I just don't think Memphis is conveying the pick this year unless they hit on the lottery. There are just too many awful teams and too many bad teams, especially in the East. The Hawks, Cavs, Knicks, and Wizards are just atrocious. They all will probably start selling off veterans soon. I think Detroit is going to sell off anyone they can as the current group obviously doesn't work. Charlotte is just bad and I do think the Hornets might finally decide to go full on tank. The Bulls are just young, but are terrible. Now the west is a bit different as the Warriors should get better if Curry comes back (though maybe he doesn't come back). The Pelicans should be better with Zion, but they also might go into selling mode and finally move Jrue (among others), which might counteract Zion's bump. The Kings, Suns, and Wolves are all just bad teams. Memphis could easily finish better than all of them.
Of course, as I said in another thread, the Grizzlies probably win the lottery, take Wiseman and then make the playoffs next year with Wiseman, Jackson, and Morant as their core. That would be the C's luck.