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DETROIT, February 9, 2021 ~ The Detroit Pistons announced acquisition of guard Dennis Smith Jr. and a future second-round pick from the New York Knicks in exchange for guard Derrick Rose.
Smith Jr. was the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. In 159 career games, the 23-year-old has averaged 12.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.1 steals through his time with both Dallas and New York. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2017-18, and was also selected to play in the 2018 Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend.
“We welcome Dennis Smith Jr. to the Pistons family. Adding another young player who was a high draft pick alongside a draft asset advances our goals in building for the future,” said Detroit Pistons General Manager Troy Weaver. “We thank Derrick Rose for his contributions on and off the court during his time as a Piston, and wish him and his family well as they move forward.”