In what was yet another day without NBA hoops to entertain us “Basketball Junkies,” Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars, swooped in and stole Milwaukee Bucks star guard Brandon Jennings from Wisconsin in a multi-player deal. The trade sends Brandon Jennings to Detroit, in exchange for soon to be third year guard Brandon Knight, 2012 second round draft pick Khris Middleton, and big man Viacheslav Kravtsov.
Dumars and his staff clearly saw that the Pistons were not at a level to compete with the Eastern Conference elite, and decided to make one last blockbuster deal to end the summer right. Instead of being patient with the 21-year old guard Brandon Knight, Dumars decided to speed up the rebuilding process, and put the Pistons in the conversation as one of the top 5 teams in the East.
Now let’s breakdown three reasons why this deal with the Bucks came to fruition.