4 Trade scenarios the Pistons must prepare for this offseason

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1. Retooling around Cade Cunningham and Ausar Thompson 

When you look at the modern NBA, arguably the two most important types of players are guys who can create shots for themselves and others and two-way wings. That’s why the Pistons need to be prepared to pivot and build their team around these two players. 

Cunningham is a star in the making and will be even better when he has a supporting cast. Thompson is not there as a two-way wing yet, but his skills translate, and he might be the safest bet of anyone not named Cade to eventually win awards in the NBA. He is already an elite defender and rebounder and was starting to come around on offense before he got hurt. 

Small, inefficient guards who can’t defend (Ivey) and centers who can neither shoot nor protect the rim (Duren) are not as valuable or difficult to replace, so all things should be on the table. 

Cade and Ausar are the players the team should be building around and the Detroit Pistons need to be ready to make the best moves to complement them this summer.