Memphis Grizzlies: Memphis Should Trade For Austin Rivers
By Mike Elworth: Owner/Publisher
Memphis Trades: Kosta Koufas
Memphis Receives: Austin Rivers and Jeff Withey
- The Grizzlies traded Darrell Arthur for Kosta Koufas earlier in the off season and although he was the starting center for the Nuggets last season, with Memphis already having one of the best centers in the NBA, in Marc Gasol, Koufas would not receive too much playing time and is a luxury on this roster, one that they should use in a trade to help fill a need on the roster. Enter second year player, Austin Rivers. Rivers was an elite scorer in college and although the 10th pick in last summer’s draft had an underwhelming and inefficient rookie season, he still has a lot of potential and fills a big need for the Grizzlies, bench scoring and three point shooting.
Yes, Rivers was incredibly inefficient, really struggled as a rookie and is a risk, he is a risk that could pay off in a big way. He had to learn how to play...