2. Buddy Hield
Of all the problems this Grizzlies team has displayed through these infancy stages of 2023-24, one of the most glaring has been their lackluster offensive productivity from off the pine.
As things currently stand, the bench unit ranks a lowly 23 in points per game, 19 in three-point percentage, 28 in field goal percentage, and 19 in plus-minus.
A way to help boost these numbers could be by acquiring a trusty spark plug scorer to their arsenal, and Indiana Pacers guard Buddy Hield fits this particular description to a tee.
A proven scoring threat at all three levels, the eighth-year baller has made a name for himself as being one of the better bucket-getters in the game today.
Since coming into the association back in 2016, Hield has been entrusted as a free-range scorer both as a starter and a reserve, and, over the last six seasons he has posted averages of 17.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists while shooting a highly efficient 40.0 percent from distance.
Currently, he finds himself searching for a way out of his situation with Indiana and, in turn, has been a name oft-found mentioned on the trade block.
If the Grizzlies can find a way to package a collection of (minimal ) draft capital and salary that would match his $18.5 million payday, Hield could be an instant jolt of energy to the team’s atrocious reserve scoring punch.