Detroit Pistons: Would this Bojan Bogdanovic trade really help?

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks dribbles is defended by Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Rick Osentoski/Getty Images)
Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks dribbles is defended by Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Rick Osentoski/Getty Images) /
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Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) reaches for the ball against Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) and guard Cory Joseph Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Pistons are a rebuilding team that has several useful veteran players, so it makes sense that they are going to be mentioned in trade rumors.

Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel and even Cory Joseph could all help contending teams, so the Pistons are sure to be getting more calls as the trade deadline inches closer.

Bogdanovic would be the big prize of the group, and even though the Pistons only recently extended him, they may want to cash in while the price is high, as Bojan is just outside the 50/40/90 club and averaging over 20 points per game.

The Lakers have reportedly already inquired about Bogdanovic, but the Detroit Pistons have no reason to move him unless the deal is too good to pass up, as he provides much-needed shooting and veteran leadership for a young team that is hoping to turn the corner soon.

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Recently, Bleacher Report put out some trade ideas for contending teams that mentioned the Pistons as a possible trade partner with the Atlanta Hawks in a move that makes some sense for both teams.

But is it enough to move on from one of the NBA’s most reliable shooters?

Detroit Pistons: Bojan Bogdanovic trade to the Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks are a middling team in the mediocre Eastern Conference, sitting as the 4th seed with a 13-11 record. Though the conference is fairly wide open, they aren’t really a legit contender at this point and may need to add better complementary players to get there.

The Detroit Pistons are still in their rebuild and Bogdanovic may not fit that timeline depending on how close they think they are to climbing out of the cellar.

So there may be a match here, which is why this trade does make some sense:

On paper, Bogdanovic is a better fit with Atlanta as a catch-and-shoot option and Collins would give the Pistons another talented young player to add to their core. Collins is just 25 and plays the same position, so he would slide directly into the Pistons’ starting five.

We’d also have the bonus of having two guys named Bojan Bogdanovic on the same team, which has to be bucking some astronomical odds for happening.

This does fit the definition of a fair trade, but would it really move the needle for the Detroit Pistons now or in the future?