NBA Trade Rumors: Detroit Pistons unlikely to make trades at deadline

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Feb 8, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons small forward Josh Smith (6) high fives point guard Brandon Jennings (7) during the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Pistons won 126-109. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons fired their head coach on Sunday morning, which seems to have been the one big move they were planning to make in order to turn their team around. With a roster of talent that looks great on paper but is sluggish on the court, the Pistons have been mentioned in trade rumors left and right, which is likely why fans may be upset to hear the team isn’t likely to make any moves at the deadline.

According to Pistons beat writer Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News, the Pistons are likely to have a quiet deadline despite all of the rumors swirling about Josh Smith and Greg Monroe.

In fact, I’d argue it’s more imperative the Pistons make the playoffs now and forfeit their first-round pick to the Bobcats. As a condition of the Ben Gordon trade, the Pistons keep the pick if it’s in the top eight and lose it if it’s ninth or lower, which is automatic if they reach the playoffs.

The Pistons are still open to a trade, but the fact of the matter is, they have the talent to win now and all they need to do is put it together.

Topics: Detroit Pistons

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