The Detroit Pistons have lost 800 games in a row (something like that) and are the worst team in the NBA again after promising fans this year was going to be different.
To say they were desperate would be a gross understatement, though you wouldn't know it from the silence emanating from the owner's box and front office.
A desperate GM can be a dangerous thing, and the last thing the Pistons need to do is compound their misery (if that's even possible) by making a bad trade that could set them back even further (HA!).
But they have to do something to change this culture of losing, whether it is a mass firing of the front office or some trades to shake up the roster.
The Pistons aren't the only disappointing team
What's happening in Detroit has long since passed disappointing and is well into "embarrassing" territory, but they aren't the only ones.
The Chicago Bulls are 10-17 and out of the playoff picture even though the Eastern Conference is not deep. They have an injured star player (LaVine) that no one wants and a 34-year-old DeMar DeRozan on an expiring contract who they waited too long to trade. This Bulls roster peaked at mediocre and needs a reset.
But perhaps the most disappointing team in the league is the Golden State Warriors, who are 12-14 and currently outside of the Western Conference play-in picture. Stephen Curry has been a one-man team and their "try to win two timelines at once" approach has not worked.
So would three of the most disappointing teams in the league make franchise-altering trades to try and salvage their seasons?