NBA Trade Rumors: Tobias Harris In Detroit Pistons For Brandon Jennings, Ersan Ilyasova
The Detroit Pistons have acquired Tobias Harris from Orlando Magic for Brandon Jennings and Ersan Illiyasova, according to sources.Advertisement
Harris is still in the first season of the four-year, $64 million contract signed this summer. Veteran guard Brandon Jennings was in the trade block for a long time and is making $8.3 million in the final year of his deal with the Pistons, as reported by Real GM.
For Turkish power forward Ilyasova, Magic will have an $8.3 million player option for the 2016-17 season.
According to a tweet from ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Magic has traded off Tobias Harris to the Pistons for Jennings and Ilyasova.
Orlando signed Harris last off-season after he posted 17.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting a career-best 46.6 percent from the field and 36 percent from long-range. Such a trade is weird from Orlando’s side, both from finance and gaming perspectives, according to Forbes.
Detroit are strange traders as well, since they got rid of $16.7 million and only had $67.3 million in active contracts before this trade. Harris may become Piston’s trump card for the remaining season, but GM Jeff Bower made a multi-year deal on him, hinting that it won’t be a salary dump for them.