In another salary-dumping move between the Knicks and the Pistons, New York is sending veteran guard Alec Burks and defensive center Nerlens Noel, along with two second-round picks and $6 million in cash to Detroit, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
The Pistons are reportedly excited to utilize the two veterans next season. Detroit is lacking veterans with their recent youth movement and could certainly use some more seasoned presences in the locker room.
Both vets were key cogs of the Knicks’ playoff run in 2021. Last season, Burks averaged 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.0 assists while shooting 40 percent from deep. Noel played the role of a key defensive stopper with New York averaging 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks off the bench.
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