As the San Antonio Spurs tries to move some more assets as they try to discuss their very thin frontcourt issues. Trade rumors suggest the Spurs send Patty Mills and Kyle Anderson for the Detroit Piston’s Marcus Morris.
In the proposed deal, the Spurs would get a solid player coming off the bench who can shoot from beyond the arc. Getting Morris will also be a good backup for Kawhi Leonard as he can also play the power forward position.
Morris carries an average of 14.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. His three-point percentage is at .362 during the regular season and had a .389 in the postseason. Giving up Mills with the trade will Dejounte Murray as Tony Parker’s backup.
Meanwhile, the Pistons will also get a steady hand with Mills in the point guard position along with Ish Smith. Mills has proven his worth coming off the bench for the Spurs and would be a handy addition to the Pistons.
The Spurs recently exercised their option on Anderson which further fuels sign that the 23-year old player out of UCLA would be part of a trade package. Anderson is entering his third season after being drafted by the Spurs back in 2014.
Anderson would also help Jon Leuer and Henry Ellenson in the power forward position. He could play as an asset should the trade go ahead with the Pistons as his versatility could put him in either in as a forward or point guard. There are chances the trade would be a bust but in this case, NBA Trade Machine gives an idea that the deal would be beneficial for both squads.
Since the Spurs need help in their roster with Danny Green and Jonathan Simmons out with injuries this trade is plausible. Getting Morris would address the problem at the same time would improve the Pistons chances going to this season.