Jaren Jackson Jr.
Cost: The Rudy Gobert deal
Jaren Jackson Jr. is another player who has not been made publicly available, but the Grizzlies will be in salary cap hell this offseason and will have to make some tough decisions, as they are poised to be well into the luxury tax, an area they don't want to be in.
Finding a team in financial trouble could be one way for the Pistons to take advantage of their cap space, but JJJ would not be cheap, as he's one of the best young two-way bigs in the game.
A power forward/center who can shoot and protect the rim is exactly what the Pistons are missing, so there's not much question of fit, as a guy like him would fit almost any team.
Cost is another story.
You have to assume that a guy this good who is just entering his prime is going to garner at least what Rudy Gobert did on the trade market, so we are talking about four first-round picks, a swap and a combination of role players and young guys with upside.
Again, the Detroit Pistons don't have the ammo to make such a deal, although Grizzlies fans are certainly high on former Memphis player Jalen Duren.
Would some combination of Duren and the #1 pick be enough to land JJJ? I have my doubts, and it's another deal that would have to wait until draft day to be completed unless the Pistons were able to land other picks.
JJJ is probably not a realistic target, but even if he were, this shows how the Pistons' lack of draft capital is killing them in potential trades, as it all but rules them out in most cases involving an impact player when you have teams like the Knicks and Thunder that can offer boatloads of picks.