NBA Trade Deadline 2012: The One Trade the Detroit Pistons Must Make

Bryant T. JordanAnalyst IMarch 9, 2012

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 15:  Ben Gordon #8 of the Detroit Pistons reacts after he is called for a technical foul in the second half against the Boston Celtics on February 15, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Detroit Pistons defeated the Boston Celtics 98-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Pistons Trade: Ben Gordon and Tayshaun Prince

Cavaliers Trade: Antawn Jamison


The Detroit Pistons are one of the worst teams in the NBA with one of the worst financial situations. General Manager Joe Dumars needs to shake things up for the good of the team, even if it means trading a lifelong Piston like Tayshaun Prince.

Tayshaun Prince and Ben Gordon are both solid players that are due $65.2 million between this year and when Prince's contract expires in 2015. Making this trade will save the Pistons around $48 million, making it a trade they simply cannot afford not to do.

As for the Cavaliers, I do indeed believe they would agree to this trade as they already have a magnificent point guard, solid center and promising young power forward. They only need a starter-quality shooting guard and small forward to be a solid playoff team.

Gordon and Prince are also dependable professionals and could be wonderful influences on the young Cavaliers, something that should not be overlooked.

Joe Dumars, make the phone call.