The Pistons‘ stance on Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks, and Saddiq Bey doesn’t appear to have changed much in the last month, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic writes in his latest trade deadline preview.
According to Edwards, while Detroit is open to discussing and moving any of those three players if the price is right, the team is asking for a lot and seems happy to retain them through the deadline, given that all three are under contract at relatively team-friendly prices for next season.
While some league sources have expressed to The Athletic that they’d be surprised if Bey is moved, Edwards gets the sense that the third-year forward may be a more likely trade candidate than Bogdanovic or Burks. The Pistons’ asking price for Bogdanovic is very high, and Edwards believes the club is more likely to extend Burks (in the offseason) than to trade him.
Here’s more on the Pistons:
- Although the Pistons are high on Isaiah Livers‘ potential to develop into a solid three-and-D player, according to Edwards, they’re also prioritizing three-and-D wings in potential trades. First-round picks (ideally unprotected) and a three-and-D wing are two of the top items on the team’s wish list at the trade deadline, Edwards notes.
- Edwards adds the Sixers and Celtics to the list of teams that have recently called the Pistons to inquire about center Nerlens Noel. He also mentions Miami, Denver, Dallas, and Sacramento, whose interest in Noel has been previously reported.
- Of Detroit’s three 2020 first-round picks, Isaiah Stewart is the most likely to be extended during the coming offseason, in Edwards’ view. Bey and Killian Hayes are the other two players in that trio.
- Edwards says he wouldn’t be surprised if veteran guard Cory Joseph is included in a deadline deal and advises not to rule out the possibility of a reunion between Jerami Grant and the Pistons in the offseason. Although Detroit will have significant cap space and Grant seems to be in no rush to accept a four-year extension offer from the Trail Blazers, the idea that he’d return to the Pistons seems like a long shot to me.
3 thoughts on “Pistons Rumors: Bogdanovic, Burks, Bey, Noel, Stewart, More”
Love to see Bey in Knicks uniform. He fits us like a glove. Bey and DeRozan on Knicks. And this yr could be a special yr.
I thought this would be a real breakout season for Bey, but obviously things haven’t gone the way I, nor several other people, expected for Bey.
I think Bey could use a change of scenery, and I think he could be an excellent starting wing for any team needing his skillset.
Hopefully, he gets his shot elsewhere, he can regain his focus l, and it’ll rejuvenate Bey to end this year on a good note.
Most players who come out the the Big East play D. I’m sure that’s what Thibs sees. He’s a good shooter too. I don’t think he starts yet. But definitely can help our depth and be a solid rotation guy. He’s a good mix. Is what I see.