the Grizzlies have been competitive with the best team in the league in the playoffs this year should definitely be reassuring for their front-office and prove that they are not far off from being something special. Soon, Ja Morant is going to be one of the best point guards in the league and with Dillon Brooks emerging as one of the better two-way players on the wing in the lead, they are going to have a strong backcourt of their own without Beal moving forward.
Desmond Bane had a fantastic rookie season this year and will likely be one the first or second All-Rookie team and Brandon Clarke is expected to make a major leap in his third season with Memphis next year.
It is hard to be patient in the NBA from a front-office perspective and while getting Braldey Beal seems like a great deal for Memphis, giving up all of this value just does not make sense when you have been building this core for years and are on the verge of being something special. The best thing for Memphis to do this offseason is to just be patient again and continue to develop their young talents.