The Detroit Pistons have acquired forward Tobias Harris from the Orlando Magic for point guard Brandon Jennings and forward Ersan Ilyasova.
Harris, 23, has averaged 13.7 points per game this season. He’s averaged 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as well. He was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks but was dealt to the Magic in the 2012-13 season. Ever since then, his game has improved greatly, especially in the time he spent with the Magic in 2012-13, when he put up 17.9 PPG, 8.5 RPG, and 2.1 APG.
Jennings was traded from the Bucks to the Pistons in the 2013-14 offseason. He put up great numbers with the Bucks, especially in 2011-12 season when he put up 19.1 PPG. Jennings became expendable after the Pistons acquired Reggie Jackson at last year’s trade deadline. Jennings is currently averaging 6.8 PPG, 2.0 RPG, and 3.0 APG.
Ilyasova was acquired from the Bucks (is everyone playing for Milwaukee now?) by the Pistons last offseason. Ilyasova hasn’t averaged more than 13.2 PPG in his career, but has been consistent. He’s averaged at least 9.0 PPG in his each of his last six seasons and currently averaging 11.3 PPG this season.
This move is great if your a Pistons fan. They traded two expiring contracts for Harris, who’s a young player and has four years of control. The move doesn’t make much sense for the Magic unless they have another move up their sleeve.
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