Detroit Pistons: Trading Josh Jackson to the Celtics makes sense

Josh Jackson #20 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Aaron Nesmith #26 of the Boston Celtics (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Trading for Aaron Nesmith makes sense

If the Detroit Pistons could pull something like this off then they absolutely should, as neither Jackson or Ellington are really part of the future plans.

They have both been nice stories this season but Jackson would be better off with a lesser role on a good team, as would Ellington, as both need playmakers around them to thrive.

Ellington is definitely gone after this season one way or another and Jackson may be redundant with Diallo on board.

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Nesmith also fits the profile of what the Pistons need and people forget that he was considered one of the best shooters in the 2020 NBA Draft. He also has plus-length and could end up being a decent defender.

He’d immediately get minutes with the Pistons and a chance to develop his talent and there is a lot to like about adding another young player who is on the same timeline as the Pistons’ rookies and new addition Diallo.

He and Diallo could actually be the perfect bench complements to one another, as one is an athletic defender and the other a lights-out shooter.

The Pistons might have to throw in a draft pick to make this work, but even if they did, it would be worth it to get another high-ceiling prospect into the fold, especially when it would only cost two guys who aren’t likely to be with the team beyond next season.

This is the type of trade I hope Troy Weaver can make at the deadline, as it would be selling high on two veterans and help the rebuild progress.

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