Bulls send Jameer Nelson to Pistons

Bulls send Jameer Nelson to Pistons

The Detroit Pistons may not have added any big names on Thursday (they already did that last week by trading for Blake Griffin), but they were active before the trade deadline. Nelson, a veteran in his 13th year in the league, should prove capable of running an offense and generate the desired chemistry coach Stan Van Gundy has been looking for. James Ennis, who was also acquired by the Pistons, will not be available after getting stuck in bad weather today. The Chicago Bulls have sent Jameer Nelson to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Willie Reed, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.

That appears to be Reed's fate, with David Aldridge of Turner Sports reporting the Bulls won't keep him.

Nelson started the season with the Denver Nuggets, but was soon cut after a one-on-one battle between Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay for the starting point guard spot. Chicago also has the right to flip second-round picks in the 2022 NBA Draft. Reed, who's one-game into a six-game suspension for domestic violence, probably won't either.

Report: Bulls Trade Jameer Nelson to Pistons for Willie Reed
Detroit Pistons acquire Jameer Nelson for Willie Reed

The Pistons are adding point guard depth as they wait for starter Reggie Jackson to return from injury. In 43 games this season, Nelson was averaging 5.1 points per game and 3.6 assists per game. That much was clear the moment they traded for Blake Griffin on January 29 and embarked on their current five-game win streak.

Drummond added A late addition for the NBA All-Star Game, Pistons centre Andre Drummond will now take part in the Skills Challenge, which will be held on February 17th.

What did the Pistons get from this trade? So far this season Ennis is shooting a respectable 35.7 percent from long range, a bit below his career rate of 36.9 percent.

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