Which trade could the Detroit Pistons benefit from the most?

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The Detroit Pistons improved this summer but could they do more? We reached out to Pistons fans to see what trades they’d make. Let’s analyze their deals.

All signs indicate the Detroit Pistons have improved on a 41-41 season that netted their second playoff appearance in four years. Unless you check the national media outlets, Las Vegas or social media channels.

The reality is they have improved and should be better. They seemingly have done more than the Orlando Magic and, arguably, the Miami Heat. But they still seem to be a step behind the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, and another half-step behind the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors.

In order to further improve and rise up the Eastern Conference standings, the Pistons will likely need to make another splash. With the Pistons having the easiest schedule in the NBA before the All-Star break, there’s reason to believe they will be buyers, not sellers, as the trade deadline nears.

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Adding Markieff Morris and Derrick Rose are an improvement on any frontcourt man and Ish Smith. Tim Frazier is a solid depth piece. Joe Johnson and Christian Wood could provide different bonuses but both of their contracts are non-guaranteed until the start of the regular season.

We asked #PistonsTwitter to submit their trade ideas to improve the Pistons roster. In total there were 13 trades submitted to the Piston Powered Twitter (@PistonPowered) account.

The deals ranged from acquiring a veteran wing to an injury-ridden guard to a few blockbusters that are intriguing on paper but hard to see three franchises deciding to shake things up that big.

Let’s dig in as we analyze the trades submitted.