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Detroit’s Plumlee experience actually went surprisingly well, though. The Pistons still stunk despite adding the center on the wrong side of 30, landing the No. 1 pick in the draft. And Plumlee actually produced reasonably well.
So, it will require the Pistons only trading down 20 spots in the second round to dump Plumlee onto the Hornets in a trade.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Detroit is finalizing a trade to send C Mason Plumlee and the No. 37 pick to Charlotte for the No. 57 pick, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 29, 2021
Charlotte was seeking a starting center with Cody Zeller entering free agency (and being unreliable). That could be Plumlee. The Hornets will also have cap space to chase better centers and make Plumlee the backup.
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