Pistons Acquire Brandon Jennings In Sign-And-Trade

Pistons Acquire Brandon Jennings In Sign-And-TradeWe’ve heard the talk that Brandon Jennings was unhappy with the Milwaukee Bucks and wouldn’t commit to the team for the long term. Now we can change the conversation, as the guard has been moved to the Detroit Pistons in a sign-and-trade.

‘Part of the package’

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski has the details of the move:

“The Pistons will send Brandon Knight to the Bucks as part of the package for Jennings, league sources tell Y! Sports.”

“Detroit will also send center Slava Kravtsov and forward Khris Middleton to Bucks as part of sign-and-trade for Jennings, sources tell Y!”

“The sign-and-trade for Jennings to the Pistons will be a three-year, $24 million deal, sources tell Y! Sports.”

‘He was unhappy’

Jennings’ departure isn’t all that surprising, as there were rumors he was unhappy during the 2012-13 season.  Well, maybe it was true after all.

In return for Jennings, the Bucks will be getting the 21-year-old Kentucky product Knight, who was the eighth overall pick in the 2011 pick.  He averaged 13.3 points, 4.0 assists and 3.3 rebounds last year, but gained infamy for being on the wrong end of a nasty alley-oop slam from DeAndre Jordan.

Is the sign-and-trade with the Pistons a wise move for Brandon Jennings? Feel free to discuss your thoughts with us!

Source: Timothy Rapp | Bleacher Report

Image: The League News

OKC Shirts Mocking Seattle Pulled After Death Threats

Apparent death threats were sent the way of Warpaint Clothing, the company that humorlessly put the Lakers and Thunder duds together in a shirt — utilizing the former Seattle SuperSonics logo along the way. As a result, Warpaint has decided to stop selling the shirts because of death threats sent its way in reaction.

Warpaint, through its Twitter feed, didn’t exactly acquit itself well in attempting to defend the shirts it decided to print. From KIRO TV:

A few hours later, the company seemed to take a more conciliatory tone: “So much hate in the world. No disrespect meant. We appreciate where our team came from actually. Put your energy into something positive.”

And later: “We r (sic) saying thank you for such a great organization. We truly appreciate and respect the city of sea (sic).”

Finally, the company said it was dropping the shirt from its website: “After receiving death threats we have decided to take the shirt down offline. Sorry if we offended you Seattle.”

The shrugged shoulder approach doesn’t work, here.

This doesn’t fall directly in line with Miami Heat fans snarkily “thanking” Detroit Pistons backers for giving them the chance to draft Dwyane Wade, or your grandfather “thanking” his brother-in-law from Chicago because his Cubs sent Lou Brock down to St. Louis. This was an entire team that left town, and four years removed, the former Seattle SuperSonics have gone from amongst the worst in the West to a championship contender. This hurts an entire community on a far greater level than your typical, “sporting” taunt.

Death threats? Pretty stupid, Some Dudes From Seattle. This T-shirt? Pretty awful, Some Dudes From Oklahoma City. This can be the end of this particular strain of tactlessness, right? Share your comments with us!

Source: Yahoo News

Image: My Northwest