The Pistons have been busy this offseason adding talent, and they added another solid piece to their youthful lineup on Tuesday, as they traded for Bucks guard Brandon Jennings. Jennings, who has spent the first four years of his career in Milwaukee, will sign a new contract that is for three years, and worth in excess of $25 million. In the trade, the Pistons gave away young point guard Brandon Knight,and two other players.
Jennings is one of the young, upcoming points in the league. For his career, he is averaging 17 points, nearly six assists and over three boards per game. Jennings is known for his killer crossovers, as well as his ability to heat up quickly. He is capable of dropping 30+ on any given night.
Jennings will be a nice addition to a very talented core for the Pistons. Earlier this offseason, the Pistons acquired Josh Smith. They also added Chauncey Billups, who was the MVP of the 2004 NBA Finals in which the Pistons won. Billups will serve as a mentor to the young Jennings as he continues to develop and improve as a guard in the league.
With these additions, plus talented bigs in Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe already in place, the Pistons will look to get back into the playoff picture for the first time in some years. The addition of Jennings gives Detroit one of the more talented and youthful squads in the league.
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