The 2023 NBA trade deadline is just days away, and it is going to be very interesting to see if the Detroit Pistons make a move or two. Only long ago, it seemed like the Pistons absolutely would make at least a move or two, but as we have gotten closer to the deadline, that talk has quieted down a bit. But according to James Edwards III of The Athletic, league sources have indicated to him that the Heat, Nuggets, Mavericks, Kings, 76ers, and Celtics have recently called the Pistons and inquired about Nerlens Noel.
Why it Matters for Detroit Pistons and Nerlens Noel
Noel has only played in 13 games for the Pistons during the 2022-23 season, averaging 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game. It is tough to see Noel as a key piece of the big picture in Detroit, so if a legit offer is made, it would be wise to move on.
A team like the Celtics could be a good fit for Noel, and they may be interested in trading for him, but whether or not they are willing to take on his contract could be another story.
The 2023 NBA Trade deadline is quickly approaching, and this report surfacing that six teams have called about Noel seemingly means there is a decent shot that he is dealt to the highest bidder. Other than Noel, I don't really see any other trades involving Detroit taking place