Updated 04:02 PM EDT, Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Detroit Pistons Acquire Steve Blake From Brooklyn Nets in Exchange for Quincy Miller

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In a move to secure a fourth point guard, the Detroit Pistons acquired veteran Steve Blake from the Brooklyn Nets who, in return, got Quincy Miller.

This was confirmed by the Pistons on Monday, as reported by MLive. Blake's acquisition is said to "fit the Pistons' $2.8 million room exception for cap purposes since the deal was finalized before Reggie Jackson signs his five-year, $80 million contract."

The same report said the veteran point guard is set to make $2.1 million for this season, which is also his last year of contract with the Nets.

The move will also reportedly give the Pistons a "veteran insurance" just in case Brandon Jennings will not be able to make it to the team for the season after suffering a torn Achilles last January.

According to the Detroit Free Press, acquiring Blake raises questions about Jennings participating next season.

"Just insurance. We're very hopeful that Brandon will play at a high level. And can develop Spencer, but not have pressure on him," explained Pistons president Stan Van Gundy.

The 35-year-old Blake is reportedly on his 13th season in the NBA with the Pistons being his eighth team. According to MLive, he previously played for the Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors.

"He has played 812 regular-season and 49 playoff games. He was a star collegian at the University of Maryland, which he led to a 2002 NCAA championship," added Detroit Free Press.

His average per game is at 6.7 points, 4.0 assists, and 1.4 turnovers. The point guard was previously traded to the Nets during draft day in exchange for Mason Plumlee, who was sent to Portland for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

His departure leaves the Nets with only Jarrett Jack and Shane Larkin to depend on.

When he plays for the Pistons, Blake is expected to help Reggie Jackson win points for the team.

SB Nation said Jackson has also agreed to an $80-million deal with the Pistons this summer.

Miller, on the other hand, is said to be on a non-guaranteed contract with the Pistons amounting to $981,000, and this already allows him to be released this coming July 15 for only $50,000.

The Detroit Free Press adds that Miller only played for a few games after he suffered a broken nose, which forced him to miss games with the Pistons and not being able to prove his worth on the team.

MLive said that the Nets are also likely to release Miller before the year ends.

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