6 Teams the Pistons are "well positioned" to take advantage of this summer

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#1: Denver Nuggets 

Possible players: Michael Porter Jr., Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 

Smith mentioned that the loser of the Nuggets/Timberwolves series was going to have some tough decisions to make and that ended up being the defending champs, who still might have the best starting five in the NBA but have zero depth and are over the second apron. 

They’ve indicated they want to work out a new deal with KCP, who could be a free-agent option for the Pistons if they can’t. 

But the real prize would be Michael Porter Jr., who may be the ideal player for the Detroit Pistons given his age, skillset and position. A 6-foot-10 forward who is an elite 3-point shooter and only 25 years old? Yes, please. 

The Nuggets may have to sacrifice starting talent for more depth, but the question is whether the Pistons will have any that interests them. 

MPJ wouldn’t be cheap in a trade and there are teams like Orlando, OKC, Utah and others who would have more to offer than Detroit. 

Even though he’s an ideal trade target, I’m not sure the Pistons have the type of assets the Nuggets would require, as they would probably want draft picks to go along with a prospect and a win-now rotation player. 

Would Jaden Ivey, Isaiah Stewart and the 5th pick start a conversation? I’m not sure, but if MPJ hits the market, it’s a conversation they need to have.