Report: Detroit Pistons To Make Stunning Roster Decision

With the Detroit Pistons on a historical 28-game losing streak, tying the NBA all-time record for futility, word has emerged from the Motor City about an absolutely inexplicable roster decision that's forthcoming. According to James L Edwards III of The Athletic, Detroit will NOT be dealing their most tradeable asset at the deadline, veteran shooter Bojan Bogdanovic.

“I’ve heard and continue to hear is that there are no plans to trade Bogdanović unless Detroit gets an offer it can’t refuse. The Pistons want to be good and don’t want to trade good players, even if Bogdanović’s role is reduced to a bench scorer next season," writes Edwards.  

Observers around the basketball world are simply shaking their heads at this stupefying plan as the Pistons are in desperate need of assets to fuel their rebuild. The 34-year-old Bogdanovic, while being one of the Pistons' better players over the past season and a half, will certainly not be part of this team whenever in the future it is finally ready to be a serious contender. He should be able to fetch at least a first-rounder, and probably more in a deadline trade with a contending team.

The only possible argument for keeping the soon-to-be 35-year-old around is that he is a strong leader, and is able to help facilitate the growth of the young kids currently on the roster.

Bogdanovic has played only 12 games this season due to injury, but he is once again averaging close to 20 points per game while shooting 37% from three-point range. Last season, he led the Pistons with 21.6 PPG and a 41.1% mark from long range. He could easily fit in on any contending team’s roster as a premier scorer off the bench.

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