The Memphis Grizzlies were interested in a major upgrade and pursued a number of options in a strategy that was a departure from their emphasis on the draft.
"They tried really hard [on] OG Anunoby and Mikal Bridges," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "I think those kind of wing players they felt could catapult them."
The Grizzlies reportedly offered three future first round picks to the Toronto Raptors for Anunoby.
Wojnarowski has also reported that the Grizzlies could revisit those talks in the offseason.