Detroit Pistons land sharpshooter Duncan Robinson in suggested trade

The 2022 NBA Draft is officially in the books and the Detroit Pistons made quite the splash in the first round and now one writer is suggesting they trade for Duncan Robinson.

Not only did the Pistons land Jaden Ivey with the No. 5 overall pick but they also traded to acquire Jalen Duren, who was the No. 13 overall pick in the draft.

With the draft behind us, everyone has shifted gears to start talking about what Pistons GM Troy Weaver has up his sleeve for the upcoming free agency period, which begins at 6 p.m. ET on June 3o.

Detroit Pistons land sharpshooter Duncan Robinson in suggested trade

It has already been reported that the Detroit Pistons, despite having a ton of salary cap space, are not likely to make a big splash in free agency as Weaver is happy with his current core of players.

Instead, it is more likely that Weaver adds some veteran depth in free agency, rather than going after a big game player.

That being said, though Weaver may not end up making a splash in free agency, he could make a trade to add a sharpshooter to the mix.

In an article published in The Athletic, James Edwards III suggests a trade that would send Miami Heat sharpshooter Duncan Robinson to the Pistons.

Here is the full trade that has been suggested:


Duncan Robinson 

2023 1st Round Pick


Corey Joseph

Saben Lee

Here is the rationale for the trade:

From The Athletic:

Duncan Robinson’s lack of defense had him out of Miami’s rotation for most of the playoffs, but the former Michigan Wolverine can still shoot the rock. The Pistons need that type of deadeye marksmanship.

Robinson, who would reunite with his college coach and current Pistons player development head John Beilein, has four years left on his deal with an average annual salary of about $18 million, but the fourth year of the contract has an early-termination option. Robinson might be overpaid, but that’s about the price of having a high-volume, 40-percent 3-point specialist.

Detroit would only eat about $10 million in cap space, albeit for multiple years. The Pistons would still have, roughly, $30 million at their disposal in the open market.

Attaching a first-round pick to Robinson might be a little too much, but Miami is expected to challenge for a title, so it might not take much to get the Heat to come off of it.

Nation, would you be down with the Detroit Pistons making this trade? Do you think the Heat would oblige?

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