The rumors are beginning to swirl with Thursday’s trade deadline rapidly approaching, but many around the NBA say the Pistons aren’t being very active.

It’s a change compared to recent weeks, when it seemed a near certainty at least a minor move would get done, possibly to acquire a shooter in a reserve role, considering they’re the worst shooting team in the NBA.

Pistons president Joe Dumars still had the expiring contracts of Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva to dangle at teams, with both making around $8.5 million each before their deals come off the books.

Stuckey seemed more likely a candidate to be moved than Villanueva because he provides on-court value. He has found a niche as a sixth man and likely will bolt via unrestricted free agency this summer, so the school of thought was the Pistons would get something for Stuckey as opposed to letting him walk for nothing.

But since the unexpected firing of Maurice Cheeks by owner Tom Gores after just 50 games, it doesn’t appear the Pistons are in any rush to make any moves — either out of haste or foresight for the future.

“I think it’s dead over there,” one league executive said. “They’ve been dead silent for a while.”

Other league executives echo the same sentiment, with Dumars in the last year of his contract and the team having playoff expectations, it could be taken as a curious stance.