Dec 19, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson (54) celebrates after scoring in front of Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (10) during the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Raptors won 110-100. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
It’s being kind to say this year’s Detroit Pistons team has been disappointing. At 5-21 and showing no signs of improving, there has to be some kind of change.
The Pistons have pieces that other contending teams way want and in return, Detroit can receive some future draft picks and better players to help with the team’s chemistry. Trade rumors have been following the Pistons for a while and it’s been reported recently, head coach and team President, Stan Van Gundy has been in talks with other teams, to see who’s on the market.
Players like Jonas Jerebko, Kyle Singler, Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, D.J. Augustin and Greg Monroe are all people who Detroit can move while slightly improve the team.
Van Gundy has expressed that he’s looking for high energy guys, who better fit his system and that the team is “active” in trade talks.
On paper, Detroit has a good mix of veterans and young players, the problem is, none of the pieces mesh well. Moving some players can be tricky, but not impossible.