Detroit Pistons: 3 possible trade partners for Saddiq Bey

Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) shoots the ball against the Washington Wizards Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) shoots the ball against the Washington Wizards Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /
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Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey ( Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Pistons currently have the worst record in the NBA and there is already speculation that they could make a trade sometime soon.

Teams have already called about Bojan Bogdanovic, who has gotten off to a great start, though he may be out with an injury after leaving the game against the Suns.

Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel will also be mentioned in rumors soon, and Saddiq Bey’s name has come up recently as a possibility.

Are the Detroit Pistons shopping Saddiq Bey?

Teams are reportedly inquiring about Bey, and unlike seasons past, the Detroit Pistons are taking the calls, which makes sense considering how Bey has started and his dubious fit with Bogdanovic.

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But which teams? This is only speculation of course, but the Mavericks, Warriors, Lakers, Clippers and Wizards are all teams that have reportedly expressed interest in Bey.

I wrote about the Warriors as a possible trade partners, and I am going to rule out the Lakers, as they don’t have anything the Detroit Pistons would want outside of distant first-round picks. It seems unlikely that LA would dump their only future picks for Bey, so let’s leave the Lakers for now.

That leaves the Mavericks, Clippers and Wizards, though other teams will likely get involved if the Pistons are truly shopping Bey.

Are any of these teams a good trade match?

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks have dropped to 9-9 and are out of the playoff picture in the Western Conference even though Luka Doncic is the frontrunner for MVP.

It makes sense that the Mavs would try to upgrade and not waste another brilliant season from Luka, but they really don’t have much to upgrade with.

Most of their players are veterans making big money who are locked into long-term contracts, which doesn’t fit the type of package the Pistons would likely want.

Only Christian Wood and Dwight Powell are on expiring contracts and neither are guys that really fit the Pistons.

Dallas does have some young players like Josh Green or Jaden Hardy but that seems like more of a literal move than one that would move the needle for either team. Unless there is a third team involved, it’s hard to see a match here unless the Mavericks want to get rid of their 2026 first-round pick, which is the next time they can trade one, as they owe a pick to the Knicks.