Why is the Pistons not in a playoff spot?

Detroit Pistons guard Victor Oladipo is the second player to be traded by the Houston Rockets in less than a week, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Rockets traded Oladichipo to the Pistons in a deal that sent center Brandon Jennings and guard Jodie Meeks to Houston.

The Pistons, meanwhile, have been dealt several times in recent weeks.

The most recent trade came Tuesday, when they sent center Tobias Harris to the Phoenix Suns for the No. 1 overall pick.

Detroit also dealt two second-round picks to Memphis on Monday.

The Blazers received a first-round pick in the upcoming draft, which they used to select the Memphis guard Damian Lillard.

Oladicipo’s departure from Houston, which the Pistons announced Wednesday, is a significant loss for a team that finished with the NBA’s worst record last season and had been trying to figure out how to win with a new coach.

“I’m not a big fan of losing a player,” general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday.

“We’ve got a lot of talent in the locker room.

We’ve got young talent on this team, and I think we have the pieces to win a championship.”

The Pistons are 6-11 since Oladopo’s trade, but coach Stan Van Gundy said that the team “will get back to work.”

The team also added forward Andre Drummond to its roster Wednesday, who has averaged 16.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks this season.

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