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PistonPowered trade contest: Trading Jason Maxiell and Will Bynum

As the NBA trade-deadline approaches, PistonPowered is holding a trade contest. (Unfortunately, there is no prize other than the honor of winning, which is a pretty great prize.)

Here’s how it works: You’re the Pistons’ newly hired assistant general manager, and Joe Dumars comes to you seeking trade ideas before the deadline. Here’s your first scenario:

Dumars: We probably won’t re-sign Jason Maxiell or Will Bynum this summer, but both have played fairly well this season. What can I get in a trade or trades for them that won’t compromise our flexibility this summer?

Email trades – one if you’re dealing Maxiell and Bynum together or two if you’re dealing them separately – with your name and your justifications to PistonPowered@gmail.com. The best trade ideas, as judged by us, will advance to the next round and receive a new assignment. The quality of your explanation won’t affect whether you advance, but it might sway our thinking. We’ll continue until only one assistant GM remains.

Don’t forget, any trade that doesn’t work under the Collective Bargaining Agreement will automatically fail, so check ESPN’s NBA Trade Machine. If you propose a trade that you believe is allowed even though the Trade Machine disagrees, please specify in your email why you think otherwise.

Check back later for to the submitted trades, the provided explanations and which advanced.

34 Comments

  • Feb 18, 201311:37 am
    by DasMark

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    Fun idea. I already submitted my deals. 

  • Feb 18, 201312:53 pm
    by Huddy

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    I submitted mine, but trying to put answers together really makes you think about what “value” we could really get back without gaining contracts.  All the contenders are so far over the cap limit that they can’t even think about picking up a piece for the playoffs with a draft pick in exchange (not that a contender’s pick is that valuable) and non-contenders want the same freedom the Pistons do in free agency (not to mention if they want Bynum or Maxiell they could make a play for them in the offseason).  Allowing their contracts to expire would really probably be our best bet in most cases.  I would like to see a contest for Stuckey trade proposals.
     

  • Feb 18, 20131:38 pm
    by Keith

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    Stuckey might get more interesting responses, as he’s actually productive when healthy. I submitted my proposals. While the proposals I made might be a slight stretch in terms of value, I honestly think that if we can’t stretch that far, we’re better off letting them expire. Getting salaries to work is tough when no obvious great players are involved.

    • Feb 18, 20131:51 pm
      by Huddy

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      Thats exactly how I felt.  A lot of what I put together just looked like exchanging expiring contacts with no real purpose, or I could find a contender that needed bynum or max but with no real way of moving them without just adding bad players to our books.  Maybe Stuckey will be the next assignment mentioned.

  • Feb 18, 20132:03 pm
    by deusXango

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    I submitted a trade proposal for Wilson Chandler in exchange for Jason Maxiell…it worked out okay on the trade machine but, it wouldn’t “send” on the pistonpowered format for that.

  • Feb 18, 20132:21 pm
    by MrCarter

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    Is there a limit to how many trade ideas we can send in?

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    Feb 18, 20132:22 pm
    by 2013 NBA trade deadline - Page 4

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    [...] for fun I submitted my trade Pistons get Pau Gasol, Perry Jones, Lakers get Lamb, JJ, Maxiell, and Magette, OKC gets Bynum OKC, probably isn't getting enough here but oh well Tigerbrand coffee is a real treat, even tigers prefer it to real meat. Reply With Quote [...]

  • Feb 18, 20132:24 pm
    by Keith

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    By the way, Dan, when should we hear what you guys think of all the trades? Is this going to be a weekly thing, or every few days?

  • Feb 18, 20133:31 pm
    by Otis

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    Don’t think I’ll play, but what if the trade involves taking back a player who could help the team in the future? For one thing, the team picked up some flexibility when they traded Tayshaun. For another thing, I’m skeptical about what Dumars can do with all the flexibility he has. If I was in his chair, I’d rather get my hands on some good young talent now than take a chance at striking out this summer.

  • Feb 18, 20134:43 pm
    by Trading

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    I have a lot of trade ideas. I would certainly try to see some talents this summer in different camps.

  • Feb 18, 20134:43 pm
    by Sloppy Joe

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    I think Joe is going to resign both Max and Will, and we will not be able to hold onto Jose.

    • Feb 18, 20136:34 pm
      by Sop

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      I think that’s everyone’s worst nightmare around here, but it could happen. It does seem pretty unlikely that he would build all this cap space though just to spend it on the same player he know won’t take us anywhere.
      My guess is he finds a new Gordon and Villanueva to overpay.

      • Feb 18, 20138:40 pm
        by Sloppy Joe

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        Yeah with this crop of free agents it seems more than likely… I can see it now, Pistons sign Josh Smith and OJ Mayo for 12 Million a year each… 

        • Feb 19, 20131:09 pm
          by G

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          Uh, that’s a REALLY good price for those guys. Smith wants a max contract, which means at least $18 million. Mayo is shooting the lights out & averaging close to 18 ppg, which should get him just under a max deal. For reference, Rudy Gay isn’t quite the player Mayo is but will average about $18 mil over the next 3 years.

          • Feb 19, 20131:26 pm
            by hoss

            $12 million would be a good price for Smith; Mayo will be overpaid anything above $10m. If you think Mayo deserves $18 mill (or will even get $18 mill, not even deserves it) you are crazy!

          • Feb 19, 20131:33 pm
            by G

            I think $18 mil is too much for Mayo, I was just using Rudy Gay as a point of reference for what Mayo will command. After Paul and Howard, he’ll probably be one of the most sought-after free agents this summer. I think he’ll probably get overpaid, somewhere around $15 mil. He’s young, starting to come into his own, somebody will shell out for him and it might be us.

  • Feb 18, 20134:54 pm
    by Brian

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    I have not settled on a deal yet, but one possibility I have looked at with a number of teams is swapping expiring contracts and taking back an additional young player with multiple years on a sub-million dollar contract that shows some promise. Only the very lamest of General Managers (certainly not Joe D!) would argue that such a minor contract would compromise their flexibility this summer. Other than getting a first round draft pick, which will not happen with Maxiell and would likely be a low first rounder for Bynum, a rookie contract for someone who may fit with the Pistons is the only reason to trade those expiring contracts without affecting cap space this summer.

  • Feb 18, 20136:38 pm
    by Sop

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    Stuckey and a future 1st rounder for Tyreke Evans and James Johnson.

    • Feb 18, 20137:01 pm
      by anthony

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      We cant send a first rounder until charlotte uses ours. unless of course if they agree to delaying the pick until then, which i doubt theyd do.

  • Feb 18, 20138:58 pm
    by swami

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    Trade JJ & Max= 9,500,000, for Danilo Gallanari & 9,439,000, only 11 k apart, hey even throw in our 2nd round draft pick….big upgrade for us and we still have Magette’s expiring 11 mil for a sg…hey Joe, please, just do it. Joe get back to me on this, now we are talking playoffs !!!!!!!

    • Feb 19, 20131:18 am
      by MrCarter

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      We don’t need a SF like Gallinari(very similar to Singler anyway). We need a SG.

  • Feb 18, 20139:04 pm
    by Tiko

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    Maxiell has crap trade value for what Joe would be looking for..

    Bynum might be able to get us a late 1st 

  • Feb 18, 20139:08 pm
    by gmehl

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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1030839-kobe-bryant-to-the-detroit-pistons-the-trade-that-never-happened

    Have you guys read this story about Kobe almost becoming a Piston in 2007?? The deal was agreed to by management as Prince, Hamilton, Amir Johnson and a 1st rounder for Kobe but Kobe used his no trade clause to veto it. We would of had a team of:
    PG C.Billups
    SG K.Bryant
    SF R.Dupree
    PF R. Wallace
    C N.Mohammed
    Bench A.Afflalo, A.McDyess, L.Hunter, T.Ratliff, J.Maxiell, R.Stuckey, W.Herrmann, R.Murray.

    • Feb 18, 201311:21 pm
      by Vince

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      Wow. We would of been instant contenders, the only weak spot would be at SF but Afflalo would’ve taken over eventually. Thats crazy. 

    • Feb 19, 201312:24 am
      by Jerrific

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      LA is so lucky Kobe didn’t want to play here. It’s a shame because he probably would’ve won a championship or two with that team. When those details first surfaced the league was pretty wide open, especially here in the East. 

  • Feb 19, 20131:08 am
    by Ottist3

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    Now that you guys have a taste of what it is like to be the GM of the Pistons, you see what Dumars is up against.  And you bone heads who have no clue, will not even attempt to join the contest, just continue to complain.  Nice teaching tool Dan Feldman!

  • Feb 19, 20131:21 am
    by MrCarter

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    I still think the best thing we can do is trade Bynum to OKC for Eric Maynor and the Thunder’s own 2013 1st round pick. Even though it would be very late(26-30), it’s a way of getting SOMETHING back for Bynum’s expiring deal. Also, Maynor’s an expiring deal too. Makes sense to me.

  • Feb 19, 20131:23 am
    by MrCarter

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    This just in. Could be something good for the Pistons to jump into. http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2013/2/18/4003438/timberwolves-trade-rumors-first-round-draft-picks

    • Feb 19, 20131:34 am
      by jacob

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      Who would MIN want for a pick on the Pistons?

      • Feb 19, 20132:27 am
        by domnick

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        may CV for first round pick would be nice?

      • Feb 19, 20132:31 am
        by MrCarter

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        It’s just a thought. Minnesota has 2 picks(their own, and Memphis’s) in this years draft. Maybe we could, say, get Memphis’s late 1st rounder somehow. I’m not sure for what or whom, but it’s worth thinking about.
         

  • Feb 19, 20139:08 am
    by vic

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    Eric Maynor and Perry Jones for Will Bynum

  • Mar 3, 20134:58 am
    by fue hair transplant

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    i have got some great ideas. Thank you for that.

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