Detroit Pistons trade for Jameer Nelson, James Ennis

Detroit Pistons trade for Jameer Nelson, James Ennis
Posted at 12:42 PM, Feb 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-08 23:06:01-05

The Detroit Pistons made moves ahead of the trade deadline, completing two trades with two teams ahead of the 3 p.m. Thursday deadline.

First, the Pistons traded center Willie Reed to the Chicago Bulls for point guard Jameer Nelson, and the teams swapped their second round picks in 2022.

Then, a little over an hour later, the Pistons traded Brice Johnson and a second round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for small forward James Ennis.

Ennis has appeared in 45 games for the Grizzlies this season, 14 of those he started. He is averaging 6.9 points per game, 1.1 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Nelson has come off the bench for the New Orleans Pelicans and was traded to the Bulls before being moved to the Pistons. It's expected Nelson will help tighten up Detroit's point guard rotation.