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Video: Breaking down the trade of fan-favorite Bruce Brown

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Ku Khahil wrestles with why Troy Weaver made the move and whether it was a smart move in the long run

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Two days ago, Troy Weaver made his first legit move as general manager of the Detroit Pistons. It was one that came as a shock to many who watch the Pistons closely, and had a lot of people around the NBA scratching their heads.

The rebuilding Pistons agreed to trade 24-year-old, third-year player and fan favorite Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets for Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round draft pick. Musa was picked No. 29 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft and has spent the majority of his career in the G-League. He’s played 46 NBA games in two seasons, averaging 4.3 points per game, while shooting 37% from the field and 22% from deep.

Many expected the Pistons to be active this summer in reshaping the roster, but most did not see Brown being one of the players likely to change teams. After eventually becoming a starter on a playoff team thanks to tough-nosed defense in his rookie season, Brown saw vast improvements across the board last year in an increased role for Dwane Casey.

Entering his third season, many saw Brown as one of the few young players worth keeping the Pistons actually had on their roster—along with Sekou Doumbouya and Luke Kennard.

That obviously begs the question(s)—why did Weaver make this move? Was it a smart move to make? What does this say about Weaver’s plans this offseason?

We’ll answer those questions in this video! Comment down below if there’s any video’s you guys would like to see moving forward from the site!