Ranking the Detroit Pistons' trade assets: Veterans and draft assets
#3: Alec Burks
A sharpshooter who got hot at the right time and is on an expiring deal will have many suitors at the deadline. The Knicks are the team most recently attached to Burks in trade rumors and if the Pistons can get a first-round pick or player like Quentin Grimes, they'll have to consider it.
Of course, if the offers top out at second-round picks, the Pistons should consider re-signing Burks, as they'll still need a veteran with his skill set in the future.
#2: Bojan Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic is just a slightly more expensive and better version of Burks. Teams have been calling about him for two seasons now, but will this finally be the year the Pistons pull the trigger?
Just like Burks, it's a tough call, as Bojan is still worth more to Detroit than a crappy trade package, so the right offer will have to be there for them to move him.
#1: The 2024 1st-round pick
The Detroit Pistons' best trade asset isn't a player at all, but their 1st-round pick for the next draft. The problem is that Detroit can't move it until draft day because they owe it to the Knicks, though it will certainly fall within the protections.
This will end up being a top-5 pick, and if it happens to be #1 (which you know will happen in a year with no consensus stars), it could be a valuable asset to any team looking to reload. The Pistons don't need any more teenagers on the roster, so if they can flip this pick on draft day for a proven player, they'll have to consider it.