Ranking the Detroit Pistons' trade assets: Role players unlikely to be traded
#5: Marcus Sasser
Sasser hasn't gotten much chance to show what he can do, but he could be used as a sweetener for a deal, as he does have upside as a recent first-round pick.
But he's already 23 years old and teams aren't exactly falling over themselves to acquire undersized, shoot-first guards these days. Drafting Sasser was a mistake given the Pistons' dire need for forwards and wings, and with Killian Hayes and possibly Monte Morris on the way out, Detroit is likely to be stuck with him, which may not be the worst thing. Sasser appears to have an NBA-level skill (scoring), so may be more valuable to Detroit next season when they don't have as many guards ahead of him on the depth chart.
#4: Isaiah Stewart
Teams have reportedly inquired about Beef Stew, but it's hard to see the Pistons moving him unless it is part of a big deal, as they just signed him to an extension last summer and he is a favorite of Troy Weaver.
Stewart could be a very good backup big man playing both spots, but he hasnt been able to this season because of the lack of depth at the position.
If the Pistons had buyer's remorse about that extension, they could move Stewart fairly easily, which tells me they probably shouldn't. If good teams see Stewart as a valuable piece, the Pistons probably should too.