Update — The deal is a three-way trade involving the New York Knicks, who acquired Duren and traded him along with PG Kemba Walker to the Pistons, per reports. Here are some details of the deal via Woj. The Hornets get a first-round pick in 2025 as part of the deal.
The Pistons are sending the Hornets the 2025 first-round pick via Milwaukee in the Duren trade, sources tell ESPN. Detroit got that pick from Portland in the Jerami Grant deal yesterday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2022
The Pistons have been the early winners of the draft, dealing a first-round pick to Charlotte and taking on Kemba Walker’s contract in order to land Duren. With Ivey, Duren, Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey, the Pistons have a very promising core for coach Dwane Casey to work with in 2022-23. Detroit Basketball is almost back.
This is purely a move by New York to get out of Walker’s contract ahead of free agency, where one main target is Jalen Brunson. The Hornets pick up a future first-round pick while the team already was selecting at No. 15, where the team went with Duke C Mark Williams.
The Detroit Pistons are acquiring Memphis C Jalen Duren from the Charlotte Hornets in a trade during the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday night, per reports. Duren was selected with the No. 13 pick in the draft by Charlotte. The Pistons already selected Purdue G Jaden Ivey earlier in the night with the No. 5 pick.