Former University of Kentucky star Brandon Knight is on the move.
The Detroit Pistons traded the second-year point guard to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, according to several media outlets.
Knight presumably will be the starting point guard for Milwaukee, a team in rebuilding mode after being eliminated in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs as the No. 8 seed in 2012-13.
According to reports first made public by Yahoo Sports and ESPN, the Bucks were to sign disgruntled point guard Brandon Jennings to a three-year, $24 million contract, then trade him to Detroit. Milwaukee was also to receive small forward Khris Middleton and center Viacheslav Kravstov.
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Knight, the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft, is on his rookie-scale contract and will make $2.7 million next season. He has two more seasons on his rookie-scale deal.
The 6-foot-3 Knight averaged 13.3 points and 4.0 assists in 75 games (all starts) last season while shooting 40.7 percent from the field. As a rookie he averaged 12.8 points and 3.8 assists while starting 60 of 66 games in the lockout-shortened season.
Jennings averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 assists in 80 games for the Bucks last season.
Knight will join a Bucks backcourt with three newly acquired guards in O.J. Mayo, Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour.