Pistons’ trade drought the 12th longest of all time, will move into 11th

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Huge thanks to Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference for providing the longest franchises have gone between trades. The Pistons’ streak – up to 977 days now – ranks 12th of all time. They won’t be able to trade until April 26 at the earliest, so that number will rise to at least 1,018 days. Here’s the “leaderboard:”

1. BOS : 3450 days (4/30/1956 – 10/10/1965)
2. GSW: 1887 days (11/19/1952 – 1/19/1958)
2. SAC: 1877 days (8/10/1950 – 9/30/1955)
4. PHI: 1660 days (11/23/1953 – 6/10/1958)
5. PHI: 1643 days (2/13/1959 – 8/14/1963)
6. IND: 1169 days (6/27/1989 – 9/8/1992)
7. NYK: 1143 days (11/2/1965 – 12/19/1968)
8. GSW: 1129 days (9/7/1966 – 10/10/1969)
9. LAL: 1126 days (9/14/1962 – 10/14/1965)
10. MIN: 1078 days (3/11/1999  – 2/21/2002)
11. GSW: 1009 days (12/7/1949 – 9/11/1952)
12. DET: 977 days (7/13/2009 – present)

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