Any time there’s a trade during the season in the NBA, it shocks the system of everybody who’s a part of the basketball family. The shock waves go all the way through upper management. There are any number of reasons why the guy you trade for can help an organization both on and off the basketball court, but there’s always some sense of loss for a team when an important player is traded away.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today halftime entertainment acts currently scheduled to perform throughout the remainder of the regular season. The list of talent is headlined by Grammy Award winners The Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards (February 23) and Salt N Pepa (April 7). Other artists include Coolio (February 3), Tone Loc (February 8), Morris Day (February 19) and En Vogue (March 18).

For the parameters of a trade that serves the Pistons’ interests – now and in the future – this makes perfect sense. This deal – saying a fond goodbye to Tayshaun Prince, who forever carries the luster of the 2004 NBA championship, and Austin Daye for Toronto point guard Jose Calderon as part of a larger deal that lands Memphis’ Rudy Gay in Toronto – does what Joe Dumars has maintained would be the only type he’d consider.