If Anthony Bennett Starts to slip that could touch of a trading frenzy. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Draft Trade Rumors: Detroit Pistons Could Trade #8 Pick

As the 2013 NBA Draft Trade Rumors swirl there are several teams that have emerged could be trading partners with the Detroit Pistons for the #8 pick in the draft. The combination of uncertain draft values, undefined team needs and the lack of a consensus #1 pick have resulted in what could be a frenzied trade market.

Teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks all have multiple picks and they all have specific players in mind they would like to acquire.  That could result in a unique opportunity for the Detroit Pistons if any of those targeted players begins to drop.

The Detroit Pistons also have a couple of specific players in mind that may be available later in the draft than #8. C.J. McCollum, Micheal Carter-Williams and Shabazz Muhammad have been predicted to go anywhere from #6 to #15.  That gives the Pistons plenty of room to trade down a few spots, pick up an extra first round pick all the while still acquiring one of the players they have targeted.

Now here is where it get tricky.  Any of these likely scenarios are going to develop during the draft. Because draft values are all over the place, teams in the top 7 could literally pick anyone. So teams hoping to trade up will be paying close attention to selections to determine whether it is worth the risk to trade up.

If Nerlens Noel, Ben McLemore, Anthony Bennett or Trey Burke start to slip.  That could cause a trading frenzy for teams trying to get into position to acquire them. If that happens the Pistons could cash in.

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  • Chris Wyman

    If the players you suggest might fall in the draft it’s only because there isn’t a sports writer on the planet that has a clue what they are talking about. If the Pistons trade back to 16 and draft Shabazz it’s because that’s where he was most likely to be anyway. Personally I believe Shabazz is a douchebag but that’s not just me.

    • Tony Fischer

      Thanks for the read Chris! The draft was crazy and it seems many sports writers on the planet don’t know what they are talking about. lol

      • Chris Wyman

        hey no problem man! I’m just saying lol ;)