3 Trade Targets For Grizzlies To Go “All-In” This Season

Brandon Ingram
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Brandon Ingram – New Orleans Pelicans

The biggest splash the Grizzlies could look to make this season is by going out and trying to trade for Brandon Ingram. The Pelicans are just 12-22 this season and while nothing has been said about his future in New Orleans, Ingram does not need to worry about getting paid moving forward. 

The young All-Star recently put pen to paper on a massive extension last offseason that will pay him over $150M through the 2024-25 season, so he does not need to worry about becoming extension eligible anytime soon. 

Should Brandon Ingram request a trade out of New Orleans ahead of the trade deadline, the organization would surely be scrambling for answers and look to get the best deal they can given that plenty of teams will be inquiring about him. 

Now in his 6th NBA season, Brandon Ingram has averaged 18.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and has shot 46% from the floor to this point in his career. Averaging over 22 points per game for the third consecutive season, the young All-Star forward is exactly the kind of boost Memphis needs next to Ja Morant. 

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In Memphis, Morant, Jackson Jr., and Brooks are a really strong trio and with Desmond Bane emerging as a young scorer, the Grizzlies certainly have a lot of potential to continue building themselves into a real threat. However, they really do not have another player besides Ja Morant that has real All-Star potential. 

Going out and trading for another young All-Stars-like talent in Brandon Ingram could make a ton of sense for this organization, especially since they are currently the 4-seed in the Western Conference.

It takes talent to contend for a spot in the NBA Finals and right now, the Memphis Grizzlies are missing something. 

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They have proven that they can beat teams like the Suns and Warriors this season, but can they do so over the course of a 7-game series? The likely answer is no right now, which is why someone like Brandon Ingram could wind up changing this in favor of the Grizzlies. 

At 24-years-old, Brandon Ingram fits the mold of being a young, versatile talent on this Grizzlies roster and with Ja Morant (22) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (22), this trio could be a force in the Western Conference for a long-time to come.

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.