The Pistons made one of the biggest moves before Thursday’s trade deadline in acquiring Blake Griffin.
They’re not done.
The Pistons completed a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies to add small forward James Ennis for forward Brice Johnson, whom they acquired in last week’s deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, a league source confirmed to The Detroit News.
The Pistons earlier Thursday agreed to a deal to bring veteran point guard Jameer Nelson from the Chicago Bulls for Willie Reed, who also was in the Clippers trade. The trade deadline is at 3 p.m. today.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the Pistons’ deal for Ennis.
Ennis, 27, is 6-foot-7, 210 pounds, and is a good outside shooter, posting 6.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and shoots 49 percent from the field, including 36 percent on 3-pointers in 45 games with the Grizzlies this season.
He’s in his fourth season and had his best year in 2015-16, when he averaged 15.9 points and shot 48 percent beyond the arc in nine games with the New Orleans Pelicans. He started with the Miami Heat and was traded to the Grizzlies with Mario Chalmers for Jarnell Stokes and Beno Udrih.
Ennis signed a 10-day contract with the Pelicans in March 2016 and signed a full deal the next month. Ennis’ contract for this year is $3 million. He was the 50th overall pick in the 2013 draft, after playing at Long Beach State.