The New York Knicks offseason is finally kicking into gear with countless rumours about the draft, free agents and possible trades.
According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the Detroit Pistons are interested in acquiring Knicks’ two-year guard, Tim Hardaway Jr.
The Pistons are undergoing a rebuild and are looking to go as young as possible, a la Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. As you may or may not know, Tim Hardaway Sr. is on Detroit’s coaching and it is unclear if that has anything to do with the rumours.
On the Pistons end, they have reportedly placed Brandon Jennings, who has one year remaining left on his contract and is recovering from an Achilles injury, on the trading block. Keep in mind, Detroit also have Reggie Jackson who is a restricted free agent this summer.
After a sub-par first season in the Motor City, Jennings did a complete 180 after Josh Smith was waived, posting 15.5 points per game, 7.6 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per game and his shooting percentages also went up.
After a stellar rookie year, Hardaway Jr was disappointing in the eyes of many this past season. The Michigan product didn’t make the leap that was expected. He scored 1.3 points per game more this past year but his shooting percentage took a 5% dip and his shot selection was questionable.