Pelicans trade Nikola Mirotic to Bucks

Detroit Pistons agree to trade Stanley Johnson to Milwaukee Bucks for Thon Maker

NBA trades | Thon Maker, Milwaukee Bucks to Detroit Pistons for Stanley Johnson

According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN, Nikola Mirotic, who had been rumored to be available in a trade, is on his way out of town.

According to Wojnarowski, the Pistons are also involved in the trade but their return is not immediately clear.

The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons have reportedly agreed on a trade that will send 7'1 center Thon Maker to Detroit in exchange for wing Stanley Johnson.

Thon Maker hasn't lived up to expectation as a member of the Bucks, but the Pistons hope a change of scenery may invigorate him.

The Bucks who now hold the best record in the National Basketball Association, have struggled to find minutes for the 21-year-old Maker.

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Through 48 games played with the Pistons this year, a lot of them coming off the bench, Johnson has averaged 7.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 38 per cent from the field.

In 35 games (no starts) this season with Milwaukee, Maker, 21, averaged 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds while playing just 11 minutes per night. Johnson was the eighth overall pick in the 2015 draft. Even as they try to make a push toward a playoff spot, the Pistons should give themselves a solid a look at Maker before he can sign a rookie contract extension this offseason.

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo told ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth that he talked to Maker after news of the trade surfaced.

Mirotic could help bolster a Bucks second unit, as well as potential helping the starting unit.

Johnson is joining the league's best defensive team, and in the Bucks' fast-paced offence he may be able to impact the game with his slashing ability.

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