Detroit Pistons trade rumors have the team listening to offers for Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. This is big news from the Pistons, as it had previously been thought that Drummond and Caldwell-Pope were being pulled back before the February 23 NBA trade deadline. Instead, the Pistons are listening to what other teams are willing to offer in a deal for either player, possibly improving the odds that that team could go into a full rebuilding mode to close out the 2016-17 NBA season.
A new report by ESPN confirms that these Detroit Pistons trade rumors are indeed accurate. NBA analyst Marc Stein shines additional light on the situation, stating that the Pistons are welcoming offers for three important players on the roster. Drummond, Caldwell-Pope, and Reggie Jackson might be expensive for another franchise to acquire, but the three veterans are all on the market now. Could the Pistons deal them for draft picks in a “fire sale” that would allow the team to completely rebuild from the bottom up?
A host of other NBA teams already expressed interest in acquiring Andre Drummond. The Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Pelicans, and Toronto Raptors were involved in negotiations with the Pistons about acquiring the former All-Star center. In regard to the Blazers, the front office in Detroit even mentioned which player they wanted back, naming guard C.J. McCollum as a player they would like included in any deal. This caused the Blazers to back away from the trade discussions, basically stating McCollum was untouchable.