I’m too depressed to talk at too much length about the lack of moves made by the Pistons at the NBA trade deadline. But at least there is a sign that the team tried.
From Adrian Wojnarowski:
DET and CLE negotiated down to wire on a Rip Hamilton trade, but fell apart when Rip wouldn’t accept buyout terms with Cavs, sources say.
And also this:
DET and CLE agreed on protected future draft pick to go with Hamilton, but Rip wouldn’t give back enough of $25M owed him, sources say.
Pistons also had an offer on the table from the Mavericks for Tayshaun Prince involving Detroit receiving the expiring contract of Caron Butler and a first-round pick, but apparently Detroit thought Prince could be more valuable in the summer as a sign-and-trade candidate than whatever would be available in the 25th+ pick.