The NBA rumors suggested that the New York Knicks could trade for Brandon Jennings of the Detroit Pistons as a solution to their point guard issues. Is the Pistons willing for the deal?
As the Knicks are struggling with their points Jose Calderon and rookie Jerian Grant, they are trying to trade for someone to solve the issue, reported New York Post. Moreover, the source also reported that 10 Knicks contracts are officially eligible to be traded from today, December 15.
It seems that the Knicks considers that the Detroit Pistons’s backup Brandon Jennings could be the right fit to solve their point guard issues. Jennings is in the final year of a three-year $15 million contract. However, since Jennings is returning from an Achilles tear, there are high chances that the teams looking to acquire him would wait to see his performance in a few games, in order to access his trade value.
According to NJ, a straight exchange between Knicks’ Calderon and Pistons’s Jennings would not be possible. Hence, the Knicks could give up Calderon as well as Grant or a big man to the Pistons in exchange for Jennings. Based on the source, Kristaps Porzingis might not be the big man.
Calderon contributes an average of 7.6 points and 3.7 assists, while Grant gives an average of 5.5 points and 2.5 assists per game, reported YIBADA. The two point guards have to prove their effectiveness yet. The New York Knicks are not willing to struggle with them, and hence considers to acquire Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings. However, there is no guarantee that their point guard issues might be solved, even if the Knicks trade for Jennings.
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