"Assuming Marc [Gasol] and Mike [Conley] come back healthy, I think we have a couple of surrounding pieces that are younger players that are going to make a positive impact," he said. "We'll get another good player in this draft. I see no reason why we can't return to being a 50-win-plus team."
Gasol played in 73 of the team's 82 regular-season games, but he did deal with a groin injury late in the year.
Conley appeared in just 12 contests because of Achilles and heel injuries.
While the star point guard's absence played a major role in Memphis' struggles, the roster also lacks the necessary depth to seriously contend in a loaded Western Conference led by the two-time reigning champion Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.
The Grizzlies do own the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft. That will be enough to add one of the class' most coveted prospects, a group that includes Arizona center Deandre Ayton, Duke power forward Marvin Bagley III, Real Madrid shooting guard Luka Doncic and Oklahoma point guard Trae Young.
It's unclear whether that will be enough to push the Grizz back into the postseason, but Pera is hopeful the luck will fall their way next season, per Tillery.
"In the NBA there are some things you can control; there are some things you can't control," Pera said. "There's some luck and chance involved, too. This year injuries set us back. ... If we're healthy, I expect us to be very competitive."
For what it's worth, OddsShark noted Memphis is tied for the highest odds to win the 2019 NBA title at 500-1.