Could the Detroit Pistons bring back Spencer Dinwiddie?

Detroit Pistons Spencer Dinwiddie. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The trades

The first trade we have here is the most realistic and most likely of a trade involving Dinwiddie. The trade would be Spencer Dinwiddie coming to Detroit and Derrick Rose, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, and a protected 2021 first round draft pick going to the Brooklyn.

Mykhailiuk is a knockdown shooter on a cheap deal, something all championship teams need, and Rose is on an even cheaper deal than Dinwiddie. Rose will bring experience, the ability to start or come off the bench, and score at will when called to do so. To help sweeten the pot, the Pistons will send a heavily-protected first-round pick to Brooklyn that will end up being two seconds in all likelihood.

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The next two deals are a bit more on the wild side, but I could see a scenario where deals similar to this actually do go down. The first is a deal involving the Magic, the other potential suitor in the initial tweet that inspired the article, in this scenario they get a point guard, just not Dinwiddie.

The trade would be Aaron Gordon, Mykhailiuk and the Pistons’ protected 2021 first-round pick going to Brooklyn, Dinwiddie coming to Detroit, and Derrick Rose and DeAndre Jordon going to Orlando.

The Nets would be getting a dynamic wing who can attack the basket but cannot win a dunk contest. Gordon is one of those players that I really don’t understand as he’s not a great shooter, but he still gets buckets. He would slot into the power forward spot a lot better than the current Jarrett Allen/Jordan frontcourt experiment.

The Magic would be getting Rose and Jordan, two experienced veterans on cheaper deals that will help with the development of an intriguing young Magic team that is close to a playoff run. Mohamed Bamba and Markelle Fultz will both learn a lot from these two, and worse case scenario, these two contracts are a lot easier to move than Gordon’s who they’ve been rumored to move for the past few seasons.

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Finally, we have the super team trade. If there’s one thing we know, super teams win titles and Durant absolutely loves them, so why not make one in Brooklyn? They have the contracts and the draft capital to trade for Bradley Beal who’s back-to-back 50-point games scream “SAVE ME” to the rest of the NBA.

This trade will get tricky, but in this situation the Nets would get Beal to all but guarantee their title in Brooklyn. They would start the season with a lineup of Irving, Beal, Joe Harris, Durant and Allen with Caris LeVert as a sixth man. That lineup would win the title no questions asked. The Wizards would be compensated with Jordan, Dzanan Musa, Rose, Mykhailiuk, Golden State’s 2020 first, and Detroit’s 2021 first. I’m not sure on the draft capital that they would need to get to part with Beal but the young pieces of Musa and Mykhailiuk, paired with the vets of Jordan and Rose could be enough for the Wizards to part ways with their franchise player.

Detroit would get Brooklyn’s 2021 first in return for them sending their first to Washington to sweeten the pot for the Wizards.

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