Pistons Notes: Prince, GM Candidates, Offseason

As the Pistons get their search for a general manager underway, Eric Woodyard of ESPN (Twitter link) hears from multiple sources that the team hasn’t requested to interview Tayshaun Prince. Currently the VP of basketball affairs for the Grizzlies, Prince was part of Detroit’s 2004 championship team and there was speculation he’d be a GM candidate, but he wasn’t on the team’s initial interview list, according to Woodyard.

As for candidates who might actually be on the Pistons’ list, sources tell Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News (Twitter link) that former Phoenix GM Ryan McDonough, former Atlanta GM Wes Wilcox, and current Clippers assistant GM Mark Hughes are among those receiving some consideration. However, Bondy cautions that the search will likely be “extensive,” so that list is far from exhaustive.

Here’s more on the Pistons:

  • With the Pistons’ season on the verge of coming to an end, Rod Beard of The Detroit News takes a player-by-player look at some of the offseason decisions facing the franchise. Only Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, Luke Kennard, Sekou Doumbouya have fully guaranteed salaries for next season, though as Beard notes, it’s a safe bet that a few other players will be back.
  • In his latest mailbag, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com addresses the timeline for the Pistons’ GM search and how the team will handle not being part of the NBA’s resumption, among other topics.
  • Earlier this afternoon, we passed along word that the Pistons are becoming the 29th of 30 NBA teams to reopen their practice facility for individual player workouts — they’ll do so on Thursday.
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5 thoughts on “Pistons Notes: Prince, GM Candidates, Offseason

  1. Simmons>Russ

    3 team trade
    Blake Griffin, Frank Ntilikina and a first 2021 from the pistons to the Thunder
    Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, DSJ and 2 seconds from the Knicks to the Pistons
    CP3 and Christian Wood (sign and trade) to the Knicks

    Knicks get Wood who they are interested in and finally get the veteran point guard CP3 who they have been after for a while. OKC gets Blake Griffin to return to his home town team and replace Gallo who will be leaving in FA. They also get young Frank Ntilikina and a first round pick. Pistons get rid of Blake’s huge deal at the cost of a first but get back 2 second round deals. They also get back DSJ who could still be useful in a rebuild. Remember in his rookie year he put up 15-4-5. Julius Randle who is still young and productive he has career averages of 15-9-3 and Portis on an expiring deal.

    Pistons get the big deal off the books and ad some youth without giving up to much.
    Knicks add a veteran star and ship out the young guys they don’t seem interested in.
    Thunder get a first for CP3 and add Griffin to replace Gallo in a feel good home town return story.

    Win win win situation

    Then Pistons with the 5th pick in the draft should take a the best player available (most likely Avdija, Haliburton, Anthony or Okungwu).
    Add Derrick Rose and Tony Snell as an expiring deal to the trade block and see what you can get back for them. Either way you now don’t have big contracts holding you back and have a young core to work with DSJ Kennard Doumboya Brown Randle Portis (draft pick)

    • jump shot

      Somehow I thought Tony Snell’s name would be a part of this proposed trade, even tho I have no idea what team he’s with now.
      But, yeah, I like this trade scenario. Doesn’t make Detroit any better but sometimes, aesthetically, you gotta look like you’re TRYING to get better, and this gives them the flexibility to make things happen.

    • L Lawliet

      Everyone is entitled to their thoughts. So I wont call your trade ridiculous like Ihave in the past. Just consider though. You are proposing Detroit gives up theor top 3 assets. Grifgin wood and a firat roinder. For players tgat are considerably worse. It just doesnt make sense bro.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    I do that trade. But I think Thunder are getting too much. Griffin and Rose are good chips for Pistons. I think they should go full rebuild. Considering they undersold Drummond. Those two could help contenders. I think NBA wants Pistons to win lottery. I would not pass on Wiseman.
    Wood is Someone Knicks will go after. Just hope they don’t overpay.

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