The Detroit Pistons had high hopes this offseason after bringing in Josh Smith, but so far it’s been a struggle on Motown as the Pistons have amassed a 14-20 record and sit in the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot.
With teams nipping at their heels, it’s going to be a stressful few weeks within the organization as they attempt to figure out if they should be buyers or sellers come the February trade deadline.
Detroit was understandably hoping they’d be able to move a few assets to improve their roster for playoff seeding, but if the team can’t turn it around in the next couple weeks, it’s possible the team will become sellers – this according to Alex Kennedy:
There is a lot of turmoil in Detroit, and the Pistons aren’t sure whether they should be buyers or sellers at the deadline, according to league sources.
With playoff aspirations, it would be a pretty difficult pill for management to swallow if they had to sell off trade chips just months into what they felt was a successful re-tooling.