Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets in trade rumors with New York Knicks

Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)
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Knicks forward Cam Reddish (0) looks to drive past Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Livers (12) Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Pistons: Trading for Cam Reddish of the New York Knicks

There are risks of trading Saddiq Bey at the deadline and the idea of giving up on him too soon rightfully causes some trepidation among the fanbase, myself included.

The Pistons have had the bad habit of giving up on young players in the past and it has come back to burn them, so if Cam Reddish is the only thing involved, Detroit should walk away.

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But the Knicks do have three first round picks in 2023, including the protected pick they are owed by the Pistons, which is not going to convey this season.

The Knicks also have their own pick, as well as a pick from Dallas, so the Pistons may be able to grab a late-first round pick or get the protections removed from the one they owe New York.

The sticking point would be what comes with Reddish, as Bey has been the better and more consistent player in his career and is still under contract for another season. He’s worth a first-round pick and maybe more, as Reddish is giving the Knicks nothing and Bey could immediately join their rotation.

The Knicks could potentially throw in another player like Miles McBride or Jericho Sims to sweeten the pot.

But the real issue would be the pick, which would be potentially valuable to the Detroit Pistons for a couple of reasons depending on which pick they got.