Whether it’s unfounded or not, there’s been rumors surrounding the Chicago Bulls trading young forward Patrick Williams.

Currently sidelined with a wrist injury, the former No. 4 pick earned All-Rookie honors last season. He was previously seen as a building block for Chicago.

However, things have changed since a season ago. The Bulls currently sit with the best record in the Eastern Conference at 25-10. They have done this without Williams in the mix.

With a core group consisting of likely All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine as well as solid starters Lonzo Ball and Nikola Vucevic, the Bulls are clearly in win-now mode. It makes sense for Chicago to move off Patrick Williams and/or Coby White to find another core player moving forward on the season. Here’s a look at three ideal trade scenarios.

Chicago Bulls trade Patrick Williams to the Detroit Pistons

  • Bulls get: Jerami Grant, two second-round picks
  • Pistons get: Patrick Williams, Derrick Jones Jr.

Not only would this move net Chicago a 20-point scorer in the underrated Grant, it would fill out the team’s starting five in a big way. The veteran is a perfect fit to go with Vucevic in the frontcourt and has been an All-Star caliber player since joining Detroit last season (21.6 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 43% shooting, 34% three-point).