During this NBA offseason, fans saw Kevin Durant break the hearts of the Oklahoma City Thunder by bolting to the 73-win Golden State Warriors. One of the greatest heroes of the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade, went back to his hometown of Chicago to play for the Bulls. The most underrated move of this offseason, however, might be the addition of Chandler Parsons to the Memphis Grizzlies.
CBS Sports graded the Grizzlies an A- for their work in the offseason. With the additions of versatile players such as Parsons, Wade Baldwin IV and Deyonta Davis, Memphis gained positive recognition from the CBS Sports staff. Davis was projected as potential lottery pick, but he fell all the way to the second round. The Grizzlies also got better in the shooting category by signing Troy Daniels.
Memphis is still going to be a contender, according to CBS:
“The only thing keeping this from being a perfect offseason for the Grizzlies is not quite knowing the impact of going from Dave Joerger to David Fizdale on the sideline. Fizdale was one of the most respected assistant coaches in the NBA, but it's a different deal being the head guy. Memphis handed out the biggest contract in league history to Mike Conley, then capitalized on the situation by bringing in Chandler Parsons for some much needed floor-spacing.
They swung for versatility in the draft with Wade Baldwin and Deyonta Davis, and the signing of Troy Daniels brings another shooter to the team. This franchise could've crumbled this summer but they've bolstered the roster, and Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are still in place. Memphis is still going to be a handful.”
The Grizzlies also received an A- from Bleacher Report:
“Aside from Mike Miller, Parsons may be the best shooter Memphis has rostered during the grit-and-grind era. And he's not even the only quality move it made, as it re-signed Mike Conley, drafted Wade Baldwin IV and Deyonta Davis, and signed veteran shooters Troy Daniels and James Ennis.
Thanks to all the incoming help, the aging Memphis core should be revitalized in 2016-17.”
Until then, the countdown for the 2016-17 season continues on...