3 realistic trade destinations for Grizzlies wing, Ziaire Williams

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1. Detroit Pistons

Recent rumblings suggest that the Memphis Grizzlies might actually be interested in bringing on some fresh new faces at this year's trade cut-off rather than simply parting ways with a few of their own players as they set aim on a high lottery selection.

In fact, per HoopsHype's Michael Scotto, the club has specifically shown an "interest" in pursuing Detroit Pistons guard, Killian Hayes, in the past several days.

With this in mind, perhaps a simple swap of underwhelming recent lottery picks could be on the table over the next 24 hours.

Like the Blazers, Detroit is flush with young backcourt talents but is seemingly void of any real long-term options at their wing spot. A better fit within coach Monty Williams' rebuilding rotation than the underutilized Hayes, in a move to the Motor City Williams would almost certainly be able to come across more consistent playing time than he currently is out in Memphis.

As for the Grizzlies, they bring back a 22-year-old guard with a table-setting mentality (averages 9.6 assists per 100 possessions for his career) while, perhaps most importantly, swapping Williams' $6.1 million salary in 2024-25 out for Hayes' expiring deal.

Though far from splashy, this scenario could prove to be a real win-win for both franchises.