Pistons Land Wizards’ Kyle Kuzma In Bold Trade Proposal

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The Detroit Pistons. What can we say? We’ve seen some difficult NBA seasons in the past. Still, this Pistons team is having some exceptional struggles. They’ve suffered the longest losing streak in NBA history. 

Conventional wisdom would hold that Detroit should be patient. This team is in no position to make a win-now trade. Sure. At this point, the Pistons may get desperate – they could throw conventional wisdom out the window. 

Rumors suggest that they’re considering that course of action. It’s being said that the Pistons want a 4. Could they make a move for Kyle Kuzma of the Washington Wizards? 

NBA Trade Proposal: Detroit Pistons Land Washington Wizards’ Kyle Kuzma

Washington Wizards Receive: G/F Joe Harris, C James Wiseman, 2026 First-Round Pick (Lottery Protected – DET) 

Detroit Pistons Receive: F Kyle Kuzma, F Danilo Gallinari 

The Pistons are at the bottom of the NBA standings. The Wizards are just one spot ahead of them. At the same time, these two teams’ outlooks couldn’t be any different. 

The Wizards are exactly where they want to be. This team traded Bradley Beal this summer. The Wizards understood that they’d struggle in 2023-24. This team is thinking about the draft lottery. 

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The Pistons are tired of thinking about the lottery. They’ve been there for four consecutive summers. This rebuilding process has been dragging on for too long.

Could the Pistons acquire Kuzma to cut it short? 

Why The Detroit Pistons Do The Deal 

On paper, this isn’t necessarily the right move. In theory, it doesn’t matter how long the Pistons have been bad. They’re still bad, so, they should still be prioritizing lottery odds. 

Sometimes, theories are wrong in practice. If the Pistons don’t make strides soon, there’s going to be trouble. Cade Cunningham could request a trade.

The Pistons will have to rebuild again – without anything to show for this era of Pistons basketball. So, why not acquire a wing that does a little bit of everything?

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Kuzma can shoot, create shots, pass and defend. He’s not a dinosaur, either – Kuzma is an appropriately aged player to bring Detroit into their next era.

Should the rebuilding Wizards give him up? 

Why The Washington Wizards Do The Deal 

The Pistons are feeling the squeeze. By contrast, the Wizards are on easy street. Bilal Coulibaly has flashed a lot of potential in 2023-24. Realistically, that’s all that matters to the Wizards. 

In other words, they’re in a perfect position to take a flyer on a young player like Wiseman. He’s still raw, but he has improved his game this summer.

The Wizards should be happy to take him on – and shed Kuzma’s contract in the process. Finally, this lottery protected first is fair value.

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Kuzma is on a long, expensive contract – he won’t fetch the Wizards a haul. Wiseman and this pick make for a solid return. The Wizards don’t need to improve their roster – yet. 

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