Feb. 29, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores (left) and president of basketball operations Joe Dumars (right) watch the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at The Palace. Detroit won 109-94. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

No Doubt About It, The Pistons Will Be Buyers At The Trade Deadline


There is always discussion about which teams are sellers and buyers at the trade deadline.

Some would say that the Pistons might be sellers at the trade deadline, given how they have not exceeded expectations on the season. Despite still being in the playoff hunt, they have yet to hold a record over .500.

When it’s all said and done, you can bet that the Pistons will be buyers at the trade deadline. The reason behind that notion is simply based off the one and only Joe Dumars.

Dumars is entering his last year with the Pistons, contractual wise. The way things have gone for the Pistons the past couple of years, and at this very moment, a lot would say that he would have a very hard time keeping his position as the Pistons general manager, or even find another general manager position with some other team in the league.

In other words, it would make no sense for Dumars not to be a buyer at the trade deadline. For his own job security, he must go back into 2004 mode and make one of those stellar Joe Dumars trades.

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  • Michael Schild

    I lost a lot of respect for Joe D. when he traded Chauncey Billups for AI…..He was a wiz trading back in the day but the past few years? He has not done a thing…..ok getting Jennings was a good move although I would have taken Trey Burke in the draft and not needed to pursue him. I was livid when he didn’t take Trey. Stomped around my living room cussing him out big time. In retrospect it appears Burke was going to need a lot more work than I expected him to need. So for the here and now that was a good move. Anyways, I don’t think we need a lot of tweaking but some would be nice. I’d like to see Charlie V. be gone but who would really want him? Not a whole lot on this team I would want to give up and in order to get something good you have to give up something good. I’d hate to mess up the chemistry that is starting to come together…..

  • Kevin Alberda

    Dumars just needs to go, plain and simple. I think a lot of his better work can be explained as good luck (Monroe, Drummond falling) or stupidity by other execs (getting Sheed from ATL). He just doesn’t evaluate talent well enough to keep his job.