Detroit is a young team that has lots of potential, but the team is changing its style of play with the younger group and that could mean a deal by the NBA trade deadline next month.
The Pistons have two young stars in point guard Brandon Knight and center Greg Monroe and their new uptempo offense has veteran Tayshaun Prince looking uncomfortable on the floor. Prince is solid on defense and good in the half-court sets, but struggles running the floor and a change could happen soon.
San Antonio is a team with plenty of veteran leadership and the Spurs like a slower tempo, making a deal with Detroit for Prince something that could benefit both franchises. The veteran forward turns 32 this week and a move to a team that could win a title has to be exciting and the 10-year pro is still productive as he is averaging over 12 points and 4 rebounds per game this season.
The Spurs could use Prince as a short-term solution to their front-court as Richard Jefferson is playing not playing well and rookie Kawhi Leonard still needs time to adjust his game to the professional level.
A deal like this is not the blockbuster that gets fans excited, but it is the type of move that could help the Spurs in the Western Conference playoffs and it gives the team an outside chance of winning another NBA title.