Calling it "concern" would be a bit of a stretch, but the Pistons are certainly aware of today's trade deadline.

They saw former teammates Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye on Tuesday playing for the Grizzlies. The duo's trade came together so quickly both were in the locker room getting taped before a game against the Indiana Pacers, and they flew back with the team after the game.

"I was completely shocked that it happened," said forward Jason Maxiell, now the longest-tenured Piston. "But once you get around the 10-year mark, they want to start moving you around for a little bit."

In Wednesday's 105-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats they saw former Piston Ben Gordon, who was traded on the eve of last June's draft.

Maxiell, Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum would be prime candidates if a trade were to happen, although nothing seems imminent. Charlie Villanueva will also be attractive to teams once he enters the final year of his contract next season, maybe even before the draft.

"Guys talk about it for sure," Villanueva said. "Not to get into any names but it's out there. Guys do talk about it."

Stuckey doesn't have a good feel for what might happen, but doesn't think he's going anywhere for the time being.

"If something did go down, like any other guy, it's a business," Stuckey said. "If something was to happen, it happens. I'm just gonna be ready for a different opportunity, and we'll see."

There's many around the league who feel a change of scenery could do Stuckey some good, and perhaps it's more likely he'll get moved before June 30, when a team has to make a decision to guarantee the final $8 million of his contract.

Because he's going through a career-worst season, and it doesn't appear he and coach Lawrence Frank are on the same page as to how he should be used, he considers interest from other teams a compliment.

"I know this has not been a good year for me," Stuckey said. "But I know I can play basketball, I have to continue to keep my head up, high spirits."



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130221/SPORTS0102/302210367#ixzz2LYX2f4ax