Grizzlies Propose Bayless-Meeks Deal To Lakers
December 24 at 1:15pm CST By Chuck Myron
The Grizzlies are “clearly looking to shake up their roster,” writes Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, who hears from a Lakers source that Memphis offered Jerryd Bayless in return for Jodie Meeks. Such a trade wouldn’t work under the NBA’s salary-matching rules, which would require the Lakers to put additional outgoing salary into the deal to come closer to the $3.135MM Bayless makes this season. Still, the proposal appears to indicate changes could be on the way for the disappointing 12-15 Grizzlies.
Memphis has added James Johnson and Seth Curry in recent days to bolster an injury-depleted roster that’s enduring the long-term absences of Marc Gasol and Quincy Pondexter. It appears the Grizzlies have no interest in a rumored trade that would send Zach Randolph to the Pelicans, Bucher says, though a report yesterday indicated that Memphis might be willing to move Randolph for the right offer.
The Lakers have had their own share of injury troubles, particularly among their point guards, and adding Bayless would help them shore up that position. He’s also a free agent after this season, so he wouldn’t clog up L.A.’s cap space this summer. Still, it doesn’t sound as though the Grizzlies’ proposal has gained any traction
Weezy wrote:I know Bayless has his struggles, but I'd still love to do that deal. Who would be thrown in to make that deal work though?
wcsoldier81 wrote:Nice try Grizz but no ...
I'd rather have a shot to bring Meeks back for cheap at the SG backup than Bayless at the point for next season .
No need to make lateral moves for a PG because our current lack at this position .. anyways Bayless is a scorer 1st PG
Farmar off the bench will be fine for next season
The Laker Link wrote:I'm very disappointed right now. THAT WAS WAY TOO FAR BACK FROM THE LINE.
trodgers wrote:I noticed that Meeks has played more minutes than any other Laker this season. That's a problem in itself. He's not starting material.
borri wrote:trodgers wrote:I noticed that Meeks has played more minutes than any other Laker this season. That's a problem in itself. He's not starting material.
Hell our whole starting lineup is not starting material for the entire year.
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