NBA Trade Rumors: Brandon Knight To Detroit Pistons, Stanley Johnson To Philadelphia 76ers, Nerlens Noel To Phoenix Suns [VIDEO]
There is no stopping of NBA trade rumors to make its way to the headlines. As the February trade deadline is nearing, many teams are now moving to make an upgrade on their respective rosters. Now, a rumored deal between the Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, and Phoenix Suns was just recently floated online with Brandon Knight, Nerlens Noel, and Stanley Johnson as trade pieces of the deal.
Knight have been mentioned to numerous trade deals for the past few months. He is linked to being traded to the Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs. But none of those trade deals have ever happened until to this time.
As for Noel, he has also been a familiar figure in the rumor mills since the offseason. His "silly" comment about the 76ers roster for having a 3 starting center in the lineup could be one of the reasons why the 76ers management have placed him on the trading block. Many believed that it is only a matter of time that Noel will be suiting up for another team this season.
And now, a proposed NBA trade deal is said to be in the works between the Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns that involves 3 players. Trade scenario is suggesting that the Pistons will move Stanley Johnson to the 76ers while the Sixers will send Nerlens Noel to the Suns. Meanwhile, Brandon Knight will head East to join the Pistons.
The trade gathers some comments online with other are saying that the deal is workable for all teams involved. The Pistons will benefit for having a combo guard in Knight who is very explosive on every given night. The tandem of Knight and Reggie Jackson could also be a dangerous duo in the East.
As for the 76ers, Johnson could be a perfect fit as a small forward for them aside from unloading one player on their crowded center spot. On the other hand, the Suns will have an added protection in middle, however, it will also cause them trouble as they already got Tyson Chandler and Alex Len. The only solution could be is to slide down Noel to PF spot.
However, one roadblock is preventing this trade deal from happening. The trade will not work under the NBA trade rules and salary cap policy as the Pistons don't have enough salary cap to absorb Knight's contract which means the league official will disapprove this trade as per checking with ESPN NBA Trade Machine.
Nevertheless, this NBA trade rumor suggesting a deal between the Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns have no confirmation yet and all three teams have never commented on this.