The Thunder get a little Wiser
Sam Presti always seems to enjoy acquiring a former high draft pick, and fortunately for them, the Pistons possess one in James Wiseman, who was selected second-overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Wiseman is in the final year of his rookie contract, therefore taking a flyer on him for the remainder of the season could help alleviate multiple issues that plague the Thunder, such as a formidable backup for Chet Holmgren and additional rebounding.
Thunder get James Wiseman, Pistons get Davis Bertans, a 2025 second round pick, and a 2027 second round pick.
This deal could work well for both sides as the Pistons add another veteran to their locker room, and added draft picks, while the Thunder add a big man. It does not feel like the Pistons are interested in bringing Wiseman back.
Perhaps, Pistons GM Troy Weaver, who spent over a decade in Oklahoma City with Presti, will take a note from his former colleague's playbook and aim to get something, rather than letting Wiseman walk in free agency.