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

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Can Happiness Be Bought?

Can Happiness Be BoughtWe all have different reasons for working. Some work just to make ends meet, others do to meet family expectations, some work extra hard to have a leisurely life later on, while some just do it our of boredom. Regardless of the reason, many people are either discontented or unhappy with their lives. There are even some who are already filthy rich and yet still scramble to fill an invisible void in their heart. Could it be possible to buy happiness using your hard-earned money?

‘Treasured experience’

Well, it depends on your definition of happiness. There are those who think they can be happy with material possessions — clothes, shoes, cars, houses, and gadgets. There are those who define happiness as the state where they have enough to get by everyday. Then there are those who perceive happiness with happy experiences — weekend getaway with family, week-long vacation with a loved one, or a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline-rush activity with your most treasured friends.

Experiences. I think these things are the ones that have the closest grasp of what happiness really is. May it be a low-key family dinner or an over-the-top cruise, a treasured experience can bring more happiness and fond memories than the latest state-of-the-art smartphone or the most expensive pair of shoes that you can afford.

‘Transcend time and age’

When we define happiness with experiences instead of just material things, our memories become more meaningful and we become less superficial. Yes, stuff can make us happy — for a while, that is. But when the novelty of your new car wears off, you find yourself wanting another one. But when we dwell on the fond memories that we created with our loved ones — a romantic dinner, a cuddle-time with your dog, a trip to the playground with your kids, or an enjoyable beach escapade with friends — we find out that these memories are lasting. They transcend time and age. They create butterflies in your stomach. They make your heart flutter. They make you nostalgic. They make you more human.

So, can you really buy happiness? Yes, depending on what really makes you happy. So, be careful how you spend your money to buy happiness. Spend it on things that matter most.

What is happiness for you? Share your happiest experiences with us!

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