Report Card Grades for Memphis Grizzlies' 2014 Offseason so Far

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Report Card Grades for Memphis Grizzlies' 2014 Offseason so Far
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The Memphis Grizzlies made moderate roster improvements without any wholesale changes. The Grizzlies kept their core together by retaining Zach Randolph for a couple more years and inserted a bit more support behind them.

Randolph's deal set the tone for the offseason, dictating how much Memphis could spend in free agency. His $16.9 million option (including performance bonuses) narrowed the pool of players they could pursue.

The Grizzlies finished the draft with a couple useful players, although without big splashes. Jordan Adams could be a nice player offensively but doesn't have many tools that address the Grizzlies' needs. Jarnell Stokes was a high-value second-round draftee who should make noise as a heady defender.

With their nearly full roster and payroll position, they made two smart transactions, bringing Beno Udrih back into the fold and grabbing Vince Carter. Carter is one of the biggest names ever roped in by the Grizzlies in free agency.

Follow along for grades on each transaction. Grades are evaluated based on player impact, team needs and, for signed players, cost effectiveness.

Unless otherwise noted, advanced metrics come from basketball-reference.com.

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