#1: Pistons trade with the Bulls for Zach LaVine
If the Pistons could land LaVine without giving up Cade Cunningham, Jalen Duren, Jaden Ivey or Ausar Thompson, they would have to consider it, as for all of his flaws on defense and when it comes to staying healthy, LaVine is still a very good player who would make the Pistons better.
Would the Bulls give in and trade him without getting one of the "blue chippers" in return?
In this trade, the Pistons cough up two expiring contracts and former first-round pick Marcus Sasser in exchange for LaVine.
This would allow the Pistons to bring Ivey off the bench as the primary scoring option and add to their overall depth.
It may be a pipe dream to think the Bulls would give up LaVine for so little a return, as they would at least want Bojan Bogdanovic instead of Joe Harris, but how desperate are they to get off his contract? The Pistons should play hardball here, as there aren't many other teams interested in LaVine who also have a better offer to put on the table. Chicago should have zero leverage.
If OKC wanted to get involved, it's over anyway, as they can throw in draft picks that the Pistons don't have. Detroit could sweeten the pot with their 2nd-round pick for this year that comes via Washington, which will be a borderline first-round pick.
I have been on the record many times as saying I don't think LaVine is the answer, but if you can get him for this package it makes his contract and injury concerns more palatable and it's unlikely the Pistons are going to be able to land a player of his caliber in free agency anyway.
But what if Detroit gets crazy and includes one of the "Core Four," could it still work in their favor?