Here’s what NBA 2K20 offers for Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond

Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond. (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond. (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs DeMar DeRozan. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

1. San Antonio Spurs

This first trade is interesting because it is something that could have actually happened. Earlier in the season DeMar DeRozan was linked to trade rumors with the Pistons. While in real life those never materialized, in this virtual season the GMs couldn’t resist making the move for the uber-athletic wing.

The loss of Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk may be a bit of a blow to virtual fans of the franchise as he was just beginning to blossom and show what he could do, but DeRozan is a far greater talent. In addition, the acquisition of Jakob Poeltl provides Detroit with a solid starting caliber center to fill the void created by Drummond’s departure.

In theory, the trade seems sound. Give up an expensive, traditional center that appears ready to leave you this offseason anyways and a young sharpshooter for an even greater wing talent and a serviceable starting center that will be able to do an admirable job of replacing Drummond’s production at a fraction of the price.

The remainder of the season was simulated and the Pistons ended up missing the playoffs with a 29-53 record which was good enough for 25th in the NBA. Not very promising. On the bright side DeRozan did end up making the All-NBA Third Team, but overall the season ended in disappointment.