Team could use another outside shooter
Are the Detroit Pistons done dealing following last week's blockbuster trade that landed than All-Star forward Blake Griffin?
The Pistons now have a strong one-two punch of big men in Griffin and Andre Drummond. But having relinquished Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley, they aren't as deep in 3-point shooters, and defenses can collapse on Drummond and Griffin, not fearing the outside threat as much.
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m.. Championship-caliber teams these days typically have three All-Star quality players. Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy said the team might not be done dealing, but don't expect them to add a third star.
“I don’t think that would happen, I don’t see a route to that, based on where we are with our roster and the assets we have to trade," Van Gundy said. "There may be something else happen, not really expecting it, but there could be something else happen, but I don’t think it would be of that magnitude.”
Here is a look at each Pistons player’s trade potential -- with the exception of newcomers Griffin, Willie Reed and Brice Johnson -- and whether they are likely on the block and whether the club should pursue a deal (contract information courtesy of basketballreference.com).
Contract: One year remaining at $2.5 million.
In 23 games since mid-December he is shooting 54 percent, including 49.6 percent from 3-point range, and averaging 12.3 points. With Bradley gone, Bullock likely is their starting shooting guard for the remainder of the season. He can play small forward as well. Since the team needs even more of an outside threat, Bullock isn't likely going anywhere.
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