Grading Detroit Pistons trade with Washington Wizards: The Picks
Second-round picks come and go in the NBA and there are always ways to pick up extra ones if you need them.
But the Pistons gave up two second-rounders to get Marvin Bagley III in the first place and now had to give up two more to get rid of him. This is an admission that this move was a complete disaster.
The Pistons traded assets (not much but still) to get a guy no one wanted, and gave him a ridiculous extension when he was going to be a restricted free agent that literally NOT ONE TEAM was bidding on. Troy Weaver bid against himself for some reason, gave MBIII a three-year extension and now has to pay to get rid of him after 86 games played and zero positive impact made.
The only plus side is that for once the Pistons weren't the ones taking on useless second-round picks for a salary dump, but otherwise, this was a trainwreck, more an admission of guilt than anything.