The Pistons are reportedly included in a blockbuster trade that will send forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to the Memphis Grizzlies and bring point guard Jose Calderon from the Toronto Raptors to Detroit.
Small forward Rudy Gay, the biggest name in the deal, will go from Memphis to Toronto along with reserve center Hamed Haddadi and a second-round draft pick. Forward Ed Davis goes from Toronto to Memphis.
This trade likely means that Pistons rookie Brandon Knight will shift over to the shooting guard spot at least for the remainder of this season, with Calderon starting at the point and providing Knight with a veteran mentor who has had years of success as a starter in the NBA. Fellow Detroit rookie Kyle Singler will likely shift from shooting guard to the vacant starting spot at small forward.
Potentially, this opens up playing time for forwards Jonas Jerebko and Corey Maggette, who have been buried on the Pistons' bench most of this season. It could also lead to a new starting lineup that also includes rookie big man Andre Drummond, who at some point is expected to become Detroit's starting center with veteran Greg Monroe sliding down to power forward.
Prince, the last member remaining from the 2004 Pistons Championship season, likely will start in Gay's spot in Memphis. Daye will back him up with the Grizzlies before becoming a free agent this summer.