With the NBA trade deadline about three weeks away, buyers are beginning to circle names on their wish lists while sellers begin to appraise just how much their star players might be worth.
For the Pistons, who own a 22-18 record for seventh place in the Eastern Conference, small forward Stanley Johnson just might end up getting shipped out of Detroit come Feb. 9.
For the right price, that is.
The Pistons are including Stanley Johnson in trade talks— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) January 12, 2018
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The former eighth overall pick in the 2015 draft has been included in trade talks as the Pistons have lost five of their last six games. With the Pistons needing upgrades elsewhere, finding a trade partner for Johnson might be in their best interests.
In addition to Johnson, teams have also inquired on rookie Luke Kennard.
Johnson's averaged 7.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game this season. His selling point is his defense, which has proved more promising than his offense so far in his young career.