Months after signing a four-year, $64 million extension with the Orlando Magic, Tobias Harris is heading to Motown.
Harris was traded to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday in exchange for two players with expiring contracts – point guard Brandon Jennings and forward Ersan Ilyasova.
With the NBA trade deadline just two days away, the Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat made a reported three-team deal.
The Grizzlies sent swingman Courtney Lee to the Hornets in exchange for P.J. Hairston and also obtained Chris Andersen from the Miami Heat for Hornets guard Brian Roberts. Additionally, the Grizzlies receive four second-round draft picks, including two from the Hornets in 2018 and 2019, and two from the Heat.
Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will have shoulder surgery and miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season after recently suffering a second labrum injury.
Kidd-Gilchrist hurt the shoulder again on February 10 in a win over the Indiana Pacers after recovering from a labrum tear during preseason to return to the court.
In other news, Atlanta Hawks reserve centre Tiago Splitter opted for hip surgery that will force him to miss the remainder of the season, the team announced.
The Hawks said a date for surgery is yet to be determined. Splitter decided to pursue the surgery after getting a second opinion on treatment options.
The Phoenix Suns called up guard Jordan McRae, who scored an NBA Development League record 61 points last month, from Bakersfield.
McRae was a starter in the D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in Toronto. He had seven points and five assists in the East’s 128-124 victory.