Realistic or unrealistic? Fan trades and free agents for the Detroit Pistons

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The Pistons should tank again for Cooper Flagg: Unrealistic 

The Pistons may be terrible again next season, but if they are, it won’t be on purpose, same as this year, when Detroit was actually trying to win games (at least in the beginning) and were just awful. 

The fanbase is already prepared to revolt after four years of historic losing and it’s hard to imagine a new president of basketball ops deciding to lose on purpose in their first season on the job. 

Also, being the worst team guarantees nothing, as the Pistons found out last season after winning 17 games, having the worst record in the league and picking 5th. There is a 47.9 percent chance that the same scenario will play out this season. 

Tanking doesn’t work, never has and never will, so can we please stop with this? Some of you youngsters may feel like you have endless time (you don’t) for the team to “develop” talent and endure a 10-year rebuild, but for those of us who know better, we’d like to see this team compete sometime before we start drawing social security. I can’t stress this enough: NO MORE TANKING. 

The Detroit Pistons sign Miles Bridges: Unfortunately, realistic 

The Pistons don’t have much to sell free agents on these days other than money, so may have to dive into the dumpster to find one who will come to Detroit. At the bottom of this dumpster, you will find convicted domestic abuser Miles Bridges. The worst part about signing Bridges, other than the moral and ethical issues, is that he’s not even that good, so you are selling your soul for a guy who was the third-best player on a horrible team. Great! And they’ll likely have to overpay to even get him. Great!