DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 1: James Ennis III #8 of the Memphis Grizzlies drives the ball to the basket as Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons defends during the first quarter of the game at Little Caesars Arena on February 1, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
(WXYZ) - 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.
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