The reality is that Tayshaun Prince would appear to be the most likely of Detroit’s championship holdovers to be dealt first, since Prince possesses the more cap-friendly contract.
Only one season remains on Prince’s deal after this season at $11.1 million. The Pistons, furthermore, also have a few young guys they like (Austin Daye, Jonas Jerebko and DaJuan Summers) who can play some 3.
Matters are complicated by the fact that injuries have limited both Piston mainstays to nine games each this season. But it’s clear that the Pistons have to make a move for a true point guard or a dependable big man … not necessarily to bust out of this 12-game losing streak but for their long-term future.
"I know there are a lot of conversations going on," one source said. "I’m sure Tay’s in play."