David Mayo of MLive talked to a couple Pistons who haven’t been playing much lately, and both sounded open to a trade.
“I would be open just to play anywhere,” Daye said after the Pistons practiced this morning in Salt Lake City before traveling here for a Wednesday game against the Sacramento Kings. “I don’t really mind where it is, as long as I get to play. If it’s here, and I get to play, I’d be happy with it.”
Daye, asked directly if he would welcome a trade, did not dismiss it as a potentially positive development.
“If it stays like this, where I’m not playing any minutes, it’s tough to say,” he said. “I mean, I like Detroit, I like the organization, and I like everything that’s gone on, but during this year, I just haven’t been able to get long stretches of minutes and I haven’t really gotten to play a lot. So whatever situation’s best for me, as far as playing, that’s what I’d like to do.”
Bynum, asked if this is a particularly stressful time, replied that he’s “stressed every day I ain’t playing.”
“But I’m not stressed about a trade,” he said. “It’s OK, either way it goes, I’m still blessed. You never know what may happen, man. I don’t really want to get into it until it actually happens. Just stay prepared. That’s all you can do.”
Although I hope it works out in Detroit for Daye and Bynum – especially Bynum, who has proven to be one of the team’s hardest workers – I understand where they’re coming from. This must be a frustrating situation for both. For their sakes, a part of me hopes the Pistons find them teams where they’ll see more minutes.