With the Feb. 23 trade deadline quickly approaching, the Detroit Pistons have sent signals they are willing to listen to offers for two of their best players, most notably Andre Drummond, an All-Star big man who has been one of the best rebounders in basketball for yeras now.
The other name coming up in trade rumors is point guard Reggie Jackson, who is the second-leading scorer on Detroit. Both the Drummond and Jackson reports come from ESPN.
Detroit has quietly explored the trade market for each of its franchise centerpieces, according to sources across the league, and come away disappointed with the potential return. (Van Gundy himself has said anyone is available for “the right price.”)
Lowe goes on to say that Jackson is much more likely to be dealt. Drummond has much more value as a 23-year-old center who has already made an All-Star appearance and earned an All-NBA nod. Last season he led the league with 14.8 rebounds per game and also scored 16.2 points per contest.
Drummond's numbers this year (14.7 ppg, 13.9 rpg) are down slightly, but he remains one of the best big men in the East. He boasts the best defensive rating (98.1) in basketball.
It's not often a player as young and as good as Drummond is available, even if it's a high asking price.
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