Two Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers trades that would benefit both teams

Bojan Bogdanovic, Detroit Pistons (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images,)
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The Indiana Pacers are looking great, and may be in a great position to make a playoff push. Tyrese Haliburton is looking like a bona fide all-star, while Mathurin is looking like a much better NBA player than many projected him to be.

The Detroit Pistons are in a unique spot themselves. The recent draft picks have struggled with injuries and just haven’t meshed together as well as the franchise likely hoped. This means that the team is likely a few years behind where they thought they were at the beginning of the season. Because of this, multiple reports have listed the Pistons as potential sellers at the deadline.

This should spell opportunity for the Pacers who should see this as an opportunity to get a player for some low-end draft capital. Luckily for us, the Detroit Pistons have too many players at a position of need for us: forward.

This means there are likely a few different routes the Pacers could take, but in this article, we propose two trades (both successful in the NBA Trade Machine) that we suggest would be helpful to both the Pacers and the Pistons in the long-run.

While trading with an opponent in your division is usually not a great idea, we think in this instance it might just work out for everybody.