To piggy-back on top of Crotty Kid's thorough trade analysis below... Chad Ford of ESPN.com is reporting that Detroit may not be pursuing Carlos Boozer during free agency afterall, even after trading for Fabricio Oberto (whom they plan on buying-out). This is what he says, according to his sources:
"Over the past few months, we've assumed Carlos Boozer is their (Detroit’s) primary target, but that might not be the case. A league source told me Tuesday that the Pistons' free-agent strategy likely would preclude a run at Boozer.
The Pistons want to add several players to the roster and want to keep salaries at or less than $10 million per year. With Boozer likely demanding a deal in the $15 million to $16 million a year range, his contract demands are out of their league. Add in concerns about Boozer's injury history, and I don't think the Pistons will make a play for him.
Instead, you can look for them to make a run at Ben Gordon, try to re-sign Antonio McDyess and find one or two other players they can sign for smaller salaries.
That stance in Detroit could put Boozer in a tough position. If he opts out of his contract with the Jazz, he's going to struggle to find any team far enough under the cap to offer him what he wants. And with the Jazz interested in keeping Paul Millsap, Boozer could be out of luck in Utah, too."