2. Saddiq Bey
Saddiq Bey is a player we've stated should be pursued with the remaining $7 million of their Dillon Brooks TPE, however, being he's on an expiring deal with a 2023-24 salary of $4.5 million, he'd also be eligible to be absorbed into this new exception as well.
Either way, the 24-year-old could prove to be a tremendous addition to coach Jenkins' rotation.
A young player with enviable size (6-foot-7 with a 6-foot-11 wingspan), sound athleticism, and a steady long-range shooting stroke, Bey is someone who the Grizzlies would highly benefit from having out on the wing.
Off to a hot start to his second season with the Hawks, the former first-round pick is currently posting impressive per-game averages of 12.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.1 steals per game while converting on 49.5 percent of his attempts from the floor and 38.2 percent from distance.
Of course, with this type of high-end production some may wonder why Atlanta would even be interested in parting ways with his services in the first place.
Frankly, Bey's play to this point may be a bitter-sweet situation for the organization for on the one hand they're currently reaping the benefits of his tremendous contributions within their rotation.
However, on the other hand, the better he plays the more money he could seek out in free agency this coming summer and, considering their cap situation along with their specific needs and decision not to extend him this past offseason, they could seriously run the risk of losing him for nothing.
That said, they could play it safe and trade him before the deadline and receive some extra long-term commodities in exchange (draft capital, developing prospects, etc.).