6. John Konchar
Konchar begins a three-year $18.5 million extension next season, but his playing time is down in a lost year for the Grizzlies. Ja Morant is out for the season and little has gone right in Memphis. They hope to add a high lottery pick to their core and should be looking to build for next season.
Konchar could be on the block as the 6’5 wing will struggle to get minutes behind Marcus Smart, Desmond Bane, and their plethora of young wings. He is a career 36.2 percent 3-point shooter, but his jumper has been off the last two seasons. It might be best for all involved if Konchar gets a change of scenery before the deadline.
There would be a ton of open looks in Phoenix, and Konchar could be the wing defender they need. The 27-year-old has never played more than 20.8 minutes per game. The Suns cannot expect too much, but Konchar could be the seventh or eighth man in their playoff rotation. He can guard multiple positions, and the Suns do not have to rely on him for offense.
The Phoenix Suns are searching for a 3-and-D wing, but they could look to fill one of their other holes too. Phoenix would love to add another big man and a backup point guard. Head coach Frank Vogel might try to get his team to acquire a familiar reserve center.