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Detroit made its big trade already, don’t expect another

Feb 19, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

Jose Calderon AP

The Detroit Pistons have made a big move — Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye are out, Jose Calderon is in (part of the three team Rudy Gay trade).

So as the trade deadline approaches, Pistons fans shouldn’t expect another big move, reports the Detroit Free Press.

One source even said: “You have already had the main course. You aren’t getting seconds.”

But the source added: “You might get dessert.”

The one guy you might expect to see moved is Will Bynum, who has shown good scoring punch and is in the last year of his contract. It would depend on what was coming back to Detroit, but the Pistons would listen.

As for the main course, Calderon has averaged 15 points and 7 assists per game since he came over to Detroit, and the team is 3-3 in that stretch. It’s a change the players are adjusting to, guard Brandon Knight told PBT over the weekend in Houston (where Knight played in and was half of one of the best parts of the Rising Stars game along with Kyrie Irving).

“It’s alright playing with Jose,” Knight said. “We’re trying to build better chemistry without a lot of practice. And we’re just trying to get wins, that’s the main thing…

“It’s an adjustment, just me seeing things from a different angle now, not having the ball in my hands as much. It’s just getting used to that.”

  1. bifford - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Get used to it Knight, you’re a terrible point guard.

  2. chichi78 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Actually, because of visa issues, Calderon missed a couple games after the trade, both of which were losses. Since he entered the lineup, Detroit is 3-1.

  3. jayfur4u - Feb 19, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    This trade should rank up in the top 5 trades Joe has completed. Getting rid of Tays contract and getting an expiring contract in return is huge. Id like to keep Jose, now he should find a suiter for BK but not without taking on CV’s contract and find ourselves a good shooting 2 gaurd. Get a back up 4/5 and we will be on our way to making the playoffs, few years Dre and Moose will be ready to dominate and we will fill in the pieces to the puzzle as we role along. Future is bright in Detroit. Well for the sports teams at least.

  4. twright27 - Feb 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    A great trade for the pistons in my opinion would be some package centered around Rodney Stuckey and Branon Knight for Josh Smith of the Hawks

  5. staff2cj - Feb 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Playoffs next season or joe is out

    • joerymi - Feb 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      And replace him with???

      The NBA is filled with bum GMs. Joe D created a title winner without a superstar. Title contending team after title condending team.

      He waited too long to start a rebuild and he ran into ownership issues after making two free agency blunders. The blunders, however, were made largely because he knew his hands were going to be tied behind his back for 2 years, so he overpaid a couple guys.

      He has drafted poorly, including a top 5 all-time bust. He has done a poor job at hiring coaches.

      But the Pistons are looking up. I am not willing to take a chance one of these bum GMs because Karen Davidson wanted to sell the team a few years ago.

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