Is Saddiq Bey untouchable in a Pistons trade to the Bulls?

DeMar DeRozan #11 of the Chicago Bulls tries to drive around Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DeMar DeRozan #11 of the Chicago Bulls tries to drive around Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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DeMar DeRozan #11 of the Chicago Bulls tries to drive around Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Jerami Grant and Saddiq Bey traded to the Bulls, who says no?

In this trade, the Bulls would be getting back a starter in Grant and a solid bench player in Bey who would improve their overall depth and defense.

Adding these two could make the Bulls the favorite to win the Eastern Conference and they still have a young forward in Bey to build for the future, which takes the sting out of losing Williams.

I think they’d potentially balk at throwing in that first-round pick and would probably rather give the Pistons Brown Jr. but I could definitely see the Bulls saying yes to this one.

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The Pistons would be getting a high-ceiling two-way forward who could easily end up being the best player in this group. They’d also get 21-year-old Coby White, who is already a nice scorer off the bench (though he does overlap with Frank Jackson skill-wise) and would give the Pistons some additional offensive pop and shooting.

Derrick Jones Jr. is a nearly $10 million expiring contract, so the Pistons get additional cap space to pursue a free agent like Deandre Ayton and possibly another shooter.

With Williams, the Pistons would have three top-5 draft picks to build around (including their pick in 2022 if it lands in the top 5), as well as a ton of cap space, and a player in White who is under contract at a reasonable number for next season.

I know the Pistons (and the fans) are high on Bey, but Williams has Kawhi Leonard potential while Bey has more “solid role player for 10 years” potential, so it is something to consider.

I think this would be a high risk/high reward move for the Pistons and I can’t see them doing it, but if Chicago really wants to make a run, this is the type of deal they should be putting on the table, as they aren’t getting Grant without giving up Williams.

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