Holding the No. 4, 16 and 23 picks in the NBA draft's first round, the Minnesota Timberwolves have some options.
One of the rumors that have circled both Detroit and Minnesota is a trade for one of the Pistons players for a couple of the Minnesota draft picks.
If Detroit feels the No. 4 pick will allow them to select the big man they covet, either DeMarcus Cousins or Derrick Favors, they'll try to make a move.
Tayshaun Prince or Rip Hamilton would both make sense in a deal for Minnesota.
Prince could fill a small void at the small forward position. Ryan Gomes and Corey Brewer are decent, but neither compare with Prince.
As for Rip, the team could also use a true shooting guard. With Johnny Flynn manning the point, Rip could help him become a more organized guard. Kevin Love is a solid passing big man and the half-court offense would really improve with Rip off screens.
A No. 4 and No. 23 for Rip Hamilton trade should be on the radar for both teams. It would help the Pistons continue rebuilding and give the Wolves a player that could contribute for years.
Rip may be older, but his style of play will help him last in the NBA for a long time.
One other possibility is Al Jefferson. If the Pistons feel he could be a contributing big man, they could offer up Tayshaun's expiring contract in addition to a possible swap of draft picks. The Pistons would be willing to move back if they picked up Jefferson, so a No. 7 for 16 or 23 could hold possibilities if Jefferson were involved.
A deal like this may not be as far fetched as some rumors seem. It will all depend on who Philadelphia takes as to how aggressive the Pistons may be.