Detroit Pistons: The most pointless trade proposal so far

Killian Hayes #7 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)
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Ricky Rubio #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks with Killian Hayes #7 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons have been involved in a ton of trade rumors over the last few seasons, which makes perfect sense.

In each year they’ve had a valuable veteran asset who did not fit the timeline of their awful team, which is the recipe for a trade, as we saw with Jerami Grant and are now seeing with guys like Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks.

We’ve seen fake blockbuster trades proposed, and in most of them, the Pistons send out one or more of their veteran shooters for young, unproven players and future draft assets.

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The best fake trades at least make you pause and wonder which team would walk away, while the worst ones make you wonder if the person was just drawing random names out of a hat.

Detroit Pistons: Trading Killian Hayes

The Detroit Pistons are in a tough spot with Killian Hayes, as he has very little trade value, and isn’t guaranteed a spot in the rotation.

The Pistons haven’t offered him an extension, so if he doesn’t play, we are looking at a sunk cost who could walk at the end of the season, essentially giving the Pistons nothing for the 7th pick in the draft.

The Detroit Pistons have reportedly looked into the trade market for Hayes, and if they want to move him, will certainly have to take a lowball offer that may not be much more than a second-round pick or two.

Considering he still has time to be an impactful player (there is a long history of late bloomers at point guard), trading him for nothing wouldn’t be very prudent, nor would moving him for a player who is arguably worse, which is exactly what happens in a recent trade proposal.