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The 2020-21 Projected Starting Lineup For The Memphis Grizzlies

The 2020-21 Projected Starting Lineup For The Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies shocked the world last season. They weren't supposed to be in contention for a spot in the playoffs and chances are that they would have gotten the 8th and final seed if it wasn't for the pandemic and the play-in tournament.

The Grizzlies are going through a rebuild and they've already landed two strong building blocks in Jaren Jackson Jr and Ja Morant. Also, they have some nice young players like Brandon Clarke, Grayson Allen, Justise Winslow, and Jontay Porter.

However, it seems like their success from last season is going to be unsustainable this year. They must focus on developing talent and landing more top-tier prospects in the Draft rather than trying to compete right away. Today, we're going to let you know how their starting lineup will look like next season.

Bench: Tyus Jones, De'Anthony Melton, Grayson Allen, Desmond Bane, John Konchar, Marko Guduric, Jahlil Tripp, Mario Hezonja, Justise Winslow, Sean McDermott, Brandon Clarke, Xavier Tillman, Gorgui Dieng, Killian Tillie, Jontay Porter

Point Guard: Ja Morant

Ja Morant

Some people doubted Ja Morant because of his age and the small program he attended in college. Well, it's safe to say that he did more than enough to silence his critics and prove that he's the real deal. Now, the reigning Rookie of the Year will look to be even better in his sophomore season.

Morant posted some impressive stats during his first year in the league. He embraced a leadership role right away and showcased his freakish athleticism and top-notch playmaking skills. He's one of the most entertaining players to watch in the league already.

Shooting Guard: Dillon Brooks



Dillon Brooks is the kind of young player every single coach on earth would love to have. He doesn't complain, he doesn't talk, he just does what he's told and does whatever's best for his team, even if that means giving up a couple of shots.

But make no mistake, Brooks has the ability to knock down huge shots - especially from beyond the arc - when called upon. He's a solid secondary ball-handler, and a better defender than people credit him for. He's not likely to ever become a star, though.

Small Forward: Kyle Anderson

kyle anderson

Kyle Anderson was one of the biggest sleepers in the league when he was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs. And, while it's safe to say that he never broke out as some people thought, he's still a pretty solid role player that can do a little bit of everything.

While he's not fast or athletic, Kyle Anderson is one of the smartest and versatile players you'll find out there. He plays at his own pace and knows how to make the most of his length and court vision. He's a guy that often makes the right play and doesn't make many mistakes.

Power Forward: Jaren Jackson Jr

(via Forbes)

(via Forbes)

The Memphis Grizzlies took a bit of a risk when they drafted Jaren Jackson Jr a couple of years ago but he's proven to be a stud. He's got a huge wingspan and a great understanding of the game and has proven to be efficient and dominant on both ends of the floor.

Jaren Jackson Jr can literally do it all on the court. He's got a sweet shooting stroke and can knock down an occasional three-pointer, block shots, play on the post, and even create for others. He's got all the tools to become a top-notch two-way player.

Center: Jonas Valanciunas

(via the Commercial Appeal)

(via the Commercial Appeal)

Jonas Valanciunas is going to start the year as the Memphis Grizzlies' starting big man but that doesn't mean that he's going to finish the year that way. He's a savvy veteran and as such, he's always likely to be pursuit by other contending teams.

The Grizzlies have Brandon Clarke and Jontay Porter waiting in line to get as many minutes as they can, so perhaps it'll be for the best if they try and move the Lithuanian big man. If not, they'll have one of the best pick-and-roll players in the league.


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