The Brooklyn Nets have started a trade with the Detroit Pistons. The New York franchise receives Guard Bruce Brown and in return sends Forward Dzanan Musa and a second round pick to Motor City.
This is what Adrian Wojnarowski reports from ESPN. The second round pick is therefore not that of the Brooklyn Nets, but one from Toronto. It is the first trade that the new regime around GM Troy Weaver will carry out in Detroit. Probably some more will follow as Detroit wants to start a rebuild and wants to accumulate assets for it.
The Nets get a guard in Brown who is considered a good defender and was often used as a playmaker for the Pistons during the past season. The 24-year-old was a second-round pick of the Pistons in 2018 and put on 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists in an average of 28.2 minutes last season. Brown started in 43 of the 56 games, hitting 34.4 percent from the triple line.
The Nets see Brown as an addition to the backcourt, possibly also because Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie may still be traded (for James Harden?).
So far, the nets have had no use for Musa. The Bosnian was drafted with the 29th pick in 2018 and played only a minimal role in the rotation. The 21-year-old has only played 49 NBA games so far, in which he played an average of 4.8 points and 2.2 rebounds