The big news of the offseason is that Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. The Detroit Pistons are not likely in a position to get Durant themselves, but there are ways they could benefit from the trade if it happens.
Troy Weaver and the Pistons have put on a masterclass this offseason so far, potentially having the best draft class in the NBA while also being careful to not throw off the balance of the roster through big free agents that may not be what’s best for the team.
Pulling in Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren were great moves, filling in the roster while bolstering the young core of the team, while getting it done for the low price of only a couple of picks.
They also received players like Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel, adding to the depth of the roster while also bringing in great instructors for players like Saddiq Bey, Jaden Ivey, and Jalen Duren.
The Pistons were also able to bring back Marvin Bagley III, a player who has really found a role on his new team, while also signing Kevin Knox, a player who many fans gave up on following a slow start on the New York Knicks.
The goal for the offseason has definitely been a focus on roster fit over talent so far, but it leads to potential for a big move to bring in another star to fit with Cade Cunningham.
The Detroit Pistons are a team looking to contend sooner rather than later despite having an extremely young core of players.
With most of the best free agents gone, that leaves the trade market as the best path for improvement. The Detroit Pistons don’t have to land Kevin Durant to benefit from his trade.