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Proposed trade would send Ben Simmons to Pistons


Could the Detroit Pistons take on Ben Simmons and what many consider to be the worst contract in the NBA if the Brooklyn Nets throw a little bit of sweetener into the deal? With the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline just hours away, there are reports floating around that the Nets are trying to move on from Simmons. There are also reports that Simmons does not have any trade value around the league. Piston Powered of FanSided has put together a trade proposal that would potentially send Simmons to the Pistons.

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Trade Proposal that would send Ben Simmons to the Pistons

Tim Galbraith of Piston Powered has proposed the following trade between the Pistons and the Nets:

Nets Get:

  • Marvin Bagley III
  • Alec Burks
  • Nerlens Noel

Pistons Get:

  • Ben Simmons
  • 2028 1st-Round Pick
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Rationale for the Trade

Here is part of Galbraith’s rationale for the Pistons acquiring Simmons from the Nets.

“Might Simmons be the defensive lynchpin that holds it altogether? He won’t shoot much but he facilitates the ball well so he might be a net positive with this group despite his lack of shooting. Something of a shrinking violet thus far in his career, Detroit might be a better environment for him than either Brooklyn or Philadelphia. He could play backup center and would be a defensive upgrade over MBIII, and the Pistons could reap a 1st-round pick for taking on his contract, a pick far enough down the road that the Nets could be rebuilding themselves.”

Bottom Line

It is fun to think up these hypothetical trades, but in reality, I just cannot see the Pistons even kicking the tires on a potential trade that would send Simmons to the Motor City. When the deadline comes and goes, I believe the Pistons will end up being pretty quite on the trade front. Would you make this deal?

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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