Pistons, Cavaliers and Timberwolves discussing three-team trade than would shed Richard Hamilton, No. 8 pick

Chris Broussard of ESPN:

Cavs, Pistons, Twolves discussing 3-team trade that would give Cavs 1st & 2nd picks, sources say.

Cavs absorb Rip Hamilton into 14.6 mill trade exception & get Det’s 8th pick. Cavs send 4th & 8th picks to Minny for 2nd pick

Cavs would then draft Kyrie No. 1 and Derrick Williams No. 2. Nothing imminent but trade us being discussed by the teams.

The Pistons desire to explore this trade should come as no surprise. They nearly sent Richard Hamilton and a lottery-protected 2012 first-round pick to the Cavaliers at the trade deadline.

With so many underclassmen staying in school, a non-lottery pick next year might be more valuable than this year’s No. 8 pick. And because the 2012 draft will be stacked, other players might stay in school until 2013, and so on. The ramifications of this draft might be felt for years. So, if Detroit wants to trade a pick to dump Hamilton, this could be the optimal time.

Also, remember when Joe Dumars said this after the lottery?

We’ve done our homework and we know we can get a good player.

I didn’t believe it then, and I certainly don’t now. I’m not saying the Pistons can’t get a good player at No. 8, but there won’t be any sure things at that spot.

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