The Pistons aren’t eager to trade Bojan Bogdanovic, but they’re willing to part with him for the right price, league sources tell James L. Edwards III of The Athletic. Detroit is asking for an unprotected first-round pick at minimum, Edwards adds, and the front office is confident that offers in that range will materialize. That will lead to a difficult decision on whether to keep Bogdanovic in an effort to be competitive next season or to move him in exchange for draft help.
Acquired from the Jazz in September, the 33-year-old Bogdanovic is in the midst of his best NBA season, averaging a career-high 21.2 points per game while shooting 48.7% from the field and 41.5% from three-point range. He signed an extension in October that keeps him under contract through the 2024/25 season.
Bogdanovic may be the best shooter available heading into the February 9 trade deadline. The list of teams that have expressed interest in acquiring him has reportedly reached double digits, so the Pistons appear to be in a good position to get their asking price.
Edwards offers more insight into Pistons trade rumors:
- Detroit hasn’t shown much interest in moving Alec Burks, who is also having his best offensive season, averaging 13.8 PPG as a reserve. The Pistons hold a $10.4MM option on the 31-year-old for next season and appear content to bring him back. Edwards believes a team would have to be willing to greatly overpay for Burks to get Detroit’s attention.
- The Pistons and backup center Nerlens Noel have agreed that a trade would be the best option for both sides, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be moved before the deadline. Edwards hears that if Noel remains with the team past February 9, he won’t be looking for a buyout. Detroit isn’t expected to pick up its $9.6MM team option on Noel for next season, Edwards adds, unless the move would be part of an offseason trade. Edwards cites the Heat, Nuggets and Mavericks as teams that have been most active in trade talks for Noel.
- Rival teams began monitoring Saddiq Bey when he lost his starting job in November, league sources tell Edwards. But the Pistons haven’t given up on the third-year small forward, who is only 23 and is coming off two productive seasons. Edwards believes it would take a significant offer for Detroit to part with Bey, who remains a steady part of the rotation.
16 thoughts on “Pistons Rumors: Bogdanovic, Burks, Noel, Bey”
Ok, to summarize: like every other team in the league, Detroit will make a trade if the other team overpays.
Bogdanovic or Bey could be huge assets to any contending team that needs an extra boost.
Bogdanovic won’t be able to put up the same numbers anywhere else, but he should be able to maintain his shooting percentages and could be a real spark for any team that needs either a scoring 6th man off the bench or a scoring deep threat in their starting rotation.
Bey is more someone I could see really blossoming in a different environment. I think for him a change of scenery would be best for both parties.
The Pistons should get what they can while he still has a good bit of value; otherwise, his value will only continue to decline if they continue lowering his minutes.
The acquiring team would get a solid wing that has yet to reach his full potential, and one who very recently looked like a great, young two-way player.
Bogie has averaged between 18-21 PPG with at least .387 from deep for the last 5 seasons. Prior to this season he spent three seasons on a fringe contender. Why wouldn’t he be able to put up similar numbers on another team?
I didn’t mean a large drop-off, but honestly I thought his ppg average this season was a little higher.
On a contending team though, I’d still expect his numbers to go down from 21ppg to probably closer to 15-16. That being just from not getting as many opportunities. Really though, it would depend on his role, as a bench scoring option, he very well may be able to be a spark plug and get closer to his career averages..
Bogdanovic, Burks & Noel to Lakers for Westbrook and a couple draft picks. Get it done!
Honestly thats probably the best theyre going to get but it will only be for 1 pick. I cant imagine they give up both picks and their 3rd leading scorer for just a shooter and role players.
I don’t think they’re giving up BB and Burks for one pick. They will be able to get a first-round pick for BB by himself. It sounds like the Pistons are going to hold out for the best offer. The Lakers might have to overpay.
Yup. I’d say that offer isn’t worth both firsts, but it’s also worth more than one of those first.
I said that along time ago
The trade would be Bogs for bev nunn and the 27 unprotected
Some reports have has lakers declining that already – I think that’s fair value and if JeanieRob are thinking they can get better ( or cheaper(protections ) ) they will walk away with nothing ultimately in the end
Never will happen.
Noel and Miami could be a wonderful fit
Q: can his knee last more than one week at a time?
Q: can his complete lack of offense keep him on the floor?
If so a trade could be huge
Why didn’t Suns find a way to get Bogdanovic?
Crowder and Saric go to third team and add salary dump
Three forwards rotation
Johnson can be small forward too
Pistons should move Burkes and Noel. Get younger. They will lose them in FA anyway.
Troy Weaver will get something done & he’s in no rush on the key players. The back up players can be moved but it’s just cap management at this point.