With the 2023 NBA Draft now just a month away, it’s about time for the offseason to get going for the Detroit Pistons.
The Pistons will only have the 5th pick in the draft, which does limit them somewhat when it comes to making trades, but they should still have a big offseason that sees impact changes to the roster.
With cap space, a high draft pick and some intriguing young talent, the Detroit Pistons could try to swing a trade for a star player this offseason, though we’ll have to see if any actually become available, especially since this draft has a huge drop-off from the first pick.
These players may not necessarily be great fits on the Detroit Pistons, but here are some stars that could become available this offseason.
Detroit Pistons: 4 stars that might be traded this summer
After getting punched in the face by his own teammate and then having a subpar postseason, Jordan Poole could end up on the trading block for the Warriors this summer if they feel they need to shake things up.
Trading Poole may be the Warriors’ best way to bolster their depth. He is still due a ton of money, as his contract will balloon up to $35 million a year and pays him through the 2026-27 season.
Poole’s contract, and the fact that he wasn’t great this season with inefficient shooting stats, could drive down his price in a trade. The Detroit Pistons don’t necessarily need a shooting guard, especially one that shot 43 percent from the field and just 33 percent from long range.
But Poole is a 20 point per game scorer and if they could get him without giving up much more than cap space, it might be worth exploring.