The Detroit Pistons are nearing one of their most important NBA trade deadlines in recent memory.
The team needs re-tooled around the core and they have to decide which of their current players will be a part of that. They also have to decide if they want to go for a big splash now or try to wait until the end of the season.
With limited trade assets, the Pistons might not even be in a position to make a big move, but Troy Weaver is under pressure to improve the roster now, as the crop of free agents keeps dwindling and it wasn't great to begin with.
But it's imperative that he not make the wrong move, as taking on the wrong deal could set the team back even more if that's possible.
Here are two that could help push the team forward and two they should stay far away from.
Trading with the New York Knicks: Boost
The Knicks are looking to add firepower for a playoff run and may feel more compelled now that Miami made the trade for Terry Rozier, which could help them leapfrog New York.
The Knicks have been attached to Bojan Bogdanovic at various times, but more recently to Alec Burks, who is a favorite of coach Tom Thibodeau.
If the Pistons can get a first-round pick and/or Quention Grimes they should consider moving either Burks or Bogdanovic to New York.
A pick would come in handy when trying to make future trades and a young 3-and-D guard/wing like Grimes is the type of player the Pistons should be targeting.
I'd look to move Burks while the price is at a high, hoping to recoup at least one asset.