The NBA Trade Deadline strikes in a little over five hours as of this writing. The Detroit Pistons have fired their head coach and their GM looks to be a lame duck so things are remarkably quiet. In some ways, that's good (no Greg Monroe trade), but in some ways it's also bad (no trades of any kind).
But just because the Pistons are likely to be quiet today doesn't mean the other teams in the NBA aren't going to be making a lot of noise. Rumor has it that the Brooklyn Nets (No. 6 in East) are looking to trade for the Lakers very available forward Jordan Hill, while also having secured a trade for Kings moderately used, handsomely paid Marcus Thornton.
The Charlotte Bobcats (No. 8 in East), fresh off spanking the Pistons two consecutive games, are also interested in Hill (who isn't?) while also looking to upgrade wing scoring in the form of Evan Turner, Gary Neal, Arron Afflalo or maybe Anthony Morrow.
The biggest fish on the market is obviously Minnesota Timberwolves big man Kevin Love (man, would he look perfect next to Andre Drummond or what?) but I find it hard to believe that he'll be moved by the end of the day.
But perhaps even more interested to Pistons fans while they lick their wounds at what looks like another lost season is what the teams below them in the standings are poised to do -- specifically Cleveland, New York and Boston in the East, and Utah, and Sacramento in the West. Each team looks primed to jump a foundering Pistons team in the standings (the Kings are 3.5 games below Detroit currently). Utah and Boston might sell off assets (whither Rajon Rondo?) in order to tank while the Cavs, Knicks and Kings look poised to try and improve their clubs.
Whatever happens talk about here and Detroit Bad Boys will keep you posted if anything big develops, especially concerning the Pistons.