The Memphis Grizzlies made it to the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs this past season before being swept by the San Antonio Spurs. It’s clear they have something working for them, but it was also clear in that series with San Antonio that the Grizzlies were still a couple of pieces away from making it to the NBA Finals or potentially winning a title.
One of the things that many people point to as the primary weakness of the Grizzlies in that series was their lack of consistent scoring from their wings. Though Quincy Pondexter and Jerryd Bayless have the ability to fill it up on occasion, they aren’t going to knock down outside shots on a regular basis. In the high-scoring West, that’s something that a team has to have as an aspect of their game.
Apparently Memphis is looking to address those problems with their outside shooting this off-season, though. According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld, the Grizzlies are one of the teams that have shown strong interest in sharp-shooting guard Anthony Morrow.
Morrow barely played last season, but that doesn’t take away what he’s shown he’s able to do over his five-year career. Over those five years, Morrow has averaged 10.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and, most importantly, 42.4 percent from long-range.
Morrow isn’t a superstar, but his obvious niche in this league is to knock down threes for quality teams that need shooting. As an added bonus, he’s going to be extremely affordable this summer because of his struggles and lack of playing time last season. There’s no word on if the Grizzlies’ interest in Morrow is mutual, but it’s clear that this a perfect match between team-need and player.