Greg Monroe rumors haven’t picked up as of late, suggesting that earlier reports regarding his availability are true, and that Dumars is willing to keep the talented bigman. However, other names which a lot of people expected to be thrown about have not been sighted in any reliable reports.
Will Bynum, in an interview with CBS Detroit, explained he wasn’t worried about the trade deadline. Bynum, who was rumoured to be a potential target for Danny Ainge’s Celtics, is arguably one of the most likely Pistons to be traded at the deadline. In his interview, Will essentially says that whatever happens, happens and that whether he is playing in Detroit or any other city after Thursday doesn’t change how he plays and he’ll just "move on and adjust". However, since the sacking of head-coach Maurice Cheeks, Bynum no longer seems to be on the block.
The Pistons have apparently offered Jonas Jerebko to New Orleans for Anthony Morrow according to Goodwill, but it was more of an expression of interest from Detroit than anything else. A report has surfaced that it would take a first-round pick to pry Morrow away from the Pelicans, a cost the Pistons would hopefully not consider.
Charlie Villanueva drawing interest from the Miami Heat? According to Ira Winderman of the Orlando Sentinel, the defending-champions could apparently take a look at Chunky if he were to be waived by the Pistons, former Piston Ben Gordon is also on his list as well as Milwaukee forward Caron Butler, Celtics guard Keith Bogans and Lakers centre Chris Kaman. Winderman is speculating more than anything, and I have a hard time believing the Heat would go after Villanueva if he were to be waived by the Pistons, that being said, weirder things have happened.
Other than this, there hasn’t been much trade chatter involving the Pistons, any potential trade was apparently nixed by the firing of Maurice Cheeks. Minor or major, this roster needs a shakeup, and with Joe Dumars being on the hotseat, we may see some trade action in the next few days.