2 players Grizzlies should pursue following Pascal Siakam trade

Nov 22, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) dribbles the
Nov 22, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) dribbles the / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Aaron Nesmith

In their deal to land Siakam, the Pacers shipped a substantial amount of their depth and future draft capital up to Toronto. Because of this, when looking at their post-trade makeup, not only can it be argued that the team could use for some extra talents to add to their win-now arsenal, but they very likely would be open to attaining more picks for either their own use or to be used in any other possible moves down the road.

The Grizzlies have both types of assets stored within their vast collection, and should be willing to give up some of them for someone like Aaron Nesmith.

Selected in the lottery back during the 2020 NBA Draft, though once viewed as a bust selection since his arrival in Indiana from Boston two years ago the 24-year-old has steadily grown into a solid rotational player and a rather reliable bucket-getter.

Through 36 games played this season, the former Vanderbilt star finds himself posting solid averages of 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and just shy of a block while shooting 51.7 percent from the floor and 46.6 percent from distance.

His ability to buy a basket from virtually anywhere on the floor is an attribute that would be a blessing to the Grizzlies, especially within a bench unit that ranks 19 in points per game and dead-last in field goal percentage.

Despite having just received a three-year, $33 million extension this past offseason and seeing the sixth-most minutes per game on the Pacers this season (25.4), the fourth-year pro is far from an untouchable commodity.

With a, now, somewhat depleted supporting cast, perhaps a package of Ziaire Williams, John Konchar, and a future second-rounder could be enough to tickle Indiana's fancy when it comes to the concept of parting with the sharpshooting wing.