One of the big questions entering this offseason was whether the Detroit Pistons would get aggressive with their cap space or continue to be patient as their young core develops.
They eventually chose the latter, using up their available funds in trades for Joe Harris and Monte Morris, two veterans on expiring deals.
But you could certainly make an argument for them being more assertive in their quest to acquire elite talent, as you have a stronger Cade Cunningham returning as an emerging star flanked by Jaden Ivey, Jalen Duren and Ausar Thompson.
With veteran shooter Bojan Bogdanovic to go along with Alec Burks and Monte Morris, you could make an argument that this team is a power forward away from finally competing in the Eastern Conference.
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A lot would have to go right for that to happen, but if Detroit gets out to a fast start, it’s possible we will see a trade for a star at some point next season.
The Detroit Pistons lack draft assets but they do have young talent and expiring contracts they could pile together if there is a player out there who is a fit and ends up on the trading block.
One proposal has the Detroit Pistons involved in a lopsided trade that has a lot of questions around it but would land them the star they need at the power forward position.