The Detroit Pistons have been inactive at the trade deadline so far, but that could all change soon, as they’ve been mentioned in trade rumors involving the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks.
Reportedly, both the Pistons and the Nuggets have been in talks with the Knicks centered around forward Cam Reddish.
According to Ian Begley of SNY, Detroit has discussed a trade with the Knicks:
“Denver Nuggets have “registered some interest” in trading for Cam Reddish. However, the Knicks and Detroit Pistons have “more recently” had talks about a potential Reddish deal.
Begley has previously reported that the Knicks have expressed interest in Pistons wing Saddiq Bey, so perhaps a match could be found there.”
Reddish, who will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season, has not played at all since early December, so it makes sense for both him and the team to move on. Detroit has shown a penchant for trying to rehabilitate first-round busts, a strategy Troy Weaver has employed several times already in his tenure as the Pistons’ GM.
The Pistons have been involved in rumors for Reddish in the past and he does potentially fill a need on the wing. The surprising part is the mention of Saddiq Bey. Of course, he might be involved in the Reddish deal at all, in which case Detroit would likely just send a second round pick or two in exchange for Reddish, making it another buy low and hope deal.
It was reported that the Knicks had interest in Bey earlier in the trade season, and if the Detroit Pistons aren’t excited about extending Bey this offseason, they could try to move him for Reddish and an additional asset. The question is what that asset would be.