Pistons add Avery Bradley, subtract Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Title: Pistons add Avery Bradley, subtract Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Date: July 7, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Detroit, I looked at the Pistons opting to acquire Avery Bradley in a trade rather than pay Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in restricted free agency.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s time in Detroit has come to an end. After drafting Luke Kennard and signing Langston Galloway to a fine but flexibility-killing deal over the past few weeks, the Pistons made yet another move at the guard position on Friday that ultimately sealed the fate of the once-restricted free agent.

With the Boston Celtics needing to unload salary to fit Gordon Hayward on a maximum contract, the Pistons swooped in to land talented two-way guard Avery Bradley (along with a second-round pick) in exchange for combo-forward Marcus Morris. The trade was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski and Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

About an hour later, Wojnarowski reported that the Pistons have renounced their rights to Caldwell-Pope. That makes Caldwell-Pope an unrestricted free agent and more or less assures he’ll play elsewhere next season.


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