This week will bring one of the most exciting moments in sports that doesn’t take place on the field of play: The NBA trade deadline. The flurry of transactions that take place on this one magical day each year is enough to turn Twitter upside down and inside out with rumors and pending physicals galore.
This year, Christmas came early as the Sacramento Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and 2017 second-round selection from the Philadelphia 76ers late Sunday evening.
Trades like this don’t typically happen in the NFL, and the NFL trade deadline is a tumbleweed in comparison to what happens in the NBA. But imagine, for a moment, a world in which the Detroit Lions could turn on the “trade override” feature as the Pelicans did. That mental exercise brings us to Monday’s Question of the Day:
As the general manager of the Detroit Lions, who is the one player you would trade for?
My answer: I’ve given this some thought, but in all honesty, I can’t stop imagining what a potential first-round matchup between the Pelicans and Warriors would be like.
Khalil Mack is a player I would love for the Lions to acquire from the Raiders. Mack’s motor never stops; he’s seemingly in the grill of the opposing team’s quarterback on every snap or bringing down their running back behind the line of scrimmage. His frenetic style of play, the energy he has on the field is something really unique, and the Lions’ defense, not even just their linebacker unit, could really benefit from having a player like Mack.