Pistons, Jazz talked trade before deadline


Zach Lowe of Grantland:

"The Jazz weren’t proactive at the deadline, but they did engage some teams with offers and potential offers, including Toronto and Detroit,3 according to sources around the league."

"3. The Jazz were known to be interested in Brandon Knight ahead of the 2011 draft, but it’s unclear if the teams have discussed a Knight deal at even casual levels."

If the Jazz and Pistons discussed a Brandon Knight trade, I’d guess Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, both of whom have expiring contracts also came up. But both teams had so many expendable pieces, it’s fairly fruitless to speculate too deeply about could-have-been trades.