The Memphis Grizzlies have been arguably the most active team in the NBA when it comes to making trades this offseason. As of this writing, the Grizzlies have completed five trades already.
Memphis made three trades during the 2021 NBA Draft alone. They took on the contracts of Eric Bledsoe and Steven Adams from the New Orleans Pelicans, along with a 2022 first-round pick via the Los Angeles Lakers, in exchange for Jonas Valanciuas. The teams also swapped first and second-round picks in the 2021 NBA Draft, with Memphis moving up in both rounds.
Two more Memphis trades became official the same day. They swapped second-round picks in the 2021 NBA Draft with the Utah Jazz, sending a 2026 second rounder to Utah as well. Grayson Allen was sent to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Sam Merrill and two future second-round picks.
Bledsoe wasn’t long for Memphis, as he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for Rajon Rondo, Patrick Beverley and Daniel Oturu. Beverley barely had a chance to get into town before he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Juancho Hernangomez and Jarrett Culver.
Memphis’s roster now sits at 18 guaranteed contracts, so more deals will be coming before the start of the season. Rondo is likely going to be on the move, but Dillon Brooks and Kyle Anderson have also had their names pop up recently as possibilities to be on the move.
Both players would draw considerable interest given their team-friendly contracts and production. One team to keep an eye on is the Cleveland Cavaliers. What could a trade involving Brooks to Cleveland look like?
Let’s take a look at this hypothetical NBA trade scenario between the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland avaliers that land Brooks in Cleveland.