Stan Van Gundy’s incredibly impressive overhaul of the Detroit Pistons continues.
Mere minutes before Yahoo Sports broke the news, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported the framework of the agreed-upon swap.
Thornton, 28 years old and a consummate journeyman, could prove more beneficial for his new team than his reputation suggests. The Pistons lack a viable three-point shooting threat, a weakness that’s limited the still-devastating effect of Reggie Jackson-Andre Drummond pick-and-rolls. Thornton is hardly a marksman of the highest regard, but has nonetheless proven himself an effective long-range shooter during his well-traveled time in the NBA.
The real prize here, though, is Motiejunas.