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A story written by Swedish writers while Jerebko was in London quoted the forward's father, Chris, and the Swedish national team manager, Jonte Karlsson, concerning his current nonrole on the team. Jerebko has been out of the rotation since November. The story offered the theory that the Pistons were showcasing Austin Daye and Charlie Villanueva for a possible trade, which seems unlikely. "You do not sell a player and get rid of his contract if he is sitting on the bench," Karlsson was quoted in the story. Before Tuesday's game against Orlando, Jerebko said: "I didn't read the story, so I don't know what it said. Everybody has a right to their own opinion. It's media. They probably twisted it." Detroit Free Press

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Pistons are actively shopping forward Austin Daye, a source said. Daye averaged just 2.3 points in six games. Yahoo! Sports

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Austin Daye, Pistons: "Unlikely" is the exact word recited by one well-placed insider when asked about Daye's hopes for an extension. It appears that the Pistons aren't about to trifle with any of next summer's projected cap space after wishing for years that they could take back the deals handed out to Charlie Villanueva and the recently traded Ben Gordon. ESPN.com

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Ben Wallace wants to return for his 17th NBA season, but the roster is full. That means a roster spot would have to open up. Villanueva or Austin Daye could be traded to make room for Wallace. Detroit News

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Charlie Villanueva, Austin Daye and Will Bynum aren't in the playing rotation and all are quite open about their displeasure with the situation. Daye and Bynum have admitted they wouldn't be opposed to a change of scenery. Villanueva is the team's third-highest paid player this season at $7.5 million and is on the books for roughly $16 million over the next two seasons. Daye is the 2009 first-round pick who is still trying to establish himself. Bynum hasn't seen this little playing time since his first season with the Pistons in 2008-09. Detroit Free Press

Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said Friday at US Airways Center that no deals presented themselves. Plus, he didn't feel compelled to move anyone because no one is being disruptive. "For the guys who aren't playing, we don't have any headaches here, any guys who are causing issues here," Dumars said. "For other teams, I don't know if that was their issue but it's not for us." Detroit Free Press

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Jeff Zillgitt: Pistons took calls (Tayshaun Prince, Rodney Stuckey, Austin Daye) & made calls but person w/knowledge says deal unlikely at trade deadline. Twitter

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The Pistons haven't been actively shopping either, but Daye's youth and Bynum's ability to be a sparkplug off the bench can be attractive to many teams. What's more, they're cheap. Bynum makes $3.5 million while Daye makes slightly less than $2 million. Neither has asked out but it doesn't appear they'd be shocked to get that call. "I don't really care, it doesn't matter where (I play)," Bynum said. "Could be Africa, L.A., Orlando, I don't care for the business. "Am I worried? Nah, all I do is control how I work, and I'm waiting for my opportunity." Bynum has bounced around the NBA, while the Pistons are the only NBA team Daye knows. "Not really 'worry,'" said Daye, the Pistons' first-round pick in 2009. "If they want to put me in a different situation, I can't worry about it. The only way you can control it is it you're playing really well, but if you're not …" Detroit News

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