The blockbuster trade that makes no sense for the Pistons

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Detroit Pistons: Trading for Pascal Siakam

One star player who may be available at some point this season is Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors are always cagey about what they are doing, but both Siakam and OG Anunoby are guys who have consistently been mentioned in trade rumors.

Even though there has been nothing out there specifically attaching either one of them to the Pistons, there has been some speculation that Detroit could be one of the teams to make that kind of move:

This is just speculation of course, but when you look around the league, Detroit is one of the teams that might have the right trade package and the interest in Siakam.

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Why trading for Pascal Siakam makes some sense

For a team looking to make a big splash, adding a guy like Siakam would be the type of move to make. He’s still under 30-years-old, so has some years left in the tank and he is undoubtedly talented, fresh off an All-Star season in which he averaged 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game.

Siakam has connections to the Pistons through Dwane Casey and would definitely qualify as the “big splash” that Detroit didn’t make in free agency this offseason.

Currently, the Pistons’ biggest position of need is at power forward and Siakam is one of the best in the NBA, so why not go for it?