Pistons Acquire Jennings


The Detroit Pistons have kept busy this summer landing Josh Smith from the Hawks, and now they have acquired Brandon Jennings in a sign and trade with the Milwaukee Bucks. Pistons will send Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton, and Viacheslay Kraytsoy to Milwaukee for Jennings. Pistons will then sign him to a three-year deal worth 24 million dollars. Last year Jennings averaged 17.5 ppg, on .399% from the field, and .375% from three point range. Jennings felt he deserved a salary starting at 12 million a year when free agency began, but he didn’t get a offer to that liking, and now has to settle for 8 million a year. Truth is Jennings thinks he’s better than he really is, but the truth is he doesn’t deserve the money Steph Curry, Ty Lawson, and Jrue Holiday got last year. He’s a streaky shooter, and scorer, but I’m sure the Pistons know that. The Pistons now have a very interesting roster, with Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, Josh Smith, and now Brandon Jennings. They need a scorer for this roster, and maybe they can trade Greg Monroe for someone because having Monroe, Drummond, and Smith on the floor at one time won’t work. We can bet on the Pistons having a terrible shooting percentage this year with Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings throwing up shots, but they do look like a playoff team in the East. They’ll probably get the number 7 or 6th seed, and be one and done in the playoffs. The Pistons got better by landing Smith and Jennings. Jennings is certainly a upgrade over Brandon Knight, and Smith is highlight reel waiting to happen, and a defensive presence. All and all you can’t blame Joe Dumars for trying this off-season. But lets face it Piston fans Joe Dumars should have been fired years ago.