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.