Detroit Pistons listed with top six odds to land superstar

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For a few years now, the Detroit Pistons front office has been creating money to sign or trade for a big time player, and, according to Las Vegas, a point guard could be in the cards for Detroit.

The Detroit Pistons' odds for Trae Young

The Pistons are currently the sixth most likely team to wind up with Trae Young next season, at +1200, according to a number of gambling sites.

The 6-foot-1 25 year old is currently averaging 25.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 10.8 assists, and 4.4 TOV per game. This year, he was named to his third All-Star team. Those odds would put Detroit over the likes of Miami, Toronto, New Orleans, Orlando, Washington and Portland. Above the Pistons sit the Lakers (+300), Bulls(+550), Mavericks (+700), Spurs (+700), and Jazz (+1000).

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Atlanta is currently in a purgatory of sorts, stuck between being good enough to make the playoffs, but not good enough to win it all. They made their all-in move two years ago when they acquired Dejounte Murray from the Spurs, and hoped the combination of Young, Murray, Capela, Hunter and Bey could get it done. Unfortunately for Hawks fans, the group never lived up to expectations, and a decision now must be made. It's assumed that Atlanta will now look to build around current budding star Jalen Johnson and the others on Atlanta's roster, outside of Young.

For what it’s worth, I hope Detroit stays as far away from Trae Young as possible. Trae is a certified bucket-getter, but his defense is among the worst in the league, and his ‘looking to draw a foul anywhere on the court’ play is not something I’m interested in watching for an entire season. Additionally, his presence would move Cade off the ball, and Ivey even further down the line (if he was still around after the trade), muddying up what is already a conflicted lineup.

Tying up most of their available money for this would be a step in the wrong direction. Still, it's interesting to think that Detroit would even be in the market for Young.