Pistons/76ers Trade Idea
My idea is Turner + Nocioni for 1round draft pick + Ben Gordon
Looks maybe a little bit controversial but let me tell you why i think that i would be a nice one to both teams.
To start with the Pistons. You can see that right now they are struggling but we can also see to bright spots in their roster which i think they are planning to build up their future with. Talking obviously about Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight. Monroe is developing very nicely. He's has the low post game, he has the mid range game and the rebounding is there also. Without any doubt - starting big man for years. A you have Brandon Knight who isnt realy a true point guard. Many scouts before he got into the NBA considered him as a shooting guard. For now he's a very nice shooter for the 3point line a he has got some mid range game. He's learning how to play the point guard postition right now. I think that pairing him with Turner would be a perfect fit and Pistons would have an impressive backourt for years. Adding Turner would allow Knight to play sometimes of the ball and go to his strenghts. On the defensive end of the court they would also do very well. Turner is already a proven defender and Knight has all the tools to be also one of them. The obviously are losing a high pick in a very good draft but they get a young maybe future all star guy, on a rookie scale for a 2 years and they clear cap space to sign the missing spots. With a core of Knight, Turner and Monroe they have a very nice core for years and all of them are on their rookie contracts so they can sign easily some elite free agents.
Now the Sixers. What they get is a starting SG who can come of the screen and rolls, play catch and shoot. He's a good long range shooter and and without any doubt a much better fit to Iguodala than Turner. He doesnt need the ball in his hands, he can be efective without it so i think that he is the kind of player that they need. But the thing that is more important in this trade is the draft pick. Even with Turner Pistons would need time and their pick would for sure top 7. I would even say that top 5. It will allow them to get an future elite guy that they need. I think that Sullinger would be a perfect fit for the Sixers but if not you have Davis, Drummond even Perry Jones who's 6-11 and would probably end being and NBA power forward. They are puting in their salary big Gordons contract but what cant you do for an elite big man? After one year their possible starting lineup could look like that
PG : Holiday
SF : Iguodala
PF : Sullinger/ Drummond/Davis
C : Hawes
with Williams, Young, Meeks, Vucevic and Brand as a mentor for their future big guy coming of the bench. Isnt that impressive? Name me the week spots of this team? Assuming that a great coach who Doug Collins for sure is, is there they have a full package.
So that gives the Sixers two undersized 2s with Gordon and Lou Williams and an aging one at that. Ben Gordon does need a change in scenery, since he left ChiTown, the guys been nonexistent! Evan Turner ain't going nowhere..
As a pistons fans i'd accept but i know its not going to happen. We need to stock pile picks to boost up the team. Yes that will leave the us with out a shooting guard but we can slide Stuckey over and play Bynum and Stuckey. Knight is best this season coming off the bench and being a 6th man, which isnt bad for him as a rookie. This is what we could be.
Bynum - Kinght
Stuckey - Wilkins
Prince - Daye
Jerebko - Maxiell / Charlie V
Monroe - Wallace
Side note Joe Dumars needs to be fired. Yes he signed Charlie V okay, now you have a chance to dump him for free and he chooses not to I mean C'mon man
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