Detroit Pistons: Trade or Keep? Where each Piston stands at the deadline

Mason Plumlee #24 of the Detroit Pistons celebrates with Delon Wright (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Mason Plumlee #24 of the Detroit Pistons celebrates with Delon Wright (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Detroit Pistons, Saben Lee
Saben Lee #38 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons are likely to be busy at the trade deadline even though some of their business has been sorted after they bought out Blake Griffin.

The Pistons have a number of veteran players that will draw interest at the trade deadline and they could try to add assets to their young core as they continue to rebuild.

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They will have some tough decisions to make, as Troy Weaver has hit on nearly all of his draft picks and free-agent signings, meaning the Pistons have a bunch of low-cost contributors on team-friendly contracts who might have more value to the Pistons than they do on the open market.

We took a look at every player on the roster to see where they stand at the trade deadline. Let’s play a little game of trade or keep with the Detroit Pistons, starting with the long-term keepers.

Detroit Pistons: The young core is here to stay

Let’s start with the guys who are definitely not going anywhere at the trade deadline. Saddiq Bey is likely to finish in the top-five of Rookie of the Year voting and looks like a player to build around.

Same with Isaiah Stewart, who has already shown he can contribute to an NBA rotation and should only get better as he offensive game improves

Saben Lee and Killian Hayes could be the backcourt of the future, though Hayes has been out and only got to play seven games before his injury.

I would also add 20-year-old Deividas Sirvydis to this list, as he is unlikely to be moved unless it was to a rebuilding team that wanted a project player as part of a  bigger package.

Other than these five players, just about anyone on the Detroit Pistons’ roster could be traded. But should they be? Let’s look at each position.