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NBA Trade Rumors: Pistons to add third point guard Thursday but won't give up assets to do so

Pablo Prigioni, Norris Cole on Pistons' radar with Nate Robinson, Jordan Farmar and Ramon Sessions also possibilities.

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The Detroit Pistons plan on adding a point guard between tonight's game against Philadelphia and Saturday's game against the Rockets, according to head coach Stan Van Gundy.

The team, however, is not going to sacrifice the future for the present, even if the present features a team fighting for a playoff spot.

"We're not going to go out and give away assets, picks or anything like that. No, we're not gonna do that," Van Gundy told The Detroit Free Press.

That means Reggie Jackson is not walking through that door. But somebody is. Whether that person is on a 10-day contract from the D-League or a trade remains to be seen.

The Pistons have previously been linked to veteran New York Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni and Miami Heat defense specialist Norris Cole. Ramon Sessions is also reportedly being made available by the Sacramento Kings.

Free agent point guard options include Nate Robinson and Jordan Farmar. Robinson initially reached out to the Heat upon his buyout from the Boston Celitcs, and there is reportedly mutual interest between Robinson and the Clippers.

If Detroit decides to go the D-League route, options include Gary Talton, Tim Frazier, Seth Curry, Chris Babb and Peyton Siva. One option the Pistons were reportedly interested in, calling up Lorenzo Brown from the Grand Rapids Drive, is no longer an option as Brown signed a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

There is no reason for the Pistons to be in panic mode, but point guard insurance is necessary as the team doesn't feature players on the wing who can handle the ball in a pinch other than maybe Jodie Meeks.

While Van Gundy said the team will not give up future assets, it remains to be seen just what he classifies as an asset. I imagine he would be open to sending out a player like Luigi Datome who is nowhere close to sniffing the rotation, and he might not consider a second-round pick an asset so valuable that it can't be put into a deal.

The team has until the trade deadline on Feb. 19 to figure out their season-long solution. Until then they could try out a player or two on 10-day deals.

Who do you think the Pistons should bring in?