If you have an Oklahoma City Thunder or Detroit Pistons fan in your life, give them a hug. Chances are, they probably need it. Both of these franchises have had a rough time over the past several NBA seasons. They’ve racked up losses, and there’s no immediate end in sight.
Having said that, the distant future is bright in both cases. The Thunder have amassed the most impressive collection of draft capital in NBA history.
It’s hard to say when the plan will pay off, but when it does, it could do so in a massive way.
The Pistons don’t have the same war chest of assets. With that said, they do have Cade Cunningham. The recent number-one overall pick has the potential to be one of the best players in the NBA before long.
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He’d sure look good alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Pairing the two would give the Pistons the biggest, and arguably most skilled, backcourt in the NBA.
If the Oklahoma City Thunder decide that SGA stands to impede their tank, here are three trades that send him to Motor City.