Memphis Grizzlies 2020-21 NBA Roster – New-Look Roster With Mario Hezonja And Desmond Baynes

Published 12/10/2020, 8:30 AM EST


The Memphis Grizzlies had a good season that ended in cruel disappointment last year. They were tied for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. However, they lost a play-in game to the Portland Trail Blazers in the last moments. Ja Morant was the best player for the Grizzlies and had a wonderful season. Morant won NBA Rookie of the Year for his excellent performances.

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However, the Grizzlies haven’t tinkered with their roster too much this off-season. They only had a second-round pick in the NBA draft, and focused on retaining their core group of players, while adding some reinforcements. Let us take a look at the 2020-21 Memphis Grizzlies roster.

Memphis Grizzlies – New Additions

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Mario Hezonja

Hezonja joined the Grizzlies in a trade between the Celtics, Trail Blazers and Grizzlies. He can offer solid rotation off the bench for the Grizzlies.

Desmond Bane

Bane was drafted by the Boston Celtics. However, he went to the Trailblazers as part of the Kanter trade package. He was the 30th pick in the 2020 NBA draft.

Memphis Grizzlies – Departures

Josh Jackson, Anthony Tolliver

Team News

The Grizzlies re-signed DeAnthony Melton, Jontay Porter, John Konchar during the free-agency period. Melton is perhaps is the most important player they re-signed. He is an excellent defender and can help the Grizzlies improve next season.

Memphis Grizzlies 2020-21 NBA Roster

Front-court

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  • Kyle Anderson
  • Dillon Brooks
  • Brandon Clarke
  • Mario Hezonja
  • Gorgui Deng
  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
  • Sean McDermott
  • Jontay Porter
  • Killian Tillie
  • Xavier Tillman Sr.
  • Jonas Valanciunas
  • Justise Winslow

Back-court

  • Ja Morant
  • Desmond Bane
  • Grayson Allen
  • Marko Guduric
  • Tyus Jones
  • John Konchar
  • DeAnthony Melton
  • Jahlil Trip

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It will be interesting to see how the Memphis Grizzlies perform in the upcoming NBA season. Their lack of movement during free agency and after the lifting of the trade moratorium could come back to haunt them. However, they have a talented roster with a star player in Ja Morant who can help them get out of the slump they have been in recent years.

The Grizzlies kick off the 2020-21 NBA season by facing the San Antonio Spurs on the 23 December, 2020.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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