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Why the Memphis Grizzlies should take a chance on Jahlil Okafor

Jan 21, 2019; Memphis, TN, USA; New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor (8) dunks against Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green (0) during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies are no strangers to taking a gamble on a player or giving them a second chance at life in the NBA.

The team has taken fliers on Josh Jackson, Grayson Allen, Justice Winslow, Jarrett Culver, and Kris Dunn with varying degrees of success. They “buy” low on a player, give them a shot to compete on the Grizzlies squad, and see what happens.