4 Grizzlies who definitely won't be back next season

Dec 31, 2023; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22), guard Marcus Smart
Dec 31, 2023; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22), guard Marcus Smart / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Jordan Goodwin

2023-24 was the year of the two-way players for the Grizzlies. Due to their injury woes, the ball club was forced to rely heavily on call-ups from their development team, the Memphis Hustle.

Fortunately, many of said call-ups ended up having a sizable amount of success with the varsity team. From Vince Williams Jr. to GG Jackson, several diamonds in the rough wound up surfacing amid the team's tumultuous season.

One of the last names to breakout in such fashion was Jordan Goodwin, a midseason addition who originally came over via a 10-day contract.

Right from the jump, his efforts proved to be quite impressive to both fans and personnel alike, as he went on to drop 10 points on 50 percent shooting from distance and the field as a whole while tacking on 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block in his debut showing.

Following the expiration of his 10-day, the Grizzlies opted to sign him to a two-way deal, allowing him to play out the remainder of the season with the franchise, where he would wrap up with averages of 10.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.4 steals a game.

A Swiss Army type of talent willing to get scrappy and do the little things to help his team win, now heading into the offseason there's a serious debate when it comes to whether Zach Kleiman should be gearing up to offer the third-year pro a standard deal to remain in tow long-term.

In many ways, the concept of him serving as a versatile contributor at the back end of the rotation does make sense, as he's the type of player who can shift the energy of a game as soon as he steps foot on the floor.

That said, in all likelihood any decision to upgrade another contract similar to how they handled GG Jackson and Vince Williams Jr. will come down to whether the Grizzlies want to hold onto Goodwin or Scotty Pippen Jr. and, as things currently stand, some analysts believe the edge would go to the latter in such a scenario.