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Pistons spoke to Cavaliers about Luol Deng

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

The Cavaliers have had conversations with several teams, including Dallas, Detroit and Indiana about Deng, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Nevertheless, there’s no traction on a deal and no team seems inclined to give up valuable assets for a player who could walk away in free agency.

Could the Pistons use a small forward who plays strong defense and shoots adequately from outside? Absolutely.

But, if they’re not willing to surrender Greg Monroe, the Pistons don’t have the ammo to get Luol Deng. (And I wouldn’t trade Monroe for Deng, anyway.)

Get those Josh Smith-for Deng trades out of your mind, too. No way Cleveland does that.

At best, this is the Pistons doing their due diligence. At worst, it’s a leaked report to create the illusion there’s a chance Joe Dumars even has the power to make a trade of that magnitude.

Neither scenario points to Deng becoming a Piston.

Tags: Greg Monroe Joe Dumars Josh Smith Luol Deng Tom Gores

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