NBA Trade Deadline 2023 – what will the Pistons do between now and February 9?
With the NBA Trade Deadline approaching, the leaders of the 30 franchises are busy making the necessary transfers before the fateful date of February 9. Of course, each team’s situation is different, and it is precisely for this reason that we want make special deadline paper by franchise. Presenting issues, issues to watch, intentions in the transfer market… we explain it all to you. On the menu today, the Detroit Pistons.
THE PISTONS, DEAR BUYERS OR SELLERS ON THE DEADLINE?
You have the second worst record in the League. Your number one draft sophomore around whom you have to build the future is in the infirmary for the entire season. So obviously you’re probably not going for an All-Star to push the play-in tournament. Their next major recruit, the Pistons are mainly hoping to get him in the next Draft, with the highest possible pick (aka Victor Wembanyama).
This naturally makes the Pistons sellers at the next trade deadline, but there is a purpose return the first-round draft pick. Do you want our veteran to boost your squad’s performance for the end of the regular and postseason? Give us draft picks! Do you want to get rid of your rotten contract that is weighing on your finances and preventing you from being more competitive? Give us draft picks! This should, unsurprisingly, be the mantra of the Motor City board in the coming weeks.
However, due to the large number of young players that have accumulated over the past few years, the Pistons now want to take the next step in their rebuilding process. This means they are looking for some veterans in their team to help the youngsters develop. It is not said therefore that they have decided to sell all the old ones at the deadline, Detroit is demanding negotiations.
THE PISTONS PLAYER(S) THAT MAY BE TRANSFERRED
“A 6’7” FORWARD, FROM CROATIA, NUMBER 44, BOJAAAAN BOGDANOVIIIIIIC!” In a few weeks, it’s likely that this announcement at the time of the presentation of the five majors will be heard somewhere other than Little Caesars Arena. Bojan Bogdanovic is, despite the declarations of the front of the board of the Pistons, the most obvious candidate for departure from the side of Detroit. How could it be different? At almost 34 years old, the Croatian is having his best scoring career season (21.5 points on average on 49% overall address), and with his experience, has everything that interests ambitious teams. Its leadership understood this and did not hesitate to raise the stakes. Main request from Troy Weaver: divine surprise, from the first draft round!
? The lowest price to get Bojan Bogdanovic back: 1 first round unprotected Draft.
Detroit continues to say they don’t need to trade the Croatian sniper, however, ears remain open.
If there is a good offer, Bogdanovic will start from Detroit. pic.twitter.com/hNlwdnYyRb
— TrashTalk (@TrashTalk_fr) January 16, 2023
It’s not just for friend Bogey that ATSEM’s mission to the kindergarten class, with Dwane Casey as teacher, may end on February 9. In the category of veterans who may pass through the airport soon, Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks. The circle protection of the first, as well as the external shoot of the second, together with their experience, is enough to attract more than one candidate for the Playoffs. There is also a team option on both players for the 2023-24 season, and the flexibility inherent in their situation could be an argument for any team looking to include them in their squad.
More surprising, the presence in the rumors of Saddiq Bey. The 23-year-old is off to a strong start to his career at Michigan and, on paper, would fit the franchise’s long-term project alongside Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey. It seems, however, that the former Villanova’s production on both sides of the field has caught the eye of some big names eager to bolster the wings. However, Troy Weaver is keen on his son, and will only start discussions in the event of a massive offer, including of course – all in chorus – draft picks!
THE PLAYERS THE PISTONS COLLECTED
If you have not read this paper diagonally, you should begin to understand what the mood is on the side of the city of Eminem: in the event of a transfer, it is mainly draft picks that the Pistons will look for. Whether it’s to select future players, or to serve as assets in a trade to bolster the workforce, draft picks are always useful elements that any rebuilding team should have. The Pistons are clearly no exception to the rule.
And level players strictly speaking how is it? Well it’s very simple, almost no rumor in the small world of the Big League evokes an interest of the Michigan franchise for any player approaching the deadline. Then, that doesn’t mean the Motor City board isn’t studying any profile right now. But the boys in question are more likely to be called Victor WembanyamaScoot Henderson, Cam Whitmore or Nick Smith Jr.