Bulls Trade Jameer Nelson To Pistons For Willie Reed

Jessica Allison
February 9, 2018

The Detroit Pistons have added some backcourt depth, acquiring point guard Jameer Nelson from the Chicago Bulls for reserve center Willie Reed, prior to today's National Basketball Association trade deadline, according to Yahoo!

The Detroit Pistons started Trade Deadline Day off with a bang.

Yahoo reports that the teams also swapped their second-round picks in 2022. Chicago immediately waived Reed.

Chicago acquired Nelson on February 1 in the trade that sent Nikola Mirotic to the New Orleans Pelicans. He hasn't played since.

Blake Griffin is now the last man standing that came over in the trade with Los Angeles Clippers. Reed, who's one-game into a six-game suspension for domestic violence, probably won't either. Since the deal was announced, the Pistons have turned an eight-game losing streak into a five-game winning streak and jumped back in the playoff picture. This time picking up a veteran point guard to help fill the absence of Reggie Jackson.

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However, it is a bit puzzling as to why Van Gundy would make a deal for 36-year old Jameer Nelson without sending out one of the point guards now on the roster. With the Pistons sending out Boban Marjanovic in the Blake Griffin has been the de facto backup center with originally Reed slated to spell some minutes from him going forward, but now Griffin will need to take on the majority of the workload. He is averaging 3.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Johnson, 23, a 2016 first-round pick by the Clippers, was averaging 1.8 points this season for the Pistons.

Ennis has been a solid rotation player for the Grizzlies the past two seasons after they plucked him out of the G League, then lost him to the Pelicans and re-signed him.

The Detroit Pistons just keep making moves.

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