Detroit Pistons: A potential trade partner for the Pistons to monitor

James Wiseman #33 of the Golden State Warriors goes up to shoot over Delon Wright #55 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
James Wiseman #33 of the Golden State Warriors goes up to shoot over Delon Wright #55 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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As the trade deadline approaches, there are several teams that might be interested in some of the veteran players on the Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons would obviously love to jettison Blake Griffin but that is unlikely to happen given his salary and lack of production this season. Blake may be untradable at this point in his career.

But they have several other veterans that could interest a contending team, especially one that has suffered injuries and needs additional depth.

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The Golden State Warriors could be one such team, as they are currently the 8th seed in the West behind another MVP-caliber season from Stephen Curry.

But the Warriors are holding on by the skin of their teeth after suffering multiple injuries and are one team the Detroit Pistons should be keeping an eye on. Not only are they a good trade match, but they have an asset the Pistons’ covet.

Detroit Pistons: Trading with the Golden State Warriors

If the Detroit Pistons were to make a trade with the Warriors, it could involve a lot of players.

The Warriors need depth all over, especially at center, as both James Wiseman and Kevon Looney are out with injury.

A smart, pass-first center who can rebound might look pretty good to the Warriors. Can I interest you in Mason Plumlee?

Would you like to upgrade your guard depth? How about Delon Wright, who has been markedly better than Brad Wanamaker and Damion Lee.

The Pistons do not need to trade these players and should not be in a hurry to do so, but if a team like the Warriors is desperate enough to make it worth their while, then the Pistons should jump on it.

The obvious asset Detroit would love to get back is the first-round draft pick the Warriors have coming from the Timberwolves, who are one of the worst teams in the NBA.

The Pistons aren’t getting this pick for Plumlee or Delon Wright but they might be able to put a package together using a pick of their own to improve their draft chances.

The Detroit Pistons are in a good position in their rebuild, as they have up and coming young talent and a few veterans who are looking like trade assets.

Keep your eye on the Warriors, as the Pistons match up well with them, and if they are in the right position, there is a deal to be made.

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