Pistons 'could not turn down' hypothetical Dubs trade, per Marks

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The Warriors hold the rights to the No. 7 and No. 14 overall picks in the 2021 NBA Draft.

The Detroit Pistons, meanwhile, have the No. 1 overall selection.

ESPN's Bobby Marks on Friday presented the following hypothetical trade:

Warriors get: The No. 1 pick, the No. 37 pick, Rodney McGruder, Jahlil Okafor

Pistons get: James Wiseman, the No. 7 pick, the No. 14 pick, the Warriors' 2022 unprotected first-rounder

And in this scenario, Golden State would take Cade Cunningham.

"The Warriors are pushing all their draft assets to the middle of the table (an unprecedented four first-round picks if you include Wiseman) with the belief that the selection of Cunningham fits the roster timeline of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson," Marks writes. "The thought of trading out of the top spot is not an easy decision for Detroit.

"However, the temptation to add last year's second pick in Wiseman, two potential starters and a future asset is an offer that Pistons GM Troy Weaver could not turn down."

Wild stuff.

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We have absolutely no clue if the Warriors would sign off on this transaction. We know they actively are scanning the market to see what kind of deal they can find that would bring in an established veteran or All-Star caliber player.

But would they really go "all in" for a prospect like Cunningham? They only do this if they firmly believe the Oklahoma State product can play a major role immediately, and then be the perennial All-Star that carries the franchise into the next generation.


The draft is less than two weeks away, so we'll get answers soon.

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