I've been waiting 3 years for a chance to poach this guy. Detroit is clinging to a playoff spot in a suddenly tough Eastern Conference and Stanley remains a complete black hole on offense. I think Stan Van Gundy almost has to move him at this point since he's not going to get that team into the playoffs without some changes and Stanley is their best moveable asset. I don't know that Garrett Temple alone is going to get it done though he has some value as a productive 3 and D veteran. George Hill looks like a perfect player for them on paper. They need a shooter in the backcourt, they want to clear Reggie Jackson off the payroll if possible, and they need a steady veteran presence at PG to replace him. They'd have to throw in Boban or Jon Leuer to make the salaries match though. Clearly Stanley Johnson would fit a position of need for us but the questions would be: (1) Are his shooting problems correctable? (2) Is it worth taking on a huge chunk of salary (Reggie Jackson/Jon Leuer) just to get Stanley Johnson? Granted we'd also be clearing George Hill off the books but he only has one more guaranteed year on his deal (with a $1M buyout for the following season) so we'd be adding about 27 million in dead salary in the 2019-2020 season as a result. We can afford it, especially since it won't interfere with our ability to re-sign any of our core players, but it doesn't look like a fair trade unless you really strongly believe in Stanley Johnson as a prospect. My answers to those questions are: (1) I think so. His college shooting numbers are plenty respectable and it's quite obvious just from watching him that he's not squaring up to the basket or completing his follow-through with any kind of consistency. These are obvious and correctable flaws but it's worrying that he seems to be getting worse not better as his NBA career plays out. Some of that is confidence issues and it's already been well-reported that he has a rocky relationship with Coach Van Gundy which may be a contributing factor. Could be that a change of scenery would do him good. He absolutely has to get a lot better as a shooter to have a chance as a rotation player, there's no doubt about that. (2) Probably, but only if you believe Stanley's offensive talent can be recovered. Believe it or not, Stanley would actually be the third youngest player on our team if we traded for him (only Papagiannis and Fox are younger) so it's conceivable that he's got a lot more development to do. I absolutely loved Stanley coming out of Arizona -- he was a bit raw even then on offense but his strength and defensive awareness were extremely impressive. Then again, I've been wrong before (Derrick Williams) so who knows.