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

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The Detroit Pistons take on an expiring deal for an asset 

It would be nice to get more than one second-round pick for taking on D’Angelo Russell, but unlike a lot of salary dumps, Russell can still play. 

He’s not a perfect fit but Russell will give you buckets, either as a starter with Cade Cunningham, or off the bench.  He's an efficient 3-point shooter and would give the Pistons another guy who can spread the floor.

It would be a one-year experiment at most and the Pistons could likely flip his deal at the deadline for additional assets. 

Second-round picks aren’t great on their own, but pooled together they can be used to move up, especially with so many teams desperate to avoid guaranteed contracts and the dreaded apron. 

This deal is complicated for a number of reasons, but it illustrates the type of trade the Pistons are looking for, as they take on a useful player on a short-term deal and pick up an asset.