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WOJ: NETS TRADING DZANAN MUSA TO PISTONS FOR BRUCE BROWN, 2021 SECOND

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The Nets have traded Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round pick to the Pistons in exchange for combo guard Bruce Brown, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The second-round pick the Nets are trading is via Toronto.

Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports the Nets also provided the Pistons with unspecified cash considerations.

The Nets also receive a $494,000 trade exception in the process, John Hollinger of The Athletic reports.

Brown, a Miami product who was selected with the 42nd pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, is a 6’4” guard known for his defense. The 24-year-old guard has played in a total of 132 games, starting in 99, for the Pistons averaging 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 23.4 minutes per game.

Ironically, Brown made his NBA debut against the Nets in October 2018 posting two rebounds, and one assist in 19 minutes of play. He also had games of 22, his career high, and 17 vs. the Nets this season.

The Nets will save $400,000 in the exchange. Musa will make $2 million this season, Brown $1.6 million. His salary is currently non-guaranteed, but Bobby Marks reports that for the deal to go down, the Nets will have to guarantee it for the season.

Several NBA pundits praised the deal, an exchange of the 29th and 42nd picks in the 2018 Draft, among them Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer and Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Jonathan Givony of ESPN and Draft Express suggested that the move could also have implications for Wednesday’s NBA Draft...

In a video interview with the Pistons official site back in July, Brown spoke about the possibility of moving to the wing in 2020-21.

The Nets acquired the pick used in the trade from Toronto at the 2019 trade deadline, part of the Greg Monroe salary dump.

Brooklyn still has rights to two and possibly three second rounders next year. They hold rights to the Suns and Hawks picks and if the Pacers don’t make the playoffs, their pick as well. The team traded their own 2021 second-rounder in the Dwight Howard trade in July of 2018.

For the 21-year-old Musa, the trade is a new start after two disappointing seasons in Brooklyn. The 6’9” Bosnian never seemed to get his footing with the Nets and was often shuttled back and forth between Brooklyn and Long Island.

Musa provided NetsDaily with a statement on his time with Brooklyn...

Go to Detroit Bad Boys, our Pistons sister site on SB Nation, for the reaction in the Motor City.