Another name that has out there for months is Rajon Rondo, the Celtics point guard. Boston is going nowhere fast and should its full-blown rebuild underway.

The Pistons also have two expiring contracts - Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva. Both are valuable trade bait because their contracts come off the books after the season.

Hence, there is plenty of options the Pistons have in front of them.

Before the season started, some had the Pistons making the postseason. That can still happen, especially if a deal is done.