Just days after Joe Dumars signed Chency Billups to mentor Brandon Knight, he traded point guard project to the Milwaukee Bucks for Brandon Jennings in a sign and trade deal that will net the restricted free agent $25 million over 3 years. Brandon Jennings was not happy in Milwaukee but had not received much interest on the free agent market. Jennings was in the process of considering a one-year tender from the Milwaukee Bucks before the sign and trade deal with the Pistons.
Acquiring Jennings wasn’t cheap. In addition to Knight, the Bucks also received big men Khris Middleton and Viacheslav Krastov all young players and with the exception of Knight, cheap players. Salary aside they all have upside and are really nice pieces for the Bucks to build around.
This trade raises another question. Where does Brandon Jennings fit into the line-up? Will he play the 2 or will be start at point guard. It is hard to imagine such a highly paid young point guard would be relegated to sixth man behind aging veteran Chancey Billups. Maurice Cheeks will have his work cut out for him finding enough minutes at point for Billups, Bynum and Jennings.