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ESPN: Pistons have reached out to the Nets about trading for Joe Johnson

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Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN, the Detroit Pistons have reached out to the Brooklyn Nets about a possible trade involving Joe Johnson. There have been rumors swirling about the Nets willingness to move on any of the "big three," which includes Johnson, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez.

However, nothing is imminent and one source tells NetsDaily it's nothing, period.

Johnson is scheduled to make just under $25 million next season.  Chris Mannix says there is a rationale for the Pistons.

However, a league source familiar with the Nets thinking called the Johnson-to-Pistons story "nothing."

The Detroit Pistons are currently two games behind the Miami Heat for 8th in the East and one game behind the Brooklyn Nets, who are currently 9th.

Meanwhile, over at the Detroit Bad Boys bog -- the SB Nation Pistons blog -- they don't seem to excited about this rumor.

  • Detroit Pistons inquire about Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson - Ohm Youngmisuk & Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
  • Report: Nets, Pistons talking Joe Johnson trade? - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game