Detroit Pistons: The Pistons should trade Plumlee to the Pelicans

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Mason Plumlee has played well so far, which makes him a potential trade asset for the Detroit Pistons.

When the Detroit Pistons signed Mason Plumlee to a three-year deal a lot of fans were scratching their heads.

Plumlee has always been a contributor but he didn’t make a lot of sense on this team as it tries to rebuild.

But after a great start to the season, Mason Plumlee is starting to make sense as a trade asset.

He is averaging 7.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 27 minutes, numbers that will look appealing to a lot of teams.

But as good as he has been, the Pistons don’t really need him and he is taking minutes from young guys like Isaiah Stewart and possibly even Sekou Doumbouya.

If the Detroit Pistons can identify a team that needs big man depth, they might be able to turn Plumlee’s very reasonable contract into a young player or draft pick.

One team that fits this mold is the New Orleans Pelicans, who are struggling to find depth behind Steven Adams and Zion Williamson.

Could there be a trade here?

Detroit Pistons: Trading Mason Plumlee to the New Orleans Pelicans

It should be noted that Plumlee cannot be traded until February 4th, so there is still some time for him to continue to build his value.

Could the Pistons get a project player with upside?

Pelicans Get
Mason Plumlee
Pistons Get
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Nico Melli

In this trade, the Detroit Pistons give up Plumlee for a young prospect and some salary filler.

Would this be enough for the Pistons to act?

Would the Pelicans be interested?

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