3 Grizzlies that could easily be traded ahead of February 8 deadline

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2. Ziaire Williams

While things may not have panned out as planned throughout his tenure with the Grizzlies, Ziaire Williams' age, recent draft status, and current contract details should easily make him an interesting low-key trade option for teams to pursue this season, especially those who could be looking to part ways with win-now talents and embark on youth-movement rebuild.

Taken 10 overall back in the 2021 NBA Draft, the 22-year-old has yet to live up to the lofty selection he was taken at though, throughout three seasons in the association, has frequently flashed the skill set that thrust him into lottery consideration in the first place.

Even while revolving in and out of the rotation and being inserted into different roles, Williams is still showcasing the upside he possesses as a modern-day, two-way forward, as he's seen numerous double-digit scoring performances in his 34 games played this season and, over his last three, is boasting stellar averages of 14.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.3 steals on 51.5 percent shooting from the floor and 38.9 percent shooting from deep.

With his 6-foot-9 frame and 6-foot-10 wingspan, the youngster has the natural build of being a defensive disruptor within both on-and-off ball schemes while his impressive athleticism and sound shooting form make him a high-upside offensive contributor.

In the right trade situation, such as the one that was recently proposed involving the Chicago Bulls, a guy like Williams could be of significant interest to a second or third-party team on the trade market and, in turn, is someone who could very well be included in an offer this year.