Which trade could the Detroit Pistons benefit from the most?

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Wishful thinking only

It started as wishful thinking to begin with, but then Caris LeVert and the Brooklyn Nets agreed on a three-year, $52.5 million extension. In fairness, this deal was submitted well before LeVert’s extension was announced.

Spencer Dinwiddie is on a great contract for his production level. Dinwiddie, a former Pistons point guard, is on the first year of a newly-signed three-year, $34 million extension.

The Pistons originally drafted Dinwiddie 38th overall in 2014 out of Colorado. In two seasons in Detroit, the 6-foot-6 point guard averaged 13.3 minutes per game and, in his limited time, 4.4 points and 2.7 assists per game.

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He’s had a resurgence with an increased role in Brooklyn, averaging 28 minutes per game the last two seasons and seeing a production spike up to 16.8 points and 4.6 assists per game.

Meanwhile, LeVert is a two-way wing that has improved in his last three seasons, scoring 13.7 points, 3.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. He was set to hit free agency next summer as a restricted free agent prior to signing his extension.

A deal for Dinwiddie and LeVert would have been incredible and likely would have taken far more than Reggie Jackson, one first and two second rounders. Fortunately, Tyler knew that all it would be is wishful thinking.