Detroit Pistons trade: Adding Bogdanovic a home run
Bogdanovic doesn’t just give the Pistons an upgrade of talent, but he is a much better fit on the roster than either of the guys they traded.
The Pistons had too many centers coming into training camp, and no real power forward, as both Isaiah Stewart and Marvin Bagley III are more comfortable playing center and can’t shoot.
That all changes now, as Bogdanovic is one of the best 3-point shooting forwards in the league, a guy who can play either forward position, which eases the logjam at center and makes the Pistons’ offense much-more dynamic.
This will allow them to bring MBIII off the bench as the primary backup center (or start him and bring Stew off the bench), a role he is much more suited for, while also allowing the Pistons to spread around the shooting so there is always at least 1-2 good shooters on the floor at the same time.
This is undoubtedly going to help Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey, as Bogdanovic actually creates space, and it will allow the Pistons to not force feed either Stewart or Bagley III into the power forward spot.
There is really no way this doesn’t help the Detroit Pistons in terms of roster makeup, but there is one more reason this is great for Detroit.