Pistons Trade Quincy Miller To Nets For Steve Blake

Pistons Trade Quincy Miller To Nets For Steve Blake
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The Detroit Pistons will be heading to 2015-16 season with four point guards. With Brandon Jennings still recuperating from a ruptured left achilles and Spencer Dinwiddie not living up to expectations during the summer league, the Detroit Pistons needed a cover for point guard Reggie Jackson.


And veteran Steve Blake is the perfect choice, according the team management.

The Pistons roped in 35-year-old Blake from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange of forward Quincy Miller, the team announced on Monday evening.

Pistons president Stan Van Gundy cited Blake’s inclusion as an expensive insurance policy, though the move has obviously raised questions about Jennings and Dinwiddie.

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“Just insurance,” Van Gundy told the Free Press through a text message. “We’re very hopeful that Brandon will play at a high level. And can develop Spencer, but not have pressure on him.”

Blake has signed a contract worth $2.1 million for one season as the fourth point guard in Pistons’ roster. He has appeared in 812 career games (345 starts) in 12 seasons with seven teams.

Jennings has yet to start running but is expected to do so next month, as his rehabilitation process is ongoing after the 25-year-old picked up the injury last January.

Dinwiddie, 22, averaged more than four turnovers in five games during the Orlando Summer League last week.

Miller, also 22, played 10 games last season for Sacramento and Detroit. The Pistons signed him in March, and after breaking his nose, the forward wasn’t expected to play much this season.