Examining Troy Weavers trade history.

1. Traded cash to UTAH for Tony Bradley and a 2020 #2 pick (Saben Lee)

A solid first trade for Weaver to kick off the rebuild. Taking on Bradley's expiring $3.5M contract was well worth it to land an early 2nd round pick.

GRADE: B

2. Traded a protected 2021 #1 pick to HOU for Trevor Ariza, and a 2020 #1 pick (Isaiah Stewart)

IMO Houston GM Rafael Stone made a tremendous deal by getting Weaver to agree to include a protected 2021 #1 pick in exchange for the #16 overall pick and agreeing to take on Trevor Ariza's $12.8M salary. Stone doubled down and burned Weaver again on the sign and trade for Christian Wood by rolling it into the Ariza trade while only having to surrender a 2027 #2 pick and some extra protections on the #1 pick we had sent to HOU in the original deal. Weaver giving up a future #1 pick to take on a major salary dump was questionable to being with, not getting that #1 pick back (or a future #1) to accomodate the Wood sign and trade was negligent.

GRADE: D-

3. In a 3 way deal DET traded Bruce Brown, Luke Kennard & four #2 picks to for Rodney McGruder, Dzanan Musa and a 2020 #1 pick (Saddiq Bey)

Getting a first rounder for Kennard and Brown was wonderful, but having to take on Rodney McGruders contract, a useless player in Musa & give up four of our future #2 picks made this trade a negative in my eyes.

GRADE: C-

4. Traded Tony Snell & Kyri Thomas to ATL for Dwayne Dedmon

The first of Troy's trades to free up cap space by waiving/stretching the player he acquires. The good, this trade helped free up the cap space needed to sign Grant and Plumlee. The bad, The Pistons will have a $2.9M cap charge for Dedmon each year through the 2024/2025 season.

GRADE: C

5. Traded Tony Bradley to PHI for Zaire Smith

The second of Weavers trades to free up cap space for 2020 Free Agency. Zaire was waived/stretched and will be on the Pistons books for $1M per year through the end of the 2022/23 season

GRADE: C

6. In a 3 way deal DET Traded Trevor Ariza for Delon Wright.

Great deal for Weaver. Wright played very well here in the D, and netted the Pistons two future #2 picks when he was flipped to the Kings at the deadline.

GRADE: A+

7. Traded Derrick Rose to NY for Dennis Smith Jr and a 2021 #2 pick (Isaiah Livers)

Meh. This trade was underwhelming when announced and looked even worse when Rose helped lead the Knicks back to the playoffs for the first time in years. Smith Jr played better then I expected but I still feel the Pistons could of got a much better offer for Rose closer to the deadline

GRADE: D+

8. Traded Svi Mykhailiuk and a 2027 #2 pick to OKC for Hamidou Diallo

With the FA signing of Josh Jackson, the drafting of Saddiq Bey, and the emergence of Frank Jackson, Svi fell out of the rotation and was flipped to OKC for the younger, more athletic Diallo. Hami played great for Detroit after the trade and was re-signed for 2 years this offseason.

GRADE: B+

9. Traded Delon Wright to SAC for Corey Joseph, a 2021 #2 pick (Luke Garza) and a 2024 #2 pick

The Pistons lost one of thier leaders when they sent Wright to the Kings. Joseph was solid for the Pistons and became a mentor to rookie guard Killian Hayes. Weaver paid Joseph a $2.4M buyout (Instead of $12M) and then re-signed him with the Pistons MLE to a 2 year/$10M deal. This grade would of been higher had Troy used the teams MLE on a better player then Cojo and/or if the 2nd year of the deal was a team option instead of a player option (like he'd actually opt out of that payday). I personally would not of offered Jospeh anything more then a 1 year contract at the veteran minimum

GRADE: C

10. Traded Mason Plumlee and a 2021 #2 (JT Thor) for a 2021 #2 pick (Balsma Kaprovica)

Weaver decided he wanted more of a floor spacer to share the middle with Stewart. With that in mind Plumlee was shipped to the Hornets in a salary dump to free up cap space for a run at Kelly Olynyk. I understood the trade and the reasoning behind it but did not like it at all. I thought Plumlee (along with Grant) was pretty much the heart/soul of the 2020 Pistons. His size, strength and toughness in the paint on defense, along with his passing skills and ability to facilitate the offense are things the Pistons are sorely missing this season.

GRADE: C-

11. Traded Sekou Doumbouya & Jahlil Okafor to BKN for DeAndre Jordan and four future #2 picks ('22 '24 '25 '27)

Jordan was immidately bought out for $4M (we paid him $16M to go away) by the Pistons and signed with the Lakers. UGH I hated this trade and do not understand why we made it. Why just give up on a young player like Sekou when you are a rebuilding team and you are rostering Rodney McGruder? Sure the four #2 picks may come in handy to make deals in the future, but was it really worth giving away $7.8M in 2022/2023 cap space (when Griffins huge contract comes off the books) when we actually could have max contract cap room avaialble? I think not!

GRADE: F

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