Re: Paul George to the Pistons (Rumor)
I'd be all-in on this deal.
This Pistons team, as constructed, doesn't have a chance at the championship. They are all wildly inconsistent, besides Tobias Harris, and even he has only picked up his high level consistency as of late.
Letting go of Tobias and Stanley helps with our log jam at SF. That, plus Stanley is not developing. Not only is he not developing, SVG is complaining about the kids work ethic.
KCP, probably our biggest bargaining chip in this trade, is also wildly inconsistent.
So us losing those 3 players is not a big deal to me. We go from fringe playoffs to no playoffs if they left us. That's it.
But what about the draft picks? 3?!?!? I'd deal them. Have we been getting talent with our 8th picks over and over and over again? Yes. But, we are seeing these are not bonafide stars. Besides Drummond, I can't say we have another all-star talent. KCP is close this year, but still not there.
So, at our current trajectory, we will keep getting late-lottery or mid-first round picks. This won't help us get to the chip.
But with PG13...we finally have that go-to guy we desperately need. And it would finally define who are our true SF is, Marcus Morris, and not this committee we have going of Tobias (yes I know he plays a lot of PF, but I don't like it) and Stanley Johnson.
And this would allow us to have Monte come off the bench as the Lou Williams type, as you said.
I don't see a drawback to this. We aren't selling our future because those picks aren't going to be game changers. Stanley might turn into a Khris Middleton situation, which would lead to some regrets.
BUT PG IS ONLY 26! WITH TWO YEARS LEFT ON HIS CONTRACT AFTER THIS YEAR.
- And let's not forget this caveat. Having Paul George and Andre Drummond on the same team is going to attract some free agents to Detroit. Paul George to Detroit = championship. This is the Kevin Durant signing we wanted.