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He hasn’t gotten to Detroit yet and it isn’t really official yet, but Brandon Jennings the new Detroit Piston has been tooned.  I wouldn’t have done this so quickly, but when I shot out a question to my twitter followers about what hairstyle I should toon Brandon in, I got the best answer from @evan4623.  Toon ‘em all!  I have a feeling I’m going to be retooning his hair all season.

I myself am partial to the Gumby cut.

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Yes, Brandon Jennings is a Piston.  Are you happy?

Coming from Adrian Wojnarowski who is in the know:

The Detroit Pistons are nearing an agreement to acquire Brandon Jennings in a sign-and-trade deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Pistons are finalizing a three-year, $24 million contract with Jennings, sources told Y! Sports.

Jennings, 23, averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 assists in 80 games for the Bucks last season. He was the 10th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft and spent his first fours seasons with the Bucks.

Jennings is the Pistons’ second big free-agent acquisition of the summer. They earlier signed former Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith to a four-year, $54 million contract. Longtime Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups also has returned to Detroit on a two-year contract. Via Yahoo.com

No word yet on what Detroit is giving to the Bucks in return.

Another interesting development in what has been an action packed Detroit Pistons summer. Stay tuned!

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UPDATE:

Looks like it’s a Brandon for Brandon deal.

“Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg posted on his Twitter account that former Hokies standout Deron Washington has signed a guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons, who selected him 59th overall (second round) in the 2008 NBA draft.” Via Daily Press.com

Now there is more….. Our guru Dave Dial gives us the juice.

“Moves like that(signing players like Washington to guaranteed contracts) are often made when one team has to send back a certain amount of money back in a trade. For example, if Detroit is $4 million under the cap after signing Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva and were to get involved with the Hornets in a trade for Tyson Chandler, the Pistons would have to send back a certain amount of salaries in order to make it work.

Chandler makes $12.2 million dollars, and the Pistons might be $4 million under the cap so a straight salary dump couldn’t work. Stay tuned…

{Update: I’ve been informed that there is a 30 day waiting period when you sign a second-round pick before that player can be traded.}”

Detroit Bad Boys adds even more….suggesting Rip could be on his way out.

Now with the quickness in which this is all happening a girls’ head is spinning. I can’t even sleep without waking up to some rumors or possible trades.  I have been locked to Twitter for the past few days to send out the info as quickly as I get it no matter where I am, so do some following.