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Trade rumors are everywhere, we discuss.

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Less than one month until the trade deadline and rumors are swirling. Very little has actually been done so far by any team but that doesn’t stop anyone and everyone from getting their hearts all a flutter. Of course with the news that Blake Griffin is most likely done for the season and Tom Gores hinting at an appetite for destruction, AKA a rebuild have Pistons fans even more jittery.

We break down thoughts on three players: one that seems imminent, one that could also be done at any moment and a third wildcard for each of the writers.

1. Andre Drummond

A: Do you want to see him traded?

B: What percentage chance do you give for him being traded?

C: What realistic package would you accept if you were Ed Stefanski?

Lazarus Jackson:

A: Eh. I more think it’s inevitable that he will be traded.

B: 95%

C: Chandler Parsons, Bruno Fernando, 2020 BKN first-round pick, top-40 protected 2022 ATL second-round pick

Steve Hinson:

A: I’d be ok with it.

B: 75%, which is still way too low for a guy who should have been traded two years ago.

C: On the low end, an expiring contract. On the high end, any asset/person that might be useful three years from now.

Ryan Pravato:

A. Absolutely. Andre deserves to be on an immediate winner, like Dallas or Toronto. It’s been obvious that it’s just not happening in Detroit. Even if it did, it won't happen for at least another couple of seasons (you know, until Sekou is taking over the league).

B. 50%.

C. I’d accept a young player that is deemed to be a starter caliber player in a couple years’ time or less.

Justin Lambregtse:

I would hate to see Andre go because he has been here his whole career and has become somebody who has embraced the city, which doesn’t happen a lot. For basketball reasons though, he should be traded. I would put the chances of trading him at 65-75 percent. I would take a first round pick, plus a young player and a matching contract. I would settle for just one of those if it is down to the wire and there is a holdup on a deal.

Brady Fredericksen:

A: Yes. This era has to end and dealing Andre is the only way to do it. He’s going to walk this summer - and you’re not gonna bring him back - so why hang on? If you keep him and he opts in then we’re stuck with the same bad, but not bad enough, team next year. It just has to happen.

B: 80% chance. It sounds like there’s a market, but it’s yet to be seen if the market is offering anything worth a damn.

C: I’d take expiring money and a late pick. I think that’s reasonable. Maybe the Pistons are holding out for expiring money, player and pick? That’s too much. But if you can get something tangible beyond so space, do it. I do understand the folks that feel weird about trading a good player on an expiring deal for a bad player (say, Chandler Parsons) on one, but if you want to tank it out, that’s an avenue to do it.

2. Derrick Rose

A: Do you want to see him traded?

B: What percentage chance to you give for him being traded?

C: What realistic package would you accept if you were Ed Stefanski?

Lazarus Jackson:

A: Yes, between Dwane Casey’s newfound inability to restrain Rose’s minutes, my desire to see Bruce Brown Jr. and Jordan Bone play serious PG minutes, and something like 6 of the top 10 prospects of this year’s draft being lead ballhandlers, Rose isn’t a part of this team’s future.

B: 49%.

C: Lottery-protected future first-round pick.

Steve Hinson:

A: Good god yes.

B: 10%.

C: Me? I can’t imagine any trade I wouldn’t take for Rose. But realistically, he should bring back at least some sort of useful young player.

Ryan Pravato:

A. Yes. But selfishly I do like watching him play most nights with the Pistons.

B. 20% - as reports have stated, he’ll be dealt only if he requests it.

C. Useful young player with starter potential, or a project, or a first round pick

Justin Lambregtse:

I would actually like to keep Derrick Rose around as the veteran leader for the kids. Obviously Blake will be back next year, but I think a team of D Rose, a “healthy” Blake, and the kids could be decently fun next season. I would say 10-20 percent. There is a risk of Rose getting hurt which would be bad for a team trading for him for help for a playoff run. I would take a first round pick or young player for him.

Brady Fredericksen:

A: Yes. It’s too bad that Rose has played so well in such a disaster of a season for Detroit. He’s shown he has plenty left I the tank and the sooner the Pistons can deal him, the better. There’s an injury coming, and they cannot risk something like that preventing them from getting good return back on the best point guard they’ve had since, what, pre-injury Reggie Jackson?

B: 60% chance he’s dealt. The Pistons still need players to market to the fans and Rose is the closest thing they have to a ticket seller. That shouldn’t matter, but it does.

C: I’d want a first round pick here. I think you can land a pick in the bottom third of the first round from a playoff team that needs a veteran who can create and score off the dribble while being a good presence in the locker room.

3. Dealer’s choice

A: Why should _____ be traded?

B: What percentage chance to you give for him being traded?

C: What realistic package would you accept if you were Ed Stefanski?

Lazarus Jackson:

A: Langston Galloway. He’s more useful to a team with better shot creation than we have.

B: 65%

C: Multiple future second-round picks.

Steve Hinson:

A: Markieff Morris is the perfect trade fodder for this year, one where the top teams have a few young talented players but salaries are tough to make work.

B: 25%. Our front office isn’t the most proactive.

C: Any interesting young prospect.

Ryan Pravato:

A. Luke Kennard. Nice sixth man on a contending team. Perhaps could be a starter (and finisher, which is more important anyway) on the right team with stout defenders around him. Luke can move the needle for a contending team in need of more shooting and occasional play making. 76ers / also maybe the Lakers are likely destinations.

B. 20%. The 76ers might want him, it’s been reported earlier today (Saturday). I’d take rookie Matisse Thybulle back right this very second for Luke. I’m not very high on Zhaire Smith but many around the league seem to be.

C. Thybulle. Or the Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker (19 years old) is a widely coveted prospect around the league. He’s tearing up the G League, though likely not ready to impact a playoff team such as LA this season.

Justin Lambregtse:

Langston Galloway should be traded. He is having a career year, teams are always looking for good shooters, and his contract is expiring. I would put it at 95% only because it might be tough for a few teams to fit his salary in. I would take whatever I can get for him.

Brady Fredericksen:

A: Langston Galloway. Galloway’s in the final year of his deal and, while he’s playing the best ball of his career, the Pistons don’t NEED it in almost season. Shooters have value and the Pistons should be able to get something of value for their most consistent perimeter scorer.

B: 100% chance he’s dealt. I just don’t see why you would hang on to him. That’s just bad asset management.

C: I’d love to get something similar to what they landed for Reggie Bullock last year in Svi and a second. How that trade looks, I don’t know, but I think that’s a realistic expectation.

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That’s what we’re thinking, how about you? Let us know in the comments!

1. Andre Drummond

A: Do you want to see him traded?

B: What percentage chance do you give for him being traded?

C: What realistic package would you accept if you were Ed Stefanski?

2. Derrick Rose

A: Do you want to see him traded?

B: What percentage chance to you give for him being traded?

C: What realistic package would you accept if you were Ed Stefanski?

3. Dealer’s choice

A: Why should _____ be traded?

B: What percentage chance to you give for him being traded?

C: What realistic package would you accept if you were Ed Stefanski?