It appears that the Detroit Pistons have ended the Killian Hayes era in the Motor City.
He's fallen out of the rotation after the recent surge from Marcus Sasser and the return of Monte Morris from injury.
Reports say his camp would like him to be traded, so if the Pistons can find him a new home before the trade deadline, I'm sure they will try. Hayes is on an expiring contract and it's doubtful the Pistons have any interest in bringing him back, so sending him to a team that might be able to offer more opportunity makes sense.
One rumored team is the Memphis Grizzlies, who have so many injuries they will need warm bodies just to not have to forfeit their season. They'd have minutes to give Killian Hayes a chance and have nothing to lose at this point, as their season is over after the injuries to Ja Morant et al.
But do the Grizzlies have anything of value they'd give up for Killian Hayes?
Detroit Pistons: 2 Possible trades of Killian Hayes to the Memphis Grizzlies
Hayes isn't going to net much of a return, as there are serious questions about whether he is worth even one second-round pick at this point.
The Pistons could flip him for Luke Kennard, whose deal has only a team option for next season at $14 million, a number no team is likely to pick up. Rather than lose Kennard for nothing, they could move him for a Killian Hayes tryout.
The Pistons may have some interest in Kennard's shooting, especially if they can get him to sign a new deal that is far more team-friendly, as he still can't defend and has a hard time consistently staying on the court.
Another option would be forward Ziaire Williams, who is a better prospect and fit with the Pistons, but is under contract for next season, as the Grizzlies already picked up his option.
Would getting off his future money be worth it just to grab Killian Hayes? Doubtful.
He'd be a worthwhile gamble for the Pistons, as he's still young, has shown some 2-way potential and plays a position of need.
But even his 31 percent shooting from long range is better than Hayes, and given that Williams is under team control, this seems lopsided in the Pistons' favor.
Would it be worth throwing in a second-round pick for a season of Ziaire Williams? That's debatable.
If the Grizzlies want Hayes, I'm sure they can have him, but the cost is hard to gauge.
I hope for Killian's sake that the team can find him a new home, as I'd like to see him succeed somewhere, but finding a team that wants him and is willing to give up something to get him won't be easy.