Detroit Pistons trade Jalen Duren with the 13th pick in the NBA draft


Troy Weaver is back.

The Detroit The Pistons general manager agreed to a second trade in as many days, acquiring Memphis center Jalen Duren with the 13th pick of the Charlotte Hornets in a three-way deal with the New York Knicks, confirmed the Free Press. The Pistons also face Kemba Walker, who has one year and $9.2 million left on his contract and sends a 2025 first-round pick acquired a day earlier.

In Wednesday’s trade with Portland, the Pistons traded Jerami Grant for a 2025 first-round pick from Milwaukee, two future second-round picks and a trade of second-round picks in Thursday’s draft.

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Memphis center Jalen Duren dunks against Gonzaga during the second round of the NCAA Tournament March 19 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.

Walker, 32, has fallen in recent seasons. He played and started 37 games for the Knicks last season, averaging 11.6 points, 3.5 assists and three rebounds and shooting 40.3% overall and 36.7% on 5.4 attempts at 3 points per game.

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About an hour earlier, the Pistons selected Purdue guard Jaden Ivey with the fifth pick in the draft.

Duren is the Pistons’ sixth first-round pick under general manager Troy Weaver, joining Ivey, Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Isaiah Stewart and Saddiq Bey.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Pistons Trade Jalen Duren With 13th NBA Draft Pick


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