There’s a new point guard of the future in Detroit and his name is not Brandon Knight. The Detroit Pistons joined together with the Milwaukee Bucks in order to make a sign-and-trade deal that would bring Brandon Jennings to Detroit for guard Brandon Knight, forward Khris Middleton and center Viacheslav Kravstov.
Just how big of a move is this for a team that was absolutely dreadful on offense last season. It’s obvious that Joe Dumars is aware of the hot seat he is currently sitting in, adding two key pieces this offseason that will end up providing huge dividends for this team.
New head coach Maurice Cheeks is already in a better position to win than his predecessors even before he has coached a single game for the Pistons. With a seemingly more potent lineup than in years past, the Pistons will likely be vying for a playoff spot in 2013-14.
This is one of the best deals of the offseason as Detroit adds another key piece to their lineup and rid themselves of a young, unproven guard in Knight that had a mediocre sophomore season with Detroit.
The Pistons got exactly what they wanted and needed out of this deal: a proven point guard.
Shooting percentage may be a big weakness in 2013-14, but the pieces that are now in place give Detroit a very scary offense heading into next season. With Jennings, Josh Smith, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond and possibly Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the starting lineup, it could be one of the most athletic in the NBA.
Watch out for the Pistons next season.