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Pistons acquire veteran guard Jameer Nelson

Pistons acquire veteran guard Jameer Nelson”

Reed is now serving a six-game suspension without pay for a domestic violence incident that involved his wife.

The Pistons have been looking for an answer at point guard since Jackson's injury, shuffling Ish Smith in-and-out of the starting spot in hopes to find the right fit. In return the Bulls got center Willie Reed and the rights to swap second round picks in 2022.

According to the NBC Sports Chicago's Vincent Goodwill, the Bulls will immediately waive Reed.

Willie Reed's last team (Los Angeles Clippers) traded him along with Blake Griffin to the Pistons [VIDEO]. Since the deal was announced, the Pistons have turned an eight-game losing streak into a five-game winning streak and jumped back in the playoff picture.

Nelson, who turns 36 on Friday, averaged 5.1 points a game with New Orleans this season before being traded to Chicago last week.

How far can Blake Griffin take the surging Pistons?

Nelson, 35, spent his first 10 seasons with the Orlando Magic, where he played for Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy.

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Ennis, a second-round pick of the Heat in 2013, averaged 6.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 45 games for Memphis this season, his third with the team.

Nelson, 6-0, 190, has averaged 11.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 28.0 minutes in 871 career National Basketball Association games with Orlando, Dallas, Boston, Denver and New Orleans.

Ennis is averaging almost seven points and three and a half rebounds per contest with the Grizzlies.

The Bulls acquired Nelson from the New Orleans Pelicans in the Nikola Mirotic trade strictly as salary ballast, and he nearly certainly would have been waived had Chicago not found a taker before the deadline.

Ennis, 27, is in his fourth National Basketball Association season, averaging 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in his career.

Make no mistake, the Pistons are going for it.



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