Detroit Pistons: Possible trade of Saddiq Bey to the Knicks

Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images).
Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images). /
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Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons drives the ball to the basket as Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks defends (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images). /

The Detroit Pistons have been mentioned in myriad trade rumors as the deadline approaches, including some involving Saddiq Bey.

Bey was once thought of as a sure-fire member of the Pistons’ young core, but his lack of defense on the wing and his inconsistent shooting have some wondering if Detroit will extend him this offseason.

If they have no plans to do so, then moving him now makes some amount of sense, though they need to be careful not to give up on Bey too early, especially to a team like Miami, where he could thrive and make Detroit regret their decision.

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Saddiq Bey has had moments when he looked like a high-end role player at least and others that make you think he could be a quality starter in the NBA. Of course, he’s had others that make you wonder if he’s a good fit or a guy the Detroit Pistons should commit to long term.

Detroit Pistons: New York Knicks reportedly interested in Saddiq Bey

Recently, another team has reportedly showed interest in Saddiq Bey according to insider Ian Begley of SNY, who named the New York Knicks as a possible suitor for Bey’s services at the deadline.

The Knicks are currently the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference and could use some depth at forward. They also have some young players and a plethora of 1st-round draft picks in 2023, so they have the assets to get a deal done.

The Pistons and Knicks have been frequent trade partners in recent years, so there could be a deal on the table by the trade deadline. The question is how much the Knicks would be willing to offer.