Detroit Pistons reportedly will get point guard Brandon Jennings from Milwaukee
The Detroit Pistons reportedly will get point guard Brandon Jennings as part of a sign-and-trade agreement with Milwaukee.
The Detroit Free Press and The Associated Press
DETROIT – Point guard Brandon Jennings, a restricted free agent, was determined to get out of Milwaukee.
The Detroit Pistons apparently have provided a landing spot and in the process have continued to make offseason roster moves.
The Detroit Free Press, citing multiple league sources, reported Jennings, 23, will come to the Pistons as part of a sign-and-trade agreement with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Pistons will send third-year point guard Brandon Knight, second-year small forward Khris Middleton and second-year center Slava Kravtsov to the Bucks.
Jennings, who averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 assists per game last season, reportedly will get a $24 million, three-year deal. He reportedly rejected Milwaukee’s $40 million, four-year offer before last season.
Detroit might have seven new players on the roster this season. A potential starting lineup would include Jennings, small forward Josh Smith, power forward Greg Monroe, center Andre Drummond and either Rodney Stuckey — a former Eastern Washington standout — or rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of Georgia at shooting guard.
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