NBA trade rumor season is heating up and the Detroit Pistons figure to be one of the busiest teams at the trade deadline.
The only question that remains is whether they will try to drastically remake their roster now or wait until the end of the season.
Troy Weaver must be somewhat excited about seeing how the addition of two competent veterans has helped his bench and the Pistons will be looking to add more of them at the deadline or beyond.
One team to watch is the Indiana Pacers, who not only have a logjam at power forward (one of the Pistons' biggest positions of need) after trading for Pascal Siakam but also have to prepare their cap space to re-sign him this summer if things work out.
Detroit Pistons: Trading with the Indiana Pacers
It seems more likely that Detroit will sell off a few of their expiring contracts and collect some future assets, but there are reasons they should go for their big move now.
The first is that there aren't many attractive free agents, and the ones that do exist may not choose Detroit, which would leave them holding a bag of cap space with nothing of impact to spend it on, a dangerous spot to be in for a GM trying to hold onto his job.
The Pistons could get a jumpstart on spending that space by making a trade now and getting an inside track on signing players who can be free agents this summer.
Three such players may be available from the Indiana Pacers, as ClutchPoints reported:
"The Pacers are continuing to make calls in search of more talent ahead of the trade deadline, sources said, making Buddy Hield, Obi Toppin, and Jalen Smith available. Indiana has no interest in dealing Myles Turner, Bennedict Mathurin, or rookie Jarace Walker."
All three of these players are potential fits for the Detroit Pistons, so is there a trade out there that could land one or even all of them?