Update: since the writing of this, the Pistons traded both Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks to the Knicks. Here is the full deal:
The Pistons now have several extra players, so will need to make further moves or cut some people very soon.
Update: Since the writing of this, Buddy Hield has been traded to the 76ers, so he will not be coming to the Detroit Pistons.
The NBA trade rumors are flying around the Detroit Pistons just ahead of the NBA trade deadline, so let's just get into it.
Detroit Pistons trading Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks to the Knicks?
The biggest question hanging over the Pistons after making two fringe moves yesterday is what they will do with veterans Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks.
Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports reported that the Knicks and 76ers have been in talks to acquire both the Pistons' veteran shooters, with the Knicks discussion labeled as the most serious.
We've wondered if the Pistons could get their first-round pick back from the Knicks, which would open up bigger trade possibilities. If one shooter isn't enough, maybe both will do:
This is the structure of the deal, though the Knicks would have to add another $4 million in salary to make the money work.
Would this be enough for the Pistons to finally move their two best trade assets? Losing them both would sting the depth chart, but getting that pick back could be big, especially if the Pistons can then package it with another pick to land a bigger name.
Pistons talking with the Pacers about Buddy Hield
There is also rumbling that the Pistons have inquired about sharpshooter Buddy Hield, who would be a nice replacement for Bogey and Burks.
He's on an expiring deal, so the Pistons would need some assurances that he'd be willing to re-sign to stay in Detroit.
The question is what the Pistons would need to give up to get him, especially if the aforementioned deal with the Knicks were to go through.
It may be that it's one or the other for Detroit, as they may not have enough left to land Hield, though they do still have Joe Harris' expiring contract, which is hardly enticing to the Pacers, who likely want a useful player and/or picks at least for Hield.
More information will be coming in by the minute, so stay tuned to PistonPowered for the latest updates and breakdowns of today's trade deadline action.