Pistons display ‘very little interest’ of trading Alec Burks – report

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The Detroit Pistons aren’t likely to move Alec Burks, sources told James L. Edwards III.

(H/T HoopsHype):

“Of course, every player has a price, but, per league sources, the Pistons have shown very little interest in trading Burks before the deadline. The sense I’m getting is a team would have to vastly overpay for Burks’ services. Detroit would like to keep him going into the summer and for next season when, again, the organization hopes to turn a corner with its rebuild.”

With Cade Cunningham out for the remainder of the 2022-23 season, the Pistons are very much expected to land again in the lottery. But as they enter next season, all of their hands are potentially layed on the deck to try to be competitive and stir themselves away from their rebuilding program.

As such, this intent can only be possible if they stick around on Burks, who already made a mark as one of the most reliable veterans in the league. This season, he is averaging 13.8 points, 3.8 boards and 2.2 assists in 21.8 minutes.

The Pistons may likely consider exercising their team option on Burks for next season that costs over $10 million in total value. As such, if things don’t go well according to their contention plans, they may use him as a trade chip to gain helpful returns.

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