2. Pascal Siakam
Throughout the summer, fans and media pundits alike have been imploring the Grizzlies to try and cash in on their bevy of trade chips acquired over the last few years by bringing on an established, in-his-prime difference-maker.
More often than not, the extension-eligible Pascal Siakam has been tabbed as an option to fill such a role, and, considering his championship experience and particular skill set, it’s easy to see why.
An all-around contributor, despite possessing the build of a frontcourt player with his 6-foot-8 frame and 7-foot-3 wingspan the 29-year-old has plenty of backcourt skills attached to his respective game with sound ball handling and distributing skills.
Aside from his tremendous and incredibly versatile scoring abilities that have seen him dropping 22.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting from the field over the last four seasons, Siakam is a ferocious defender who, for his career, sports a 109 defensive rating and, paired with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Steven Adams in the frontcourt, would create a wildly intimidating line of defense near the rim.
If bringing on sheer star power on both ends of the floor is a top desire for the Grizzlies, then pursuing a deal for Siakam could prove to be a move well worth considering.