The Detroit Pistons will not make a major move at the trade deadline
We've discussed myriad possibilities for the Detroit Pistons at the NBA trade deadline, but in the end, splashy names like Zach LaVine and Dejounte Murray will not end up in Detroit, at least I hope they won't.
Given their lack of trade assets and the fact that they think Bojan Bogdanovic is more valuable to them than the return in a trade will be (questionable), the Pistons won't do much at this trade deadline.
Maybe they'll use some cap space to take on a bad contract in exchange for an asset or two. Yay!
Perhaps they'll take another flyer on a player with "high upside" who has yet to show it or try to add some fringe veterans to put a tiny Band-Aid on a gaping, mortal wound.
They might just do nothing at all, which you could argue is better than making a desperation, Blake Griffin-like trade. Though, to be fair, the Pistons were much better when they traded for Blake, so it made more sense than trading for a broken-down former All-Star like Zach LaVine makes now.
What is worse, doing nothing or making a bad splash? If we follow Troy Weaver's modus operandi, it will be the former, as he has been more risk-averse than any GM in the league, instead choosing to waste money on guys no other team wants. Bold strategy, Troy!