Pistons sign Buycks to multiyear deal

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

Whether Johnson's name was mentioned to the Magic in a deal for Fournier is unknown, but this is what is known is that the deal would be hard to make without including the contract of Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson who is out for at least another month due to a severe ankle sprain.

So, which Pistons might be available via trade?

According to ESPN.com's Ian Begley, "opposing teams have come away with the impression that Johnson is available for the right return".

Looking at the betting trends, the Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points and 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on two days' rest.

The team did not announce terms of the deal Friday. was previously signed by the Pistons as a two-way player. The report said it was unclear whether the Magic would be interested in Johnson in a potential swap.

The Bulls were one of the surprise teams of the league for a little while there, but they've really cooled off lately and you could probably say the same thing about the Pistons. Several teams were interested in Kennard leading into the 2017 draft. For his career, he has averaged 5.9 points in 28 National Basketball Association games for the Raptors, Lakers and Pistons.

As with any trade discussion at this point in the calendar, it's worth noting that there's a wide gap between teams having conversations about a player and executing a trade.

The Pistons are tied for second place in the Central Division with the Milwaukee Bucks at 22-18 on the season.

Something else to keep an eye on in Detroit?

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