The Milwaukee Bucks completed a sign and trade with the Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings. He was in Toronto for the OVO Bounce Tournament and didn’t say much about the transaction, but he did have good things to say.
From the Detroit Free Press:
The Toronto Sun wrote: “Jennings declined to say much, saying he wants to ‘stay under the radar for now,’ but did admit ‘I’m happy’ about the trade.”
The Bucks get Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton and Slava Kravtsov in the deal. The Pistons have Jennings locked down for 3 years at $25 million.
For the Bucks last year Jennings shot 39.9% and 37.5% from behind the arc. While playing an average of 36.2 minutes for 80 games he averaged 17.5 points per game, 6.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game. That’s the second highest point total of his career.
Basketball Reference has Jennings projected at 18 points per game next season.
The move is part of an effort by the Pistons to strengthen their backcourt, they also brought back guard Chauncey Billups. The Pistons also signed forward Josh Smith in the off-season.