Pistons listening to offers for Johnson

Pistons forward Stanley Johnson is averaging 7.3 points this season.

With the Detroit Pistons looking for help via trade, the name of forward Stanley Johnson has perhaps been mentioned most, according to a report from ESPN.

Also, long before the ESPN report, the Detroit Free Press reported that rookie guard Luke Kennard is drawing strong interest from opposing teams — but it is not yet known if the Pistons are willing to move their most recent lottery pick.

As for Johnson, opposing teams “have come away with the impression” he is quite available, according to ESPN.

One league source told Amico Hoops the New York Knicks are one of the teams talking trade with Detroit.

Johnson, 21, is 6-foot-7 and was the eighth overall pick in the 2015 draft. He has had his ups and downs, and is averaging a steady 7.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 32 games this season. But as ESPN noted, opposing teams value Johnson’s potential as a wing defender.

Pistons president/coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters the team is indeed exploring trades to “fill some holes,” citing the injuries to guard Reggie Jackson and forward Jon Leuer.

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 8.

2 Comments on "Pistons listening to offers for Johnson"

  1. I would trade IT for him. Mr Amico is it time for u to ask what we think Cavs should do? Fav trade for me is Lue for David Fizdale. My sisters husbands younger sisters friends aunt thought she might have seen Fizdale at the Cleveland airport.

    • Haha! That’s a great source. I’ll run with it! 🙂 But I’m with you … I love Fizdale. (And more importantly, so does LeBron.) Thanks for reading! – Sam

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