Joe seems to think he can get a team to give him a Tier I/superstar caliber player by packaging a starter or two. Besides, Melo, who is Joe going to target? Wade, LBJ, Bosh, Howard etc. Question is why would any team give up a young stud with top end potential to get mostly vets slightly south of their prime, maybe an exception in Tay and Rip? By making the statement that he is not looking for a teams 2nd or 3rd best player he is setting the groundwork to maintain the status quo. Melo is the only one I can see as possibly available due to issues w/ Karl. It seems more likely that a couple of starters are traded for equivalent value i.e. Brand, Davis. Are the Pistons starters so good that any team should be willing to be part w/ their best players. I think there is sense of over inflated worth. The trading season is still young but I just don't see any blockbuster deals over the horizon.