Detroit Pistons x Dallas Mavericks | Trade Explanation
Bey would benefit from the defensive attention the Slovenian sensation receives. Meanwhile, the Mavs would benefit from having an athletic wing who can create his own shot.
Hardy was once regarded as a potential lottery pick, and we’re starting to see why. Add a first-round pick, and this deal should at least tempt the Pistons. It won’t help them in 2022-23, but years from now, they could be glad they made it.
Detroit Pistons x LA Clippers | Trade Explanation
The Pistons knew they needed to add shooting this offseason, which is a reason they made the surprising trade for Bojan Bogdanović. Picking up Kennard, the NBA's three-point leader last season at 44.9 percent, would only help with this effort in a return to Detroit.
The Clippers are too deep to give Preston any real minutes, so swapping him and Kennard for two veterans who fill needs is the best move for a team with championship aspirations. Noel gives Los Angeles a true center to turn to if Ivica Zubac were to miss time, and Burks can play and defend multiple positions with his 6'6" frame.
The Dallas Mavericks Starting Lineup After The Trade
PG Luka Doncic
SG Spencer Dinwiddie
SF Saddiq Bey
PF Dorian Finney-Smith
C Dwight Powell
The LA Clippers Bench Rotation After The Trade
PG John Wall
SG Alec Burks
SF Norman Powell
PF Nicolas Batum
C Nerlens Noel
The Detroit Pistons Bench Rotation After The Trade
(Jaden Hardy, Jason Preston - Reserve)
PG Frank Ntilikina
SG Luke Kennard
SF Hamidou Diallo
PF Isaiah Livers
C Jalen Duren