The Detroit Pistons released the full details of a flurry of moves that were aggregated into one three-team trade between Detroit, the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers.
The deal involves seven players, four second-round draft picks, draft consideration and cash, the team announced.
Let’s break it all down starting with the players. Detroit is sending Bruce Brown to Brooklyn, and Luke Kennard and Justin Patton to the Clippers. Detroit is receiving Dzanan Musa, Rodney McGruder, Jaylen Hands and the rights to No. 19 overall pick Saddiq Bey.
Detroit is also sending out four second-round picks. There is no indication from the team where those picks are coming from but is yet more evidence that no team undervalues second-round picks like the Pistons.
Luckily, Real GM keeps track of the long and winding road of second-round pick transactions for each team. The left side of this image shows all the Pistons’ second-round picks it owns (prior to this deal) and the right side shows all the picks they had already traded.
If I’m understanding correctly, that means the Pistons own zero second-round picks through 2023.
The release from the Pistons also mentions “draft consideration” from the Nets headed Detroit’s way, and I have no idea what that is. The Pistons also received cash consideration from the Clippers — more money in the pot to eventually buy out Trevor Ariza one presumes.
The involvement of four second-round picks, Justin Patton and receiving Jaylen Hands were unknown at the time the three separate deals emerged.
Hands is an undersized, athletic point guard who has spent time in the G League after being selected late in the second round by the Nets in 2019. He averaged 11.3 points, 3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 22.6 minutes per game.