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NBA 5-on-5: Pistons preview
To an already intriguing pairing of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, Joe Dumars added another more established duo: Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings. But is their fit in Motor City good enough to give the Detroit Pistons an A-grade for their offseason? What is the biggest question facing this win-soon team? The NBA 5-on-5 guys had their say, and now it's time for SportsNation to weigh in.
Pistons acquire Brandon Jennings
Stuck in the lottery the past four years, it seems the Detroit Pistons got tired of waiting. They grabbed free agent Josh Smith earlier this month, and on Tuesday, they agreed to acquire Brandon Jennings from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Brandon Knight, forward Khris Middleton and center Viacheslav Kravtsov. Does this push the Pistons into playoff contention? And what of their long-term future?
DeAndre Jordan redefined "Lob City" Sunday night with an incredible throwdown on the Pistons' Brandon Knight. Jordan entered the night with 135 dunks, the third-most in the NBA, but none were quite as impressive as this one. Even Jordan's fellow NBA players were impressed, taking to Twitter to react to the dunk heard 'round the league.
Deandre ......... Jordan.— Derrick Williams (@RealDwill7) March 11, 2013
DeAndre Jordan!!!! Dayyyuummmm!! Dunk of the year #littletikeshoop— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 11, 2013
Why jump B. Knight?!— Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes) March 11, 2013
Why did he jump?????— Shelvin Mack (@ShelvinMack) March 11, 2013
Damn somebody just got baptized...dunk of the year.— Quincy Miller (@qmillertime) March 11, 2013
Brandon Knight #NoBro— Brandon Rush (@BRush_4) March 11, 2013
@deandrejordan od'd on Brandon knight =3!!!!!!!— tyshawn taylor (@tyshawntaylor) March 11, 2013
Best dunk of the year!!!!!!! Wow— DJ White (@dj_white3) March 11, 2013
The Grizzlies, who've been looking to shed payroll without damaging their postseason chances too much, are on the verge of completing a trade that would send Rudy Gay to Toronto, Jose Calderon to Detroit and multiple pieces to Memphis, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Fans were mixed on who got the best of the trade, and whether the 26-year-old Gay was worth the contract that pays him $16.5 million this season.