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Core 4: Upside at the Shooting Guard Spot

The Grizzlies have had some surprising pieces emerge as interesting spots.

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Ever since Tony Allen left, the Memphis Grizzlies have had a hole at the shooting guard spot they’ve been trying to fill. Whether it was Andrew Harrison, Wayne Selden, Garrett Temple, or Avery Bradley, the Grizzlies just haven’t found the answer.

This year may lead to some answers.

Granted, it’s far too early in the rebuild to suggest that any of these players are a part of the long-term future, but three guys have performed at a nice level, drawing optimism about the prospects of their long-term future. Gunner Dillon Brooks is scoring at a career-best clip and has been the team’s best perimeter scorer since Rudy Gay. The easy-to-boo Grayson Allen has given the fans something to cheer for with his sweet three-point shooting and hustle. De’Anthony Melton has been a two-way menace so far, and the Grizzlies are statistically way better with him on the court than off.

I caught up with Connor Dunning from the Giannotto and Jeffrey Show on 92.9 ESPN to talk about the Grizzlies’ two-guards, answering questions about their upside and fits with the current and long-term plan.

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