As the Detorit Pistons look to make multiple offseason changes, one move that I didn’t see coming with a trade in order to receive point guard Steve Blake. As Brandon Jennings continues to recover from his injury, the Pistons needed a backup to play behind Reggie Jackson this upcoming season.
The 35-year old was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in a trade in which the Pistons let go of forward Quincy Miller. When Pistons president Steve Van Gundy was asked about why exactly the organization made this choice, he replied with just three words; “It’s just insurance”.
The Pistons definatly made the right move here, as Blake is an inexpensive option with high-reward potential. Blake is only set to make $2.1 million this upcoming season, and will most likely retire soon after. Blake will be the fourth point guard on the roster for the organization, as he may be seen as a veteran leader coming off the bench. Blake has played in 812 career games, with 345 starts on 7 teams in the NBA.
As for Quincy Miller, the Brooklyn Nets are expected to waive the forward. After breaking his nose during a practice, Miller is unable to participate in any summer league games this year. With Miller as an absolute wildcard, any team could take a chance on the forward if they needed that type of depth.