#2: Alec Burks
Burks would have been a nice trade asset at the deadline except for the fact that he has been terrible since returning from injury.
Burks has averaged just 7.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists over his last 16 games while shooting a woeful 29 percent from the field and 26 percent from long range.
So just like the guy at #1, the Pistons waited a season too long to move Burks, who looked like one of the best bench scorers in the NBA at the start of the season but has been in a freefall.
Hopefully, he'll get back to form by the deadline so that he is an asset and not just a guy the Detroit Pistons have to give away.
#1: Bojan Bogdanovic
The Detroit Pistons should have traded Bogdanovic last season but neglected to because he would help them "win games." How has that worked out?
There is a chance the Pistons will still get a decent return for Bogdanovic, whose partially-guaranteed deal next season will be attractive to contending teams that don't want to make a long-term commitment.
This proposed 3-team trade is probably the best the Pistons can hope for and it's a bit of a pipe dream.
But the Pistons need to get an extra first-round pick in 2024 if they want to make a big move, as right now they are hampered from adding multiple first-rounders by the pick they owe the Knicks. If they could get even one first-round pick for Bogdanovic (without taking on salary past this season) it would be malpractice not to do it, as it would open up more possibilities for bigger deals.