The Detroit Pistons trade deadline could be a wild one….or not

Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Cade Cunningham, Jerami Grant
Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) receives congratulations from guard Cade Cunningham (2) and guard Hamidou Diallo (6) Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Pistons don’t have to do anything

A lot of fans love getting involved in the speculation about trades and future draft picks and I am one of them. It’s fun to think about future possibilities and I see no harm in it, especially since it drives a lot of conversations.

But if the Detroit Pistons don’t get a great offer for Jerami Grant, and no one is really interested in any of their veterans, I can definitely see a scenario where they do very little at the trade deadline.

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They will probably make some kind of small move, maybe try to recoup a second-round pick or two, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Pistons were underwhelmed by the offers they get and just decide to keep what they have.

Detroit will be in good shape cap-wise next offseason, will likely have another top-5 pick in the NBA Draft and might just want to see how that shakes out before they make additional moves.

They might also want to see how Jerami Grant fits with Cade Cunningham and whether Grant can adjust his game to be a better match with their rookie star.

I know this is the most boring option, but it might not be the worst one, as the Pistons don’t want to make a move just to make one and sometimes patience really is a virtue.

With just under two weeks left before the deadline, we will find out soon. The Pistons might be heavily involved, but don’t be shocked if they aren’t.

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