Could Pistons take advantage of Bulls and Lakers in 3-team trade?

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Trajan Langdon set an agenda for the Detroit Pistons this offseason, part of which included trying to take on contracts for future assets. 

They’ve been able to do it twice so far, once to move up in the draft and once when they took on second-round picks in exchange for eating a year of Tim Hardaway Jr’s salary. 

They may be able to do it again with two teams in the LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls who are both facing different problems. 

The LA Lakers need to cut salary and add talent 

The options for the LA Lakers are getting slim after they missed out on all of their targets so far. 

It was complicated further by the new contract for LeBron James, which wasn’t the big pay cut some were speculating it would be to allow the Lakers to sign another star. 

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That makes adding a guy like DeMar DeRozan tough for the Lakers without shedding salary. The Bulls are in an even worse position. 

Chicago Bulls want to get something for DeMar DeRozan 

The Bulls have mismanaged this DeRozan situation, a common theme for their inept front office. 

They waited too long to trade him, and now, facing a possible teardown after the Caruso trade, DeRozan may just decide to play somewhere else, meaning the Bulls will lose him for nothing. 

They’d love to get something out of him, and the Pistons could help them out by lending their cap space in a three-way deal. For a cost.