Detroit Pistons: Trade with the Philadelphia 76ers
I think if Detroit were offered this trade Troy Weaver would sign it and run out of the room before Philly had a chance to change their minds.
Cory Joseph is on an expiring deal and even though Dwane Casey really likes him, he’s not likely part of the long-term plans in Detroit.
Second-round picks are so easy to recoup that they barely register as assets in this trade, so the Pistons would get a chance to take a flyer on one of the best young defenders in the league in exchange for practically nothing.
Not only that, but they’d get Jaden Springer as well, who was a first-round pick just a year ago and is still a teenager.
But Thybulle would be the real prize here and would give Detroit something they need, which is a dominant wing defender. He’ll be a restricted free agent after this season, so the Pistons would have the chance to try him out in another rebuilding year to see how he fits with Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey before making a decision.
If it doesn’t work out, they could just let him walk and won’t have lost anything. If it does, they have an elite defender to put next to Cade and Ivey.
Thybulle is certainly not a great offensive player, but he did shoot 50 percent overall last season (albeit on a low number of attempts) and 31 recent from 3-point range, so there is still hope that he’ll be league average offensively to go along with his All-Defensive ability.
This is the type of trade the Pistons will be looking for this season, one that adds more young talent and assets into the pipeline.