Grade the trade: Rockets land shooting, size in mock deal with Pistons

2023 NBA Summer League - Detroit Pistons v Houston Rockets
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Taking a look at the deal

The proposed deal is outlined below:


Why the Pistons do the deal

The Pistons have had a morbid season. They’ve been miserably bad.

So bad that they should be looking to part with virtually anyone outside of Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Jalen Duren, and Ausar Thompson.

The Pistons are lacking in draft capital, as they could be forced to send their 2025 first-round pick to the New York Knicks, if it falls out of the top 13. Brooklyn's 2024 first-round pick is going to be a good one, even with the top-eight protection.

Alec Burks isn't helping them now and his contract expires at the end of the season. Trading him for draft capital is a no-brainer.

Stewart is in dire need of a change of scenery, which could prove to be tricky, considering his four-year $60 million extension in the offseason. In this deal, the Pistons would free themselves of his long-term deal, as Oladipo and Landale are both on expiring deals after the season. 

Pistons trade grade: A+