Marc Stein of ESPN:
There have to be other pieces involved because the salaries don’t come close enough to matching. But Detroit would have to send more, which is problematic given the other complication:
This would be a terrible trade for the Pistons.
Jackson is younger and more talented than Augustin. Green is a mediocre player who would add marginal value in Detroit, which already has Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris as combo forwards and Jon Leuer as a power forward.
But Van Gundy would be comfortable with Augustin, who previously played for the Pistons. Given that, Augustin might even provide a short-term boost considering Jackson’s struggles since returning from major injury. So, perhaps there’s a deal to be made around these players.
Still, I’d be shocked if, should this trade ever comes to fruition, it doesn’t involve the Magic sending Detroit much more value.