The Pistons have officially acquired guard/forward Joe Harris in a trade with the Nets, the team announced in a press release.
Detroit is also receiving draft compensation from Brooklyn for cash considerations.
More specifically, the Nets will send their 2027 second-round pick (via the Mavericks) and a 2029 second-round pick (via the Bucks) to the Pistons, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Harris is on an expiring $19.9 million contract, so the move offers the Nets some cap relief. Even after unloading Harris, Brooklyn still have a glut of wing players.
Meanwhile, the Pistons are adding some deft perimeter shooting, with Harris having connected on at least 42 percent on 3-pointers in each of the past six seasons. Last season, he averaged 7.6 points in 74 games, one season removed from major foot surgery.
Harris, 31, spent his first two seasons (2014-16) with the Cavaliers, who selected him with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
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