Thunder offered Gilgeous-Alexander, No. 6 for No. 1 pick. Pistons shot it down.

If you’re searching for more proof the Pistons are not quiting the No. 1 choice…

While reports are flying around about groups wishing to go up in the draft — all the method to No. 1 sometimes — Warriors GM Bob Myers warned Monday versus anticipating groups near the leading to make a trade.

That doesn’t indicate groups aren’t attempting to go up. The Thunder have 3 first-round choices (6, 16, 18) and supposedly want to package them and more to go up in the 2021 NBA Draft. The Thunder desired the Pistons’ No. 1 choice severely enough they provided their finest young gamer and the No. 6 choice to leap up, reports Matt Babcock at basketballnews.com.

I’ve been informed that the Houston Firecrackers and Oklahoma City Thunder have actually been knocking the Pistons’ door down. Report has it that the Thunder provided the No. 6 choice and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in exchange for No. 1 — the Pistons decreased. If the Pistons get a deal much better than that a person, they might require to seriously consider it.

The target was Cade Cunningham, the agreement No. 1 select of Oklahoma City.

If real — and we need to take every report this time of year with a great deal of salt, this might well have actually belonged to a fluid discussion and not a trade placed on the table — that is a strong deal. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander balanced 23.7 points and 5.9 helps a video game this previous season and is among the much better young point player in the video game. A man you can develop around. With the No. 6 choice, the Pistons would still get a quality young gamer.

From Detroit’s point of view: If groups keep using terrific plans so they can prepare this elite gamer, perhaps simply keep the choice and draft that gamer. There’s a factor groups desire him.

The report that the Pistons were still disputing what to do with the leading choice — take Cunningham, Jalen Green, or Evan Mobley — can be checked out as an invite for groups to up their deals for the choice. Perhaps Detroit is open to trading it away for the best plan — and one with Gilgeous-Alexander would be appealing.

However the wise cash is still on the Pistons keeping the choice and taking Cunningham.

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Report: Thunder provided Gilgeous-Alexander, No. 6 for No. 1 choice. Pistons shot it down. initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.