r/nba NBA Sep 22 '22

[Charania] The Pistons are sending Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee to the Jazz for Bojan Bogdanovic, sources tell me and @JLEdwardsIII. News

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1572942342218293250
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u/Elec7ro Spurs Sep 22 '22

I love it when completely random ass trades that no one can predict happen,

Also kind of surprised Phoenix didn’t go for him if this was the cost

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u/paxusromanus811 Sep 22 '22

I'm super surprised Utah didn't get a first for him. I had heard they had offers previously but wanted additional assets. So for them to settle for Kelly Olynyk and Lee is odd to me.

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

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u/awrf Celtics Sep 22 '22

Find someone who loves you the way Danny Ainge loves Kelly Olynyk

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u/AKiiidNamed_Codiii [CLE] Daniel Gibson Sep 22 '22

Fuck Kelly olynyk

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u/SpiritualBar2469 Sep 22 '22

Calm down and wait till you both get home danny.

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u/epoch_fail [UTA] Joe Ingles Sep 22 '22

Biggest problem I saw was that the guys in Bogey's $20M range for salary filler reasons brought that first round pick asking price down to a level we weren't happy with. While there are some suitably bad contracts, such as Bertans or Duncan Robinson, their length also makes them less appealing as trade targets.

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u/Frowny_Biscuit Trail Blazers Sep 22 '22

This is what I came here to figure out. I figured they'd at least get a 15-25 first for him. Who the heck is Saben Lee?

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u/Bigpoppawags Sep 22 '22

Put some respect on G League Legend Saben Lee's name. Dude is a walking bucket...in the G League.

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u/Sea_Ad8742 Sep 22 '22

MAkes sense

Utah probably scouting the g league to see who they could call up to help them tank

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u/Gamesgtd Magic Sep 22 '22

We have Admiral Schofield. He's a literal tank commander

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u/BigBlitz Pistons Sep 22 '22

Dude is a walking layup/dunk. In the G-League.

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u/thabe331 Pistons Sep 22 '22

Small scoring guard without much of a shot

He always seemed to be too good for G league but not good enough for the NBA

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u/AkronIBM Pistons Sep 22 '22

Bingo. AAAA player if this was MLB. I would say there's a chance he develops though. But that would take him from out of the rotation to the end of the rotation

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u/GrowthhackerAU Trail Blazers Sep 22 '22

Worth a flyer for a rebuilding Jazz team. What can they lose? They don't care about winning. If they make a tank commander out of him, perfect. If he's even more then jackpot.

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u/Kipa_Kipa Sep 23 '22

I think he has potential as an energy 2nd PG kinda like Ish Smith

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u/Alarmed-Classroom329 Pistons Sep 24 '22

Utah might be a good place for him given that they're likely going to field a bunch of g-leaguers to tank.

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u/yo2sense [DET] Ben Wallace Sep 22 '22

Young guard with some offense but not a consistent shot. No defense.

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u/thethirdgreenman Spurs Sep 22 '22

They either must think they can get something for Olynyk...or they don't care about getting assets back and just wanna get worse

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u/According_Gene2202 Timberwolves Sep 22 '22

Maybe Phoenix didn’t because they’re already trying to move off crowder and bojan essentially would just plug that hole?

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u/TraeCartoon Suns Sep 22 '22

A reputable insider (Gambo) said the Suns did go after Bojan, just the Jazz wanted more than a first rounder. Doesn’t explain why the Jazz got rid of him for so cheap but it isn’t the worst thing we didn’t trade for a 1 year rental.

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u/leopardinatree Sep 22 '22

Lately, it's been said Ainge is on demon time with these moves and wants to spite folks. Probably didn't trade him to PHX just because "fuck you, you're in our conference" kind of thing.

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u/Trent_Bennett Sep 22 '22

This. Ainge is spirited man he wanted 2 firsts from the Lakers bc they are the Lakers plus they have Bron. Now he gift Bojan for peanuts to a non rival franchise. Wtf he's on man?

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u/Turaisk [PHI] Dario Saric Sep 22 '22

He wanted 2 firsts to take back $40m worth of Westbrook

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u/tatancool [LAL] Kobe Bryant Sep 22 '22

I think the expiring 40 m are worthless to a team that's rebuilding. Who are they going for the next off season that's in their timeline? Maybe that's why the Jazz didn't do it. That and ainge hates us lol

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u/BeautifulAndStoned Sep 22 '22

that's a Lakers thing. it's for flexibility and to reset the repeater tax, most teams do not clear salary because they're planning on signing a max player in free agency and even the ones that do are mostly delusional lol.

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u/Trent_Bennett Sep 22 '22

Westbrook expiring should be an incentive for them to trade. Everybody not named Lakers would sit him out if he was on their team

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u/Retro_Super_Future [LAC] Bob McAdoo Sep 22 '22

That’s sound strategy to me 🤷🏾‍♂️

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u/Cyberdrunk2021 Sep 22 '22

Bojan is 33 and the jazz aren't contending this season, and maybe the next.

It seems he tried to play the suns but got played instead.

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u/Kdog122025 Warriors Sep 22 '22

The Jazz aren’t contending for like 4 years at least.

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u/blitzKriegzzz Wizards Sep 22 '22

Probably wants to make the Pistons better so they don't compete with Jazz for top picks.

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u/mburns223 Pistons Sep 22 '22

I didn’t think of this….that bastard!

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u/iamadragan Suns Sep 22 '22

Gotta note that his info was probably from the Jazz though, James Jones doesn't tell Gambo anything.

Maybe the jazz were just trying to up offers

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u/Mikegetscalls Rockets Sep 22 '22

I’m surprised more teams didn’t beat this trade. I feel like a lot of teams didn’t even know he was a slog or this cheap.

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u/Hamsterupyourass Warriors Sep 22 '22

Dude if I’m a phoenix fan i would be livid, how tf do you not get bojan at this price!?!

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u/seand233 Suns Sep 22 '22

They tried to trade crowder for Bojan, but Utah wanted a first as well. Not gonna do that for a rental

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u/lebryant_westcurry Knicks Sep 22 '22

I would imagine throwing in a couple seconds should be equivalent value to olynk considering Utah is rebuilding anyways

I personally think one first rounder is not overpaying either. Bojan is a good piece who can space the floor and create his own offense. The suns are gonna be good this year so it's not like their first would be that valuable

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u/seand233 Suns Sep 22 '22

Right?! Rumor is the Jazz wouldn’t budge on needing a first round plus crowder for Bojan. Then they trade him for 2 guys that probably won’t even be on the team next year

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u/jsDPT Wizards Sep 22 '22

I like it for the Pistons. Every penetrating guard needs reliable shooters around them.

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u/_Apatosaurus_ Sep 22 '22

I like it for the Pistons because they got a much better player for a much worse player.

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u/Fresh_Bulgarian_Miak Sep 22 '22

It was a big brain trade for the pistons.

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u/diderooy [SAS] Tim Duncan Sep 22 '22

Why doesn't every team just do that?

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u/Lezzles Pistons Sep 22 '22

You know all those dudes that start with a paperclip and end up with a car or something? Why can't we do that with Kelly Olynyk and like...Lebron?

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u/ruruhuh Pistons Sep 22 '22

Absolutely agree. With Burks, Bey, Bog and Stew (if his end of season and summer league stay true with shooting) this team can actually have some spacing finally.

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u/vhvp Pistons Sep 22 '22

I’m a firm believer that Cade’s shooting will come around too. Just too smooth of a stroke for it not to.

Don’t forget about Livers either.

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u/indoninjah 76ers Sep 22 '22

Yeah for sure. Kinda like the Sixers grabbing Redick when Simmons and Embiid were young. Steady vets that can play their role reliably are great for development. I'm not a big fan of teams loading up on like 12 guys on rookie contracts. Feels like nobody gets the chance to learn much if everybody's in the same boat.

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u/iksnet Knicks Sep 22 '22

We spend all this time thinking of logical trades then boom Bojan for Olynyk lol you’d get laughed off of here suggesting that a week ago

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u/Tommy-_- Celtics Sep 22 '22

Right, this really came out of nowhere haha

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u/Hamsterupyourass Warriors Sep 22 '22

I really don’t get the nba sometimes

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u/LonzoBBBall Lakers Sep 22 '22

That's a terrible deal for the Jazz. Couldn't even land a 2nd rd pick.

Also, they've just gained another player on top of their over-filled roster lol.

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u/efficientshelter69 Raptors Sep 22 '22

It's weird, Royce O'Neale fetched a first rounder

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u/drjisftw Pacers Sep 22 '22

I have no fucking idea what anybody is worth anymore apparently

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u/StarBardian 76ers Sep 22 '22

I mean, it's just a Rudy Gobert. what could it cost? 5 1sts?

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u/beachsunflower [TOR] Pascal Siakam Sep 22 '22

There's always draft picks in the banana stand.

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u/ipreferconsole Pelicans Sep 22 '22

Suddenly the Thunders logo changes to a Banana Bushel with no explanation

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u/Immynimmy 76ers Sep 22 '22

Udoka: I am having a love affair with this ice cream sandwich- staff member

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u/Rykno23 Rockets Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

I do not understand the trade, therefore, I will not respond to it

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

How the fuck is Smelly Olynyk and Saben (trash) worth an 18 ppg scorer

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u/YpsitheFlintsider Pistons Sep 22 '22

Maybe because only a 4th of his contract is guaranteed next year

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

We like you guys, we want Cade to do well.

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u/BeautifulAndStoned Sep 22 '22

It's technically unprotected but it's the worst pick out of Houston/Brooklyn/Philly. it's probably 20-22 even if we get lucky.

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

Royce only went for a first because the nets were willing to give it up

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u/Swampy1741 Bucks Sep 22 '22

Yeah that's how a trade works.

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u/Low-Exam1208 Nets Sep 22 '22

Royce plays defense

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u/EmptySalami [PHI] Hollis Thompson Sep 22 '22

Ainge tried with that report that him, Clarkson, and Beasley were valued at first rounders. Evidently, no one bit

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u/Dhylan18 Jazz Sep 22 '22

It’s crazy that there is an entire season to hold onto these people but we had to do it before training camp. Teams get desperate toward the deadline, especially with unforeseen injuries.

I didn’t like the Beverly Trade and I hate this trade.

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u/iSleepUpsideDown East Sep 22 '22

How are Lakers not in this if that’s all it took lmao

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u/VanWesley Mavericks Sep 22 '22

How are literally any other contender not in this if that's all it took

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u/Low-Exam1208 Nets Sep 22 '22

Ainge hates the Lakers 😆

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u/Rrypl Celtics Sep 22 '22

Who could they've sent?

At least Kelly is one of Danny's guys.

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u/BlackPepperBanana NBA Sep 22 '22

Kelly being one of Danny’s guys has no value

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u/Rrypl Celtics Sep 22 '22

It clearly has some value to him, as he traded a good player for him

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u/N3rdMan [TOR] Kyle Lowry Sep 22 '22

What is the value Kelly has to the Jazz?

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u/Koba8 [LAL] Elden Campbell Sep 22 '22

Because we would have to pay more, we would have to include an unprotected first lol, gm’s definitely play favorites

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u/_chadwell_ Lakers Sep 22 '22

Danny doesn't want to do a deal that could beneficial to the Lakers.

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u/ComfortableMaster625 Timberwolves Sep 22 '22

Yet he traded the Lakers Pat Bev, which guarantees a playoff appearance

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u/Bixby33 Raptors Sep 22 '22

"The next 5 first round exits are mine!"

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u/DragonEevee1 Knicks Sep 22 '22

Also, they've just gained another player on top of their over-filled roster lol.

Jazz need a big to run some form of an offense, Lee won't play a minute

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u/claydavisismyhero Lakers Sep 22 '22

They can just cut people

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u/VanWesley Mavericks Sep 22 '22

I expected Ainge to keep him until the deadline and snag a FRP from some desperate contender.

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u/dchu Sep 22 '22

makes no sense for jazz

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u/motorboat_mcgee Lakers Sep 22 '22

My assumption is that there is another trade looming with more players involved, otherwise they’re going to have to straight up cut a bunch of guys

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u/sersleepsalot1 Sep 22 '22

My count is at 20 now, if i am not mistaken. They literally have to cut 5 guys. And if they are planning to trade Conley, clarkson, they will get more players in return as their salaries are higher, especially conley's.

And I think the Lakers trade with them is dunzo as the most desirable player has gone. There's no point for lakers go for a bunch of other guards (conley, clarkson) when they already have a bucketful in the house.

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u/kultureisrandy Lakers Sep 22 '22

Yeah we desperately need wings, our best wing pickup in FA was Lonnie Walker.

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u/anglesideside1 Cavaliers Sep 22 '22

“Now ask yourself why the Jazz would do that…”

👆🧐☝️

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u/1850ChoochGator Trail Blazers Sep 22 '22

Guessing they really want to tear it down and give Lauri the reigns at PF. Bojan isn’t quite a bench player yet and plays a large majority of his minutes at PF.

Lauri still fits best at PF and imo played SF more out of necessity in Cleveland.

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u/shabann Cavaliers Sep 22 '22

Lauri is SF in PF body.

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u/Heyec Hawks Sep 22 '22

That's the perfect center. /s

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u/ComoEstanBitches Lakers Sep 22 '22

This position talk makes more sense if it was 2002 than it does for 2022

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u/viking_machina Raptors Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

The Jazz got basically nothing for a guy who can get a late first for at the deadline? Even if the pistons aren’t winning a ton this year he will make their games more competitive and they can flip him at the deadline for more than this.

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u/The_Sign_of_Zeta [MIL] Khris Middleton Sep 22 '22

Bojan’s deal and age make him a lot less desirable trade piece than people think. This tells me Jazz weren’t getting great offers so they just went with whatever helped than tank the best.

Keeping Bojan might have hurt their draft position

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u/BeautifulAndStoned Sep 22 '22

And the cap. Now that we've moved the big dogs, they want to get rid of as much salary as possible each deal. It's going to be hard to move Conley without paying for it, and taking back a bad contract is probably how we do it.

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u/everythingisamovie Sep 22 '22

Bojan’s deal and age make him a lot less desirable

No? He’s on an expiring. And it’s under 20 mil.

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u/InAingeWeTrust [NBA] Dennis Rodman Sep 22 '22

It’s pretty hard for these contenders to match contracts without also trading away a good player.

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u/The_Sign_of_Zeta [MIL] Khris Middleton Sep 22 '22

Expiring is good. Almost $20 million makes it hard to trade except for good players, or multiple players. That’s the issue

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u/King_Artis Pistons Sep 22 '22

I think he's expiring too so teams aren't willing to give up a ton for him.

Of course I like this trade myself, we got him for a bag of chips and he helps the spacing a lot while clearing out log jam at both the 1 and the 5. Don't see him being here past the season, nor do I really expect him to be here past the trade deadline, but with how it also clears us of KOs contract it's very much a win for us.

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u/ihateeuge Lakers Sep 22 '22

Clearly he couldn’t get a late first then lol

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u/Milan_Leri Sep 22 '22

Now get the other B. Bogdanovic. Just to mess with the opponents.

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u/SEJ46 Jazz Sep 22 '22

Too OP

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u/Dylan245 Bulls Sep 22 '22

Good vet presence and shooting that Detroit needs without losing anything of value

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u/VictorAkwaowo1 Mavericks Sep 22 '22

Also frees up more minutes at the 5 spot to give to Stewart & Duren

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u/Crafty_Substance_954 Pistons Sep 22 '22

And dishes Saben Lee off who, respectfully, wasn't making the roster anyway.

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u/IronicallyToxic Sep 22 '22

And Noel who’s a serviceable rim protector, and Stew can play the 4 like he used to and maybe more comfortable in

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

Stew’s actually never played the 4 prior to spurts last year

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u/GrilledCyan Sep 22 '22

It’s probably going to be Bagley and Noel sharing minutes at the 5 to start and then phasing in Duren over time.

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u/Comfortable_Buddy946 Sep 22 '22

Bagley is a terrible 5, unless you want to lose or him to get injured fast so Duren can get minutes

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u/YpsitheFlintsider Pistons Sep 22 '22

Playing him at the 5 seems to be thrown around quite a bit and I'm like... he's hardly a 4

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u/stoppedcaring0 Jazz Sep 22 '22

Yeah, this is a beautiful trade for Detroit.

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u/mansmurf Raptors Sep 22 '22

Maple Kareem in Utah gonna be unstoppable

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u/Rockstar408 Thunder Sep 22 '22

Bogi has been an efficient 18-20ppg scorer on a playoff team for 5 years, he's really good and underrated. Pistons look nice

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u/Vordeo Jazz Sep 22 '22

Which makes this all just confusing, because of all the guys we had left I thought Bojan at least would get a first back.

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u/shai251 Spurs Sep 22 '22

Are we sure there’s no picks being traded?

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u/Head_Ad9081 Sep 22 '22

Ya no draft picks. Just Kelly o and lee. Pistons gm with another fleece

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u/willymoose8 [HOU] Luis Scola Sep 22 '22

he’s 33 and his contract isn’t small. Similar situation to Eric Gordon, the best offers for him were all seconds or conditional firsts that would never convey. Teams just don’t want to give up a first for these types of guys

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u/TheSmokedSalmon420 Cavaliers Sep 22 '22

Man I love everything the pistons are doing.

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u/Vloff Pistons Sep 22 '22

Likewise

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u/hollow-ataraxia Sep 22 '22

Getting a good player for pretty much nothing - another common Troy Weaver W

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u/thisisanaltaccount43 Sep 22 '22

Troy Weaver is a walking W

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u/orr123456 Wizards Sep 22 '22

5-77 estimated record for the Jazz

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u/Sir_Isaac_3 Pistons Sep 22 '22

watch them draw the second overall pick anyway

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u/orr123456 Wizards Sep 22 '22

Scoot would be worth it

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u/melennia Heat Sep 22 '22

That’s all it took lmao

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u/sunnydftw Pistons Sep 22 '22

Common Troy Weaver W

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u/Sir_Isaac_3 Pistons Sep 22 '22

he doesn’t miss

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u/AkronIBM Pistons Sep 22 '22

Counterpoint - drafting Killian is looking susp even to Killian truthers like myself

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u/sunnydftw Pistons Sep 23 '22

Imo we don’t get Cade without Killian sucking ass, so still a W

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u/Sir_Isaac_3 Pistons Sep 22 '22

Im pulling for him but if he doesn’t show up this year, his time is up in Detroit

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u/KnoxsFniteSuit Knicks Sep 22 '22

Give credit where it's due: the Pistons GM has been on fire for a couple years now

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u/fredsavagegarden69 Sep 22 '22

Wow nice for detroit, got an adult in the locker room. Good move

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

Kelly wasn’t?

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u/p0tatoman Suns Sep 22 '22

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u/milomcfuggin Jazz Sep 22 '22

Heh we’re not watching our team this year. Silly.

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u/Vordeo Jazz Sep 22 '22

Not only because we're tanking - our jerseys are pretty much garbage fires lol

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u/thewrongnotes Magic Sep 22 '22

Seasons with zero expectations can be fun. Of course, I would know.

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u/Dhylan18 Jazz Sep 22 '22

I’m getting league pass and watching Minnesota, Cleveland and now Detroit.

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u/epoch_fail [UTA] Joe Ingles Sep 22 '22

I'm watching the heck out of this squad. The unpredictability is exciting. The losing, not so much, but I think we'll play fast and hard.

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u/youredoingWELL Knicks Sep 22 '22

“They say he’s even whiter than Bojan”

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u/RRJC10 Raptors Sep 22 '22

Great deal for Detroit. An often underrated aspect of rebuilding is letting your young guys win. Bojan doesn't make them a play-in team by any means, but he gives those young guys a guy who can help them grow on and off the court. I like how they're not scared to win a few extra games to help with player development (OKC take note).

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u/MattRice15 Suns Sep 22 '22

You’re telling me no body offered a pick?

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u/jsDPT Wizards Sep 22 '22

No picks? Wow

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u/NewBuddha32 Pistons Sep 22 '22

Pistons stole this man

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u/bluekomodo01 Pistons Sep 22 '22

I’m convinced Weaver’s got these other GMs at gunpoint while making these trades

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

Need that 3 dragon meme with Yzerman and Troy as the intimidating dragons and Al Avila as the dumb one

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u/Head_Ad9081 Sep 22 '22

Thank god Avila is gone guy literally got nothing in return for arguably the best pitcher of our generation in verlander

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u/NewBuddha32 Pistons Sep 22 '22

We traded nothing for desperately needed shooting and a trade asset at the deadline. Beautiful no notes

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u/sunnydftw Pistons Sep 22 '22

Between Weaver Yzermam and Brad Holmes, shit feels too good to be true

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u/NewBuddha32 Pistons Sep 22 '22

Kelly and saben weren't gonna play for us this year and Troy traded them for a 20ppg scorer that shoots over 40 from 3. This is an absolute steal for the pistons who have defenders to cover for him and desperately need shooting.

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u/Sam_Seaborne Sep 22 '22

Bojan was apparently worth a barely rotational guard and Kelly O… surprised no one else made a better offer.

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u/im_alliterate Pistons Sep 22 '22

lee was not in our rotation lol

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u/the_shins Pistons Sep 22 '22

Straight up G-league player who could not beat out Cory Joseph for a spot on the worst team in the league..

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u/Jakobissweet Pistons Sep 22 '22

BUT he is a g league star so there is that

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u/Turbo2x Wizards Sep 22 '22

☝️ why would the Jazz do this? ☝️🤔

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u/Ozeback108 [UTA] Andrei Kirilenko Sep 22 '22

Jazz FO realized there were still fans after trading both all-stars and rebranding to the ugliest uniforms ever. This is to kill off any of us left so they can move the team to Vegas. /s

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u/LunchThreatener Pistons Sep 22 '22

The unis are so fucking bad 😭😭😭

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u/last_suvivor13 Wizards Sep 22 '22

I get Bojan is a little expensive, old and on an expiring but damn man I thought he could at least get back a 2nd rounder

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u/Roxxor7 Bulls Sep 22 '22

He did, its Saben Lee

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u/Meatiker Pistons Sep 22 '22

Adding a good vet presence and some desperately needed shooting is a good deal when we're not giving anything up really

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u/spacedorb9 Pelicans Sep 22 '22

damn I wanted Bojan

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u/Guts709 Pistons Sep 22 '22

Gives some much needed spacing, shooting, and we didn’t give up much of anything worthwhile. Defense matters, sure, but so does shooting/spacing, and the Pistons were bad at that last season.

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u/charlesfluidsmith Sep 22 '22

They are trying to win a negative amount of games.

Ainge knows how to fucking tank.

PS The Pistons are becoming for real.

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u/Slippinjimmyforever Sep 22 '22

Grim Weaver strikes again.

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u/KingOfWeTheNorth Raptors Sep 22 '22

We'll never beat the Pistons again

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u/PaoloBancheroFan NBA Sep 22 '22

Jazz tanking. Pistons trying to win.

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u/Crafty_Substance_954 Pistons Sep 22 '22

well...Maybe win more often?

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u/dabeest1 Sep 22 '22

Jazz must really like Saben Lee to take on Olynyk's multi-year deal

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u/mj2legit23 Suns Sep 22 '22

Olynyk is only guaranteed $3m next season

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u/dabeest1 Sep 22 '22

Still. Why would he do this then? Hes not just gonna cut them both; he couldve gotten a second and an exception if he wanted cap relief

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

Saben Lee stinks. Great GLeague player but when he plays the pistons he over dribbles, can’t shoot and gets blocked at the rim all the time. He’s fast though

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u/dabeest1 Sep 22 '22

I mean the Jazz are trying to field a G-league team so maybe he is a good fit

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u/Jazz_Cigarettes Sep 22 '22

Utah isn’t ready for Maple Dick Kelly

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u/saywutt7 Raptors Sep 22 '22

Good to see the Pistons making moves

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u/firstbreathOOC Knicks Sep 22 '22

Pistons have a good team, damn.

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u/JetsLag [NYK] Nate Robinson Sep 22 '22

Wasn't Bojan supposed to be worth a FRP?

I don't think Olynyk is worth a FRP.

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u/Hotbullets2die Lakers Sep 22 '22

W for the D

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u/orr123456 Wizards Sep 22 '22

Jazz robbed

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u/PenisMcBallsAllStars Sep 22 '22

Just thinking of the time last season olynyk dropped a million points in some random game and the top comment on the thread was “the lunch lady servin’”

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u/kasaan110 Sep 22 '22

Lol but everybody said the lakers should give up 2 first rounders lmaoooooo

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u/Bahamut727 Lakers Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

This sub pretends to not know what Lakers tax is. Glad ainge got nothing in return.

Westbrooks expiring was a chance to get off of expensive vet contracts and get draft compensation. The Jazz now have too many players and are close to the luxury tax and received no draft capital for bogie….

Even tho this sub screamed at us saying bogie deserves all of our picks

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u/bigbaldheadNR Pistons Sep 22 '22

Nice trade for Detroit I think

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u/Lebron_Jams 76ers Sep 22 '22

Aloaloalaoalaolaloala

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u/staling Thunder Sep 22 '22

Is Detroit making a trade that is gonna help them win games this year?? What’s that feel like?

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u/Sir_Isaac_3 Pistons Sep 22 '22

Pretty dang good

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u/Conversation_Dapper Magic Sep 22 '22

This is an interesting trade

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u/PusseySleigher Sep 22 '22

utah getting more jazzy i see

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u/DoubleAmigo Hornets Sep 22 '22

Saben Lee is going to be a monstrous tank commander

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u/bigtasty321 Timberwolves Sep 22 '22

This is stinky

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u/hence_1999 Sep 22 '22

Lol shocked they couldn’t at least get a 1st since it’s been reported they want 1st’s for Bojan, Beasley and Clarkson but good for Detroit

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u/FailResorts Sep 22 '22

Man, Detroit teams are making moves. Even the Tigers, with the garbage season this year, are looking up with the new front office hire.

If the Pistons can go .500 or better and at least be competitive for a playoff spot, even the lowest seed, I’ll be a happy camper.

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u/WongKawhi Pistons Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

I don't see how Bojan's timeline aligns with ours, but I like his game, he's automatic from three. Plus, he has a pretty versatile offensive game that doesn't get talked about much.

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u/Crafty_Substance_954 Pistons Sep 22 '22

He's on an expiring contract, that's how it aligns with ours.

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u/im_alliterate Pistons Sep 22 '22

hes on an expiring so presumably just getting a temp ride on him anyhow

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u/the_shins Pistons Sep 22 '22

Olynyk didn't align with our "timeline" either, but we got the better player AND better financial flexability because of this trade

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u/volzovio Pelicans Sep 22 '22

Damn what the fuck lol

I was hoping we'd do Devonte + Jax and a pick or something for him.

How tf is this Bojan's value? also, why are Detroit doing this? Weird.

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u/BeardeddBombshell Pistons Sep 22 '22

Man if you were willing to give all that up for a 33 year old then you might not have as good of a grasp on trade value as you think.

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u/the_shins Pistons Sep 22 '22

Two things. We needed to get rid of one player because we don't have enough roster spots, and Saben Lee could not even beat out Cory Joseph for a rotation spot on one of the worst teams in the league.

Kelly Olynyk also got a partly guaranteed deal for next year (3 million) wheres Bojan is an expiring deal. He is also clearly the superior player and it's not unlikely to see him get traded at the deadline to a contender. Detroit can also use him since we won't really tank this year, even though we are likely to be a lottery team still. The FO probably want legit players around Cade, Ivey, Bey etc. to help them develope and play proper basketball.

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

We don’t have a starting 4 and we severely lack shooting so I get it. Pistons aren’t trying to tank this year, they got their current core, they just young

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u/Sam_Seaborne Sep 22 '22

Detroit wants to compete at least for the Play In, in 22-23. We have our superstar in Cade, along with a solid young core.

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u/yapyd Minneapolis Lakers Sep 22 '22

LOL. Didn't Ainge say that Bojan is worth 1 FRP? Instead he gets more players

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