Late last week, reports came out from Mark Stein and James Edwards III of the Athletic that the Detroit Pistons had been monitoring the situation around Marvin Bagley III. Bagley has been largely kept out of the lineup with the Sacramento Kings this season, whether it be the coach’s decision or his own.
Despite the downer that this season (and much of his career so far) has been, there may still be a good reason for the Detroit Pistons to make the call and bring him into the restoration plan of the franchise.
Does a Marvin Bagley III trade make sense for the Detroit Pistons?
Today, we will be looking at what a potential trade for the big man would look like and why it would make sense for the Detroit Pistons to pursue. However, there is certainly one reason that comes to mind without even considering his level of talent.
With Kelly Olynyk out of action for the next six weeks, there are only two big men on the active roster. Isaiah Stewart has been putting in work, but still finds himself in foul trouble more often than his coaches would like. Luka Garza is currently more built for the G-League than for getting consistent minutes for the main team.
Adding another big body to the lineup would help shore up the roster balance in a meaningful way. For the rebuilding Detroit Pistons, the possibility of a Marvin Bagley III trade is intriguing. But is it the correct move for both parties?
First, we will discuss the trade package that would work for both teams, and how it would impact the Pistons. Then, we will make the case for Bagley on the court. Let’s get started.