The Detroit Pistons have already made their first move of the trade season, sending Marvin Bagley III, Isaiah Livers and two second-round picks to the Wizards in exchange for expiring contracts.
The deal opens up some cap space, but was hardly monumental to the bigger picture, as all but one of the players involved are on expiring deals.
The Pistons are poised to make additional moves and have been connected to several high-profile names, though all are problematic in terms of what they would cost in a trade, their contracts or their fit with Detroit.
Recently, Sam Vecenie of The Athletic (SUBSCRIPTION) put together his top-35 trade board which includes only names of those players who have been mentioned in serious trade speculation. There were some high-profile names left out, so this does not represent Detroit's only options.
With just a focus on the names at the top of the list, I'll rank them in order of probability, from the pipe dreams to the more probable. Keep in mind that all of these players are long shots.
Dejounte Murray: Pipe dream
The Pistons reportedly expressed interest in Murray, and there are some things to like about him coming to Detroit. Murray is a good defender and a consistent scorer and shooter. But he thrives on the ball, isn't great off it, and Detroit likely doesn't have the trade package to get him anyway.
Without including Jaden Ivey, it's hard to make it work, and why would the Hawks want to trade one ball-dominant guard for another? Murray is not a great fit with Cade Cunningham and the Pistons don't want to give up one of their young core to get him, so I think you can scratch this one off the list.