*Updated July 16, 2013*
Just for fun, we thought we would keep a running list of prospective free agents which the Grizzlies may target,
eliminating those who have signed elsewhere (and noting parenthetically where they signed). Those who have agreed to a contract with the Grizzlies are in green.
DISCLAIMER: This is not to suggest that all of these guys are/were (a) viable or realistic options, (b) a good fit for this team or (c) someone we would endorse signing. It is just a list – for fun – of free agents who could conceivably have been targeted by the Grizzlies. Also, this list is not a ranking of free agents. The order is based mostly upon the order that I randomly thought of players as I typed (then re-ordered to put unsigned guys at the bottom). All that is to say this is not an invitation for you to tell me that J.R. Smith is way better than Toney Douglas, or that the Grizzlies would never sign Nate Robinson, or that you would rather see the team move to San Diego than see Hedo Turkoglu in a Grizzlies jersey. Cool?
Without further ado, the list:
- Tony Allen (Grizzlies)
- Jon Leuer (Grizzlies)
- Jerryd Bayless (Grizzlies)
J.J. Redick (Clippers) Kyle Korver (Hawks) Andre Iguodala (Warriors) Toney Douglas (Warriors) Mike Dunleavy, Jr. (Bulls) Anthony Morrow (Pelicans) Dorrell Wright (Trail Blazers) Marco Belinelli (Spurs) O.J. Mayo (Bucks) J.R. Smith (Knicks) Kevin Martin (Timberwolves) Luigi Datome (Pistons) Carlos Delfino (Bucks) Chase Budinger (Timberwolves) Francisco Garcia (Rockets) Omri Casspi (Rockets) Martell Webster (Wizards) Jarrett Jack (Cavaliers) Matt Barnes (Clippers)
- Nate Robinson
Chauncey Billups (Pistons)
- Mo Williams
Wayne Ellington (Mavericks) Monta Ellis (Mavericks) Andrei Kirilenko (Nets)
- Roger Mason, Jr.
- Ronnie Brewer
- Gary Neal
Nick Young (Lakers)
- Tracy McGrady
- Gerald Henderson
- Daequan Cook
- Hedo Turkoglu
- Luke Babbitt
- Alan Anderson
- Damien Wilkins
- Mickael Pietrus
- Terrence Williams
- Joe Ingles
- Leandro Barbosa
- Daniel Gibson
- D.J. Augustin
- Aaron Brooks
- Austin Daye
- Elliot Williams
Wesley Johnson (Lakers) Corey Brewer (suggested by @MemphisGrind) (Timberwolves)
- Mickaël Gelabale (suggested by @RickTrotter)
- Beno Udrih (suggested by @GreedyNBastards)
- Stephen Jackson (suggested by @GreedyNBastards)
- Greg Oden (suggested by @brianfleming24)
- Chris Douglas-Roberts (suggested by @jmontrealc)
- Linas Kleiza
If there is someone we left off that you think should be added – whether they’ve signed elsewhere or not – give us the name in the comment section below and we will update the list to include them (unless you’re being absurd and suggesting Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, etc.).
I would urge you not to let this be a depressing exercise. This is for fun, so we hope you have fun with it. We will continue to update this list and
eliminate guys who sign elsewhere (or perhaps turning a name green), so keep checking back!
Grind on, Memphis.
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