Jan 20, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince (21) talks to official Michael Smith (38) during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at FedExForum. New Orleans defeated Memphis 95-92. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Memphis Grizzlies looking for a small forward

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Last season, the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference Finals.

Mostly because of injuries, the Grizzlies got off to a poor start this season. That poor start has helped lead them to look for an upgrade at one specific position.

Sam Amick of the USA Today has the scoop.

The Grizzlies aren’t necessarily among the more active teams, but they are known to be perusing their rivals’ rosters in search of an upgrade at the small forward spot. Veteran Tayshaun Prince is having the worst of his 12 seasons as a starter, averaging just 6.0 points (38% shooting overall, 29.5% from three-point range), 3.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 26.7 minutes a game.

As for what kind of player the Grizzlies can realistically target is up in the air.

They aren’t sure whether or not Zach Randolph will opt out of his deal or not so it would be tough to add a lot of money to their payroll.

Of course, they may not need a big upgrade, especially because of the return of the 2012-13 Defensive Player of the Year, Marc Gasol. They are 9-3 since he returned to the lineup.

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Tags: Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies Tayshaun Prince Zach Randolph

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