It’s become pretty obvious this off-season that the Detroit Pistons are attempting to make some considerable strides within the Eastern Conference. Through a few recent NBA drafts, the Pistons have built themselves a pretty solid core, but what they have lacked has been that true star power that could ultimately make them a playoff contender.
Well, after signing Josh Smith earlier this month, the Pistons have made it clear that they are also in the open market for a superstar point guard. At first, rumors began swirling that Detroit was willing to part ways with Brandon Knight in an attempt to get Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics, but the Pistons would not budge in terms of potentially adding Andre Drummond to the rumors. Either way, the Celtics, who have completely overhauled their roster this off-season, seem pretty content on keeping Rondo and making him their franchise player, so who knows if these discussions ever really had a foundation to them.
Now, the Pistons may be forced to look elsewhere and wouldn’t it make the most sense for the team to attempt to acquire Milwaukee Bucks restricted free agent Brandon Jennings? The Bucks have extended a qualifying offer to Jennings, but they have even tried to acquire Jeff Teague as its become pretty obvious that Jennings’ time in Milwaukee may be dwindling down.
The Pistons want a star point guard and the Bucks have virtually shown Jennings no love in terms of a long term deal, so wouldn’t this be a match made in heaven? Well, according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times, there are rumblings at the Las Vegas Summer League that they two sides could potentially be discussing a sign and trade deal that would bring Jennings to Detroit.
This could be an ideal swap, but let’s see if anything more concrete develops from these rumblings in the coming days/weeks.
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