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2015 NBA Free Agency: Pistons trade for Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock, Danny Granger

Pistons get creative after striking out in free agency, trade picks to help Suns clear cap space.

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The Detroit Pistons have traded a 2020 second-round pick to the Phoenix Suns for small forwards Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!

The Pistons had enough salary cap space to absorb the contracts from the Suns without sending back players.

Detroit was forced to explore alternative means to fill a big vacancy at small forward after missing out on unrestricted free agents DeMarre Carroll and Danny Green. Morris will help fill that gap and Granger can serve as well, though he'd likely slot in behind rookie Stanley Johnson.

The move is a cap-clearing measure for the Suns, who are making an all-out push to bring free agent LaMarcus Aldridge aboard alongside Tyson Chandler, Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe.

Morris is a respectable 3-point shooter (36 percent career) and shot a career high 313 attempts last season. He averaged 10.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.2 minutes per game last season with the Suns.

Granger and Bullock are essentially throw-ins.

We'll have more as this story develops.