Detroit Pistons: Who’s most likely to get traded this season?

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 19: Jon Leuer /

The Detroit Pistons have been active in the trade market during Stan Van Gundy’s tenure in Detroit. If a trade goes down this season, which player is most likely to be involved?

The Detroit Pistons, under Stan Van Gundy, have been very active in the trade market. If the past is any indicator of the future, we are likely to see a trade at some point this season.

The question is, who would it be?

There are a number of candidates. Reggie Jackson might be a name that comes to mind considering his injury last season, and his subsequent play thereafter. Jon Leuer might makes sense considering second year forward Henry Ellenson is patiently waiting in the wing.

We know the Pistons want a star, and usually the most enticing offers involve some combination of picks and young assets. A deal like that might include Stanley Johnson or Luke Kennard, and maybe even a cheap, but valuable veteran like Tobias Harris.

While any of these players, or others, could be traded this season, I ultimately think it will be Jon Leuer that is traded this season.

While Leuer’s play last season and remaining contract aren’t that appealing to teams (or at least shouldn’t be),  there could be a situation where he could contribute to a competitive team. Or, he could be thrown into a trade to open up cap space for the Pistons, in exchange for draft picks.

Moreover, Leuer is the player that might make the most sense to trade on the Pistons’ side of things. The Pistons need to see what they have in Henry Ellenson, and they could use extra cap space.

I’m not sure how a trade involving Leuer could be done, without giving up a first rounder, that is, unless he shows great strides this season and becomes a trade deadline casualty, but I think he’s the most likely to get traded.

That’s my take, what’s yours?