Heading into the summer, the Detroit Pistons are another team that could be of help to the Chicago Bulls as they look for ways to get out from under Lonzo Ball’s contract. One potential hypothetical scenario that could play out involves the Bulls trading Ball, Patrick Williams, and their protected 2027 first-round pick to the Pistons in exchange for Marvin Bagley.
I don’t suppose the Pistons are going to make a huge move in free agency or via trade to land a big-contract player and, if not, this may be the next best way to utilize some of their available cap space.
In this deal, the Bulls would take a flier on Bagley, and the Pistons would absorb the final two years of Ball’s contract and take a low-risk, high-reward gamble on Williams all while adding a future first-round pick to their arsenal.
It’s hard to look at this deal for both teams and not find the potential positives that would outweigh the risk of pulling the trigger.
If there are any questions, they would fall on Detroit’s side. Are they willing to move on from Bagley, and do they see a potential role for Williams in their build?