In last place in the East and with Cade Cunningham out indefinitely, the Pistons already look like sellers on the trade market. And they're reportedly fielding calls on one of their core players: Saddiq Bey.
The Pistons have "taken early calls on Bey from inquiring teams," according to Yahoo! Sports, a "change in behavior from recent trade windows" when GM Troy Weaver had no interest in dealing the player he drafted 19th overall in 2020.
But Bey has had a slow start to his third season and recently lost his spot in Detroit's starting lineup for the first time since his rookie year. Injuries quickly changed that, but Bey is averaging just 14.7 points per game and shooting 29 percent from three, down from 16.1 points and 35 percent last season -- not ideal for one of the Pistons' key scorers.
Nothing sounds imminent on the trade front. Weaver and the Pistons plan to further evaluate Bey, who also started slow last season, "before truly entertaining his trade market," per Yahoo. Bey averaged 12.3 points and shot 29 percent from three through his first 22 games last season, then 17.5 points and 36 percent the rest of the way.
He's 17 games into this season.
The Pistons can also expect to get calls on veteran wing Bojdan Bogdanovic, who's averaging a career high 20.6 points per and shooting 40 percent from three. Acquired in a trade with the Jazz prior to this season, Detroit recently signed Bogdanovic to a two-year extension, but its plans could change ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline.
The Suns and the Lakers were reportedly interested in trading for Bogdanovic this summer before he was dealt to Detroit in September.