ESPN's Chris Broussard tweeted Thursday morning that the Pistons are one of a handful of teams showing interest in Orlando Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick:
Indiana, San Antonio, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Washington all showing interests in JJ Redick— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 21, 2013
Take that with a grain of salt, though, because Broussard is wrong a lot. As Matt Dery noted shortly after on Twitter, the Magic want first rounders and expiring deals for Redick.
The Pistons already gave up a first rounder to Charlotte to unload another one-dimensional shooter and the only expiring deals the Pistons could offer without going back on their word is Jason Maxiell. Redick for Maxiell would work, but that deal would also be a candidate for most pointless trade ever.
There's also some substance from Adrian Wojnarowski, who has said that the Magic haven't ruled out hanging on to Redick in hopes to re-sign him:
Orlando has secured offers of first-round picks for J.J. Redick, sources tell Y! Sports. So far, those belong to teams drafting in the 20's.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013
The Pistons don't draft in the twenties, so even if the Pistons are interested in the impending free agent, it looks like they haven't made any offers.
Are they doing their due diligence on a sharp-shooting guard who has been most impressive when playing in front of the Pistons (20 for 36 in three games this year)? Maybe, but I really can't imagine the Pistons trading for him.
Overpaying him this offseason? That's a real sad possibility.