Why The Pistons Need To Trade For Chris Kaman

Jonathan MaurerCorrespondent IIFebruary 5, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18:  Chris Kaman #35 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks against the the New Jersey Nets on January 18, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 106-95.  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 Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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As a Detroit Pistons fan it's been pretty hard to watch basketball including with other teams. The hire of John Kuester looked good early this season but as of late it has not. But I don't blame that on the coach so much. When Rip Hamilton & Tayshaun Prince was injured the pistons weren't doing so bad and it seemed like that the pistons where proving doubters wrong and then when Rip Hamilton came back and the Pistons didn't seem the same.

Ben Wallace our starting center has pitched in pretty well defensively. But has not provided the scoring that Detroit needs at the center position. So why not try to pull off a trade that will send L.A Clippers center Chris Kaman. Who is averaging 20.1 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game and was probably the biggest all star snub next to Monta Ellis in my opinion.

Kaman would provide more offense for the Pistons. He also provides Defense as well. I know some of you are thinking why would the Clippers trade Chris Kaman? Well if you think about it who do the Clippers want to make the so called "savior of there franchise" Blake Griffin who was there #1 overall pick in the draft and even though he was hurt this year I''m pretty sure they are gonna want him next year to be the guy leading the way not Kaman. Which means they would probably want to move him. Rip Hamilton for Chris Kaman would probably work. Then again they would have to move Eric Gordon to the bench.

Tayshaun Prince for Chris Kaman? I can actually see that. Prince's production is declining that may be something that would make the trade even less tempting for the Clippers. But when you consider his leadership and the fact he has been to the championship before that might make his decreasing production seem like nothing compared to the things he does bring to the table.

I'm sure everyone else has there opinion like trade for Amare Stoudamire, or Tracy Mcgrady, or another big expiring contract. That could help but the Pistons even though there season is pretty much over they need someone that could come in this season and could make Pistons fans "That our guy for next year and other years to come!".