Could the Pistons keep Jaden Ivey and still get Dejounte Murray?
There have been whispers of a bigger trade brewing between the Pistons and Hawks, one in which the Pistons would take on some additional money and have to give up fewer assets (more on that in a second).
So let's assume momentarily that the Pistons could get Murray without giving up Ivey. How does that work?
Ivey would likely be pushed to the bench again, which isn't catastrophic, as he can still play big minutes and it might allow him to have the ball in his hands more as the primary facilitator and scorer with the second unit.
The first question is whether the Hawks are that desperate to get off money that they would trade Murray for lesser assets.
The second is how a team built around three guards is going to thrive in the modern NBA, as the Pistons would still be light on wings and power forwards and would now have three guards who need to have the ball in their hands to thrive.
These are potentially things they could work around, and if Murray was not the final move, who knows, it could work.
But what would the Pistons have to take on in a trade and would the Hawks be remotely interested?