Detroit Pistons acquire Jameer Nelson from Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls trade Jameer Nelson to the Detroit Pistons

After the Blake Griffin trade thinned out the Pistons' wing rotation, Galloway is more important there, so there was some need for a steadier hand at the point.

Nelson played for Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy when they were both with the Orlando Magic. James Ennis, who was also acquired by the Pistons, will not be available after getting stuck in bad weather today.

Nelson was moved to Chicago in the deal that sent Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans on February 2.

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! He played in Chicago for just a week and is already on the move, again, to the #Detroit Pistons in exchange for big man Willie Reed.

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After Nelson was waived by the Nuggets in October, he signed a one-year deal with the Pelicans. Wherever Reed lands, he won't be available to play until February 25 thanks to a six-game suspension due to an offseason domestic violence incident. The Pistons have been short at guard since Reggie Jackson was sidelined with an ankle injury on December 26th.

The teams will also be swapping second-round picks in 2022.

Jameer Nelson slides in as the primary backup to Ish Smith. The 6'7 27-year-old will likely back up Stanley Johnson at the three and provide some positional versatility along with Johnson, Reggie Bullock and Luke Kennard. The former Saint Louis University product averaged 5.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.66 blocks and 14.5 minutes in 71 games with the Miami HEAT last season while shooting 56.8 percent from the field. The Pistons have effectively made Griffin their backup center since the trade, using him and Anthony Tolliver together when Andre Drummond is on the bench.

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