AUBURN HILLS (97.1 THE TICKET) – Brandon Jennings will soon be a Detroit Piston.
The Pistons and Bucks have agreed to a sign-and-trade that sends Brandon Jennings to Detroit and Brandon Knight to Milwaukee, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com confirms.
The Pistons will send Brandon Knight to the Bucks as part of the package for Jennings, as well as sending center Slava Kravtsov and forward Khris Middleton to Bucks.
The Pistons have been active players in free agency, already adding Josh Smith on a four-year, $54 million deal ad Chauncey Billups on a two-year contract. With Knight, Rodney Stuckey, Will Bynum, Billups and rookie Peyton Siva in place, something had to give, and it turned out to be Knight.
Knight, 21, showed promise last season in his second season, averaging 13.3 points and 4.0 assists in 75 games.
For Jennings, $8 million a year seems like a fair market value for a guard that is woefully inefficient, but still extremely talented with a solid amount of upside. A report from a few weeks ago said Jennings was demanding $12 million a year. Jennings was selected 10th overall by the Bucks in 2009.
Just 23 years old, Jennings has averaged 17 points, 5.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
Asked about the Jennings rumors last week, Joe Dumars strongly denied it to the Detroit News: “Bogus, bogus. No conversations.”