(NEW YORK) — The Detroit Pistons continued a successful offseason by trading for arguably one of the most dynamic young guards in the game.
According to sources, the Pistons have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal for Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings. Jennings is a restricted free agent and is expected to ink a three-year deal worth $25 million.
The Bucks will receive guard Brandon Knight, forward Khris Middleton, and center Viacheslav Kravtsov in exchange for Jennings.
Jennings was preparing to return to the Bucks this season on a one-year qualifying offer, which would have made him an unrestricted free agent next year. The Pistons showed serious interest in Jennings and decided to make a move.
The Pistons are hoping to end a four-year playoff drought by adding Jennings, forward Josh Smith, and guard Chauncey Billups to an impressive young core that features big men Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.
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