Saddiq Bey, SF
Saddiq Bey entered the league in 2020 as a top 20 pick for the Detroit Pistons. He spent two and a half years in the Motor City as a starter, scoring a career high 16.1 points a game in his sophomore campaign in the NBA. While he was never an efficient player with the Pistons, he was always a good three-point shooter, which is why the Hawks came calling for him at this year’s trade deadline.
Atlanta acquired the Villanova product in a four-team trade in February, and in his 25 games with the Hawks, Bey played much better than he had been with the Pistons earlier in the campaign. Bey put up 11.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting 47 percent from the field to go with a 40 percent clip from long range that would’ve been his career high by far if it had been across a full campaign.
Bey is something of a hired gun in today’s NBA; he doesn’t contribute in a lot of different ways, but he’s very good at one thing, and that one thing is very important. Bey is clearly not a guy who you build a team around, but he’s found a niche as a sharpshooter off the bench, which is a weapon any NBA team could use.