3 Grizzlies who should be given bigger roles in rotation

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1. Jaylen Nowell

Like Vince Williams Jr., Jaylen Nowell is currently attached to a limited deal, as he just recently signed a new 10-day contract on December 2 and is looking to make the most of every and all opportunities he comes across.

Though things started off a bit slow upon initially landing with the Grizzlies back in late November -- as is often to be expected with any player attempting to adjust on the fly to a new environment --, it appears that he's starting to grow more comfortable within Jenkins' scheme and, as a result, has started to showcase some of the sound offensive skills that made him an intriguing prospect when coming into the league back in 2019.

Over his last four showings, Nowell is posting 7.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists and during their latest win against the Dallas Mavericks he dropped 19 points and 4 boards on 57.1 percent shooting from the floor.

While it may be a rather small sample size, considering he averaged 9.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists on 45.0 percent shooting from the field during the three years coming into this season, it's quite possible that this brand of production could be here to stay should they continue utilizing him in a similar fashion.

A self-proclaimed bucket and someone who recently stated they wish to serve as a "spark" for this struggling Grizzlies squad, with his combination of strength, innate athleticism, and underrated ball handling skills it may be in the team's best interest to use Nowell to his fullest extent, preferably in a change of pace reserve role.