Finding wings for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Ja Morant

Grizzly Bear Blues
Finding wings for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Ja Morant
Finding wings for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Ja Morant

There's one strength of Mike Budenholzer's that I hope Taylor Jenkins inherits: the ability to develop perimeter players. Over the course of Budenholzer's coaching career, he's elevated the play of his perimeter players. DeMarre Carroll went from non-shooting defensive wing to a coveted 3-and-D player; Kent Bazemore from bench cheerleader to serviceable wing; Taurean Prince from a low-ceiling four-year college player to one of the most underrated young players in basketball; Malcolm Brogdon from solid role player to an elite one; and Khris Middleton from borderline All-Star to a legitimate sidekick for a contender. The Grizzlies have plenty of young wings that Jenkins could mold into a perfect supporting cast alongside Jaren Jackson Jr., Ja Morant, and Brandon Clarke.

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