From role players to stars: 13 trade targets for the Pistons

Feb 4, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA;  Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) dribbles the ball against
Feb 4, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) dribbles the ball against / Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
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The Detroit Pistons are making history, but not the good type.

What started as a season of promise and false hope has quickly turned into a 15-game losing streak, the longest in franchise history, with no end in sight.

The team looks dead, defeated and scared to make a mistake, a shell of the confident young team that had some amount of swagger coming into the season.

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As you would expect, fans are calling for change, though it's unclear if we are going to get it, as the Pistons are short on ways to improve this team, try to salvage the season and at least give some hope for the future.

Mike Scotto of HoopsHype recently put together a list of each team's top trade candidates, and there are several who could interest the Detroit Pistons, who need everything from solid role players to stars.

Possible trade targets for the Detroit Pistons

De'Andre Hunter

He might be less available now that Jalen Johnson is hurt, but Hunter is a solid, not spectacular, two-way wing. The Pistons probably should have just kept Saddiq Bey in that role, but Hunter is a better defender.

Chris Paul

Why not? The Pistons need a veteran point guard who can teach their youngsters how to win. Devin Booker credits Paul as a big part of his ascension, so who knows maybe he could do the same for Cade Cunningham. Paul would hate this but I'd take part of a season of his mentorship. Could the Pistons flip them Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks? Just spitballing here.

Buddy Hield

A lights-out shooter who rarely misses games? Yes please. I'm not sure why Indiana would move him other than that he's on an expiring deal. Also not sure if the Pistons even have the assets Indiana would want in return. The Pistons could just wait for him to become a free agent, but there will be a bidding war for Hield.