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The Detroit Pistons are reportedly amongst the teams looking to trade for New York Knicks veteran point guard Pablo Prigioni ahead of the deadline next month.
After Brandon Jennings suffered a ruptured Achilles on Saturday night, the Pistons are in need of another point guard with DJ Augustin their only real option at the position moving forward for the rest of the season.
Jennings leaves a huge hole in the back court for Detroit, and it appears as though Prigioni could be a potential target in order to help fill the gap.
“Hearing Pistons among teams to show exploratory interest in Knicks’ Pablo Prigioni and could revisit that in wake of losing Brandon Jennings,” ESPN’s Marc Stein tweeted.
Prigioni isn’t the most spectacular of replacements, but the veteran guard is averaging 9.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per 36 minutes this season.
As a result, it could prove to be a solid pick-up for the Pistons who will naturally want a short-term solution to their issue as they hope to make the playoffs this season.
Meanwhile, for Knicks team president Phil Jackson, it will be seen as an opportunity for the franchise to continue to shed salary to free up space for their push in free agency this summer.
The Knicks have also traded away JR Smith and Iman Shumpert while waiving Samuel Dalembert already this month, and it is well speculated that they are not finished with their moves yet with the trade deadline approaching on February 19.