I'm from Poland and have been rooting for the Pistons since 1989, the year of first nba basketball broadcast in our country. I'm lurker here for some time and, first of all, I want to thank you all for making this community.
Second of all, I would like to suggest the following trade. It is based on the assumption that Washington is still losing and falling apart. So here it is:
1. Detroit receives Bradley Beal and Jeff Green from Wizards, Yogi Ferrell and Skal Labissiere from Kings;
2. Washington receives Jon Leuer, Luke Kennard and first round pick in 2019 draft from Pistons, Iman Shumpert and Harry Giles from Kings;
3. Sacramento receives Reggie Jackson and Stanley Johnson from Pistons and Tomas Satoransky from Wizards.
The trade is successful on Sachin Gupta's trade machine:
Detroit acquire third all star to form its legit big three, in Beal. He can shoot threes and drive to the basket. He is an elite creator for himself and others. And he is quite good perimeter defender. As such he is a perfect fit for team with two bigs and shooters and is on good contract. Next, we get a point guard more compatible with current system, in Ferrell (a better shooter, moves better without the ball, can drive inside the paint and with his quickness and strength he can be more disruptive in perimeter defense and on the switches than our current point guards, barring Bruce Brown - I also hope his future is at point guard). We also get a good wing for our second unit, in Green. He won't fill the energy gap produced by departure of Johnson but will provide things that the latter lacks (more reliable scoring, experience). Finally, we get someone who can be developed into productive big playing on both ends inside and outside - Labissiere - and thus fulfill hopes we vested in Henry Ellenson. In addition, Detroit get significant financial flexibility for this season (after the trade we are about 3 millions under the tax line) and next ones (we get rid of Jackson and Leuer's contracts). Washington acquires a draft pick, two young promising players (Kennard and Giles), an expiring deal (Shumpert) and Leuer (who is proving that he can still be useful and thus be an attractive expiring deal next summer). In addition Washington cuts its tax burden by more than 60%. Sacramento acquires a bench scorer in Jackson, a good defensive small forward (they don't have any) in Johnson and a good offensive wing in Satoransky. They can move Bogdanovic to the first unit to form a deadly combo with Hield on the wings while Jackson and Satoransky can uphold their bench production. Johnson provides a needed defense for a team that plays Currys, Durants, James, Hardens etc. every other day.
So what do you think about this trade?