As the 2010 free agency winds down, some teams leave with a new direction, others refine their empire for another run, and others were left out completely.
Unfortunately, the Pistons are one of the teams left out.
"Deetroit Basketbaaalll" fans that relished in the teams past successes are left to sulk in the team's current, non-competitive state.
Ill-informed moves and a lack of direction have sent what was once a glorious franchise plummeting to the bottom of the league.
So the burning question for the Pistons is, what's next? What can the Pistons do to be competitive in the East and to regain playoff status?
If Detroit wants to be relevant in professional basketball once more.
If the Palace of Auburn Hills wants to re-achieve the honor of selling out 235 consecutive games.
The Pistons need to make moves in order to change the face and direction of this team.
Rumors and speculation have surrounded many players on the team, and Joe Dumars is left to legitimize them.
The Pistons have the pieces, but waiting for the "perfect" deal is mis-guided.
So if Joe D is committed to bringing Detroit back to the playoffs, he needs to make a serious decision. Trade the '04 championship alums and current players for proven talent, or completely rebuild with a young nucleus.
In this slideshow, I will explore 5 players the Pistons should trade before the end of this Summer. While I'm almost certain most, if not all of these moves will not be made, these trades could potentially lead our team out of the depths of the Eastern Conference and back to the playoffs.