The NBA trade deadline is just a day away and teams are starting to enter the mix for players that they otherwise weren’t widely rumored to be after in the previous weeks. While the Detroit Pistons have been pegged as a team likely to make a move, we are now hearing that they may enter the race for Evan Turner at the deadline.
According to SI’s Chris Mannix, the Pistons need perimeter shooting and could go after Turner and make a push for him in the 11th hour before the deadline passes.
The Pistons badly need perimeter help and are believed to like Turner. With owner Tom Gores — the driving force behind coach Maurice Cheeks’ ouster, according to a source — demanding results, Detroit may be willing to offer the kind of draft compensation the Sixers are insisting on for Turner.
The Pistons don’t have to make a move and they might find it hard to part with pieces the 76ers would want. Still, Turner has been mentioned with a lot of teams so far and it appears that Detroit is just another in a long line of interested teams.