Jennings Headed to Motown, Blair to Dallas and Miller is Going Back to Memphis

Brandon Jennings.

Brandon Jennings.

Brandon Jennings has finally found a new home.  The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a sign-and-trade that will send Brandon Knight, Kris Middleton and Slava Kravstov to the Milwaukee Bucks in return for the disgruntled Jennings, who gets a 3-years, 24 million dollar deal.  Jennings was having a hard time obtaining offers, likely due to is low assists-per-game average and FG%, couple with his less-than-stellar defence, but Knight wasn’t looking like a great option at the point for the Pistons who made some major upgrades to their roster.  Jennings’ assist average may have been a little lower due to the fact that he had to split ball-handling duties with Monta Ellis.  In Detroit, though, he will be the primary ball handler when on the court, and with Maurice Cheeks and Chauncey Billups serving as mentor to the young point guard, he may be able to improving his play-making abilities. 

DeJuan Blair

DeJuan Blair

In other news power forward/center DeJuan Blair seems to have reached terms to an agreement with the Dallas Mavericks.  The San Antonio Spurs, Blair’s team since his rookie campaign, seem to have made little if any attempts to keep the forward.  Blair fell out of Greg Popovich’s rotation late last season and was rumoured to have been on the trading block while he played sparing minutes, posting career lows in most statistical categories.  The Mavericks are likely hoping that Blair can provide some depth to their front court which is likely going to struggle to keep up with even the lottery teams in the West. 

Mike Miller

Mike Miller

The Memphis Grizzlies have also made a signing, bringing back small forward Mike Miller who had recently been amnestied by the Miami Heat.  Miller, fresh off of three consecutive appearances in the NBA finals, will provide some depth for the Grizzlies whilst also helping to spread the floor with his 3-point shooting.  This will be Miller’s second stint with the team who after passing on Miller in the 2000 draft, later traded for him during his sophomore campaign.  Now 32 years old, and having suffered some injuries over the past couple of seasons, it is unclear as to how large a role Mille will play,  but his 3-poitn shooting remains among the best in the league. 

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