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What should Pistons do before the NBA Trade Deadline?

We go over whether the Detroit Pistons should buy or sell before the NBA Trade Deadline on Feb. 10.

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Jerami Grant of the Detroit Pistons warms up before a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder wearing a shirt in support of the victims of the Oxford High School shooting at Little Caesars Arena on December 06, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.
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The Detroit Pistons have kickstarted their rebuild with No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham but still need more pieces and time to emerge as a contender in the East. That leaves Detroit in a seller’s position at the deadline, with versatile forward Jerami Grant being the centerpiece of attention from the league’s contenders. The Pistons have to be smart about this deadline to best set themselves up for the future.

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Grant is not the only player the Pistons should look to deal, although he’s the one who will likely deliver the biggest return. Killian Hayes has a questionable fit with Cunningham so if teams hungry for players with potential start offering draft assets, the Pistons will listen. There could even be some interest for Kelly Olynyk, even though he’s been injured for most of the year. Grant deserves to go to a contender, so that’s a move Detroit absolutely has to make.