NBA Trade Rumors 2013: Pistons more likely to stand pat at deadline

It had been reported before that the Pistons would most likely not make another deal this trading period and Keith Langlois reiterated as much in his most recent mailbag:

Dwayne (Clinton Twp., Mich.): With the trade deadline Thursday, what moves if any do you expect the Pistons to make?

Langlois: I'm on standby, Dwayne, but I think it's more likely that the Pistons stand pat than make a deal. They've already made one significant trade within the past month. It's possible a playoff or title contender will offer a draft pick for an expiring contract, I suppose - those are common trade-deadline deals - but it has to be something that benefits the Pistons in the future without compromising their cap position headed into the summer. The Pistons are also bumping up close to the luxury tax threshold, so it's unlikely they will be parking somebody else's big contracts for the rest of the season to help another team avoid taxes, either.

Crazy things could still pop up out of thin air, like J.J. Redick, but I think I'm going to play it safe and not expect another trade from the Pistons before the end of the day.

That doesn't mean we can't wonder and talk about all the other NBA trade rumors -- make sure you head over to our NBA Trade Deadline Day Open Thread, and be sure to follow along with our trade deadline stream.

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