Detroit Pistons: The draft pick the Pistons should target in a trade

Mason Plumlee #24 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Feb 2, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Detroit Pistons center Mason Plumlee (24) shoots against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Pistons are trying to rebuild and need as many top draft picks as they can get.

They currently have the second-worst record in the NBA, which places them right in the thick of the NBA draft lottery.

But the lottery is a crapshoot and simply finishing with a bottom three record does not guarantee a top pick, as the Pistons know all too well.

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Detroit would love to add another potentially high lottery pick to increase their chances of getting the number one overall or at least landing in the top-three.

The Golden State Warriors are sitting on a future pick from Minnesota that is looking very valuable, as the Timberwolves are the only team in the NBA that currently has a worse record than the Pistons.

Is there a way for the Detroit Pistons to get the Minny pick from Golden State? Let’s take a look.

Detroit Pistons: Trading with the Golden State Warriors

The Warriors are currently the 8th seed, so they are unlikely to give up this pick unless they are getting at least one back in return.

The Warriors don’t want to waste any of Stephen Curry‘s remaining years and need help at center. Would they be willing to move off that pick to get it? Probably not, but it would be worth a call.

This is just the skeleton of the trade, as there would have to be some other contracts moving unless the Warriors wanted to go into the luxury tax, which they probably don’t in a season without any fans in the stands.

But this gives an idea of what might work. Would either of these teams be interested?